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

  Henderson Co. Coroner recalls local mass shooting in 2008

  Title IX attorney explains UE investigation process

  COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic held at Old National Events Plaza

  FEMA accepting applicants for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

  Health officials voice concerns about Indiana bill that aims to restrict mandates

  EPD Chief responds to President Biden’s announcements on gun control

  10 more Vaccinated at St. James Missionary Baptist

  Mask policies now up to Tri-State business owners

  Tri-State travel agency says vacation bookings on the rise

  EVSC will host new summer learning program

  Vanderburgh Co. Road to Recovery Committee meets to discuss funding allocation

  Restaurant manager and Evansville doctor discuss Governor’s announcement

  Spring weather and optimism fill the air

  Witnesses report dark car at scene of Hwy 41 hit and run

  Commission on Homelessness completes COVID-19 vaccine clinics, 300 people receive doses

  95 vaccinated at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday

  Man found guilty in Evansville double murder trial

  Stimulus checks up to $1,400 coming soon to each eligible person

  Owensboro Bishop says Catholics can receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  Witness testimonies underway in double murder trial

  Logan’s Promise offering safe rides every weekend this month

  Hoosiers 50 and older now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine

  COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund announces 13th round of allocations

  Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine temporarily closed; search warrant served by Homeland Security

  EPD, FBI share new information in Dawnita Wilkerson case

  Early morning fire destroys home in Henderson

  Name of suspect in officer-involved shooting released

  Darmstadt maintenance crews prepare for more salting and plowing

  Cold temperatures are causing HVAC problems

  Snow brings high alert for southeastern region of Tri-State