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

  Tri-State groups lend a helping hand on Thanksgiving

  Person shot in Evansville, police investigating

  Evansville Rescue Mission holds Thanksgiving feast

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Department discusses meeting with state officials

  Webinar held to help businesses handle COVID-19

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. to receive inspection assistance

89 restaurants in Vanderburgh Co. receive cease and desist letters for COVID-19 violations

  Evansville brothers find a forever home

  New plans revealed for Evansville’s 5th and Main Street

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. speaks on COVID-19 spike

  EPD still investigating shootings on Madison, South Bedford Avenues

  Vanderburgh Co. Board of Health votes to not allow social gatherings larger than 50 people

  Mother of man involved in police shooting says ‘his name will be known’

  Election volunteers reflect on experience

  Vanderburgh Co. finishes counting ballots

  Counting continues at clerk’s office in Vanderburgh Co.

  Polls close, ballots now being counted in Vanderburgh Co.

  Election officials urge voters to be prepared for lines Tuesday despite high early voter turnout

  Poll workers train for Election Day

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Board only considering approval of events with no more than 125 people

  Anthem helping Tri-State Food Bank to provide thousands of meals

  Jury finds Bengert guilty in baby death trial

  Over 11k people participated in early voting in Henderson Co.

  More than 30k have voted early in Vanderburgh County

  Deaconess doctor discusses potential COVID-19 surge plan

  KY AG Daniel Cameron visits Henderson

  Evansville doctor discusses preparations for potential influx of patients

  Unprecedented early voting numbers, lines in Vanderburgh Co.

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Board votes for stricter COVID-19 restrictions

  Final day for 2020 Census response