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

  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

  USI hosts annual Mental Health Summit

  New Ellis Park owners discuss multimillion dollar plans

  Old Muhlenberg Co. school being transformed into distillery

  Sewer maintenance underway on Evansville’s west side

  The Warrick Co. Fair is underway

  All Saints Parish hosts 1st Community Produce Giveaway

  EPD welcomes 14 new officers

  Local soccer fans enjoy US team World Cup victory

  Family salvages what is left of home after fire

  Cat wakes up Rockport family before fire destroys home

  Ellis Park celebrates Opening Day

  Vanderburgh Co. Coroner says meth continues to make an impact

  Grandparents of Girl Scout killed at camp recall special times, memories

  Jasper priest remembers Isabelle Meyer

  Girl Scout dies after ‘freak accident’ at Indiana camp

  Evansville city council approves $2.2M to fix east side neighborhood’s flooding problems

  Blocked railroad crossings frustrating Gibson Co. residents

  Ellis Park officials look forward to upcoming season

  SNAP members express concerns about Owensboro Bishop

  ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ opens at Newburgh Museum

  Ohio River Sweep draws hundreds to Evansville riverfront