Joseph Payton

Joseph joined the 14 News team in June of 2018 as a Multimedia Journalist/ Reporter. He comes to 14 News from Ohio University where he graduated with a degree in Journalism News and Information and a minor in sociology. While at Ohio University, Joseph worked as a reporter and anchor for News Watch in both news and sports at WOUB. During his senior year, he was also the host of the sports department’s flagship live television program called Gridiron Glory, where he led a team of reporters in their coverage of over 30 local high school football teams. Joseph grew up in the small town of Ironton, Ohio, and attended St. Joseph Central Catholic High School. He gained an affection for television news as a young child while watching the local news and Sports Center. Joseph is also the youngest of four children. He has two older sisters and one older brother. Aside from news, Joseph likes playing basketball, video games, piano, and playing with his niece and nephews. He also is a big fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Ohio Bobcats, and Ohio State Buckeyes. Joseph is excited to get his career started in Evansville and looks forward to getting to know the community. If you see him around town, be sure to introduce yourself and send any story ideas that you might have his way!

Recent Articles by Joseph

  St. Benedict’s Brew Works expanding to Rockport

Zoup! permanently closes First Ave. location

‘Bare’ book tour begins in Newburgh

Evansville winter hike series begins

Thousands attend The Really Big Show

Rockport receives safety grant

Perry Co. Courthouse could add security features

North Spencer schools using mobile app for safety

Crews begin demolition of I.O.O.F. building

Football fans enjoy the big game at LeRoy’s Tavern

Indiana Secretary of Commerce tours downtown Evansville

Yellow lab falls into icy pond, rescued by firefighters

Woman sentenced to 24 years for deadly Gibson Co. crash

Holocaust Remembrance Day honored in Madisonville

Spread the Vote looks to start chapter in Evansville

Shutdown affecting negotiations with EPA

Dental clinic helping people without insurance

Super Blood Wolf Moon watch party canceled, people still show up

Winter storm causing hazardous roads

UE announces location for new wellness and recreation center