Joseph Payton

Joseph Payton


Evansville, IN

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

  EVSC Foundation invests in Headstrong Concussion Program

  EPD discusses American Legion shooting, neighbors nervous after 5 shot

  Community comes out to celebrate Boonville’s renovated town square

  Construction on Sunrise Pump Station continues

  Evansville Water and Sewer Utility board hears bids for Old State Project

  Evansville mayoral candidates speak at Rotary Club lunch

  Blight Elimination Project continues in Evansville

  Ball State study says healthcare monopoly is a problem

  Councilwoman Missy Mosby offers to help mediate between Chief Bolin and FOP

  Voluntary layoffs happening at Fish Dynamics, employees say

  E-mails between Chief Bolin, FOP President released

  Moonlite Bar-B-Q employee rewarded for his work ethic

  Woman accused of stealing money raised for toddler’s funeral

  Second scheduled Movieland Speedpark auction canceled

  Solar canopy project underway at Evansville Regional Airport

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Department warns of vaping risks

  Death of Robert Doerr, Evansville firefighter, still unsolved

  Korn Ferry Tour Championship wraps up Mon. evening

  Mother disappointed in decision to close Child Life Center

  Sinkhole causing problems outside Tri-State Food Bank

  Tri-State Food Bank experiencing food surplus

  Peyton Manning visits Evansville to open new children’s ER

  Drainage improvements underway at Stoplight City Park

  Vacant homes cause problems on Missouri Street

  EVSC to help with student lunch debt

  Tattoos benefit EVSC student lunch debt

  Bark in the Park held Sun. at Bosse Field

  DCS worker attacked during check of toddler’s well-being

  EPD Officer suspended after not serving warrant

  Wife charged in stabbing death of husband appears in court