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 still awaiting guidance on ISDH coronavirus dashboard information

  EPD detective recalls battle with COVID-19

  Evansville City Controller explains PSLIT fund

  Evansville City Council reacts to proposal to reallocate police dept. funds

  Restricted METS bus schedule causes frustration for some

  EVSC looking for more bus drivers

  Vanderburgh County Council approves 2021 budget

  Sheriff Wedding switches to Republican Party

  COVID-19 impacts passenger overload, flight postponements at EVV

Marrs Elementary return to school in-person Wed. after closing due to water main break

  Chief Bolin back at work after recovering from COVID-19

  3 sentenced in 2019 murder case; Family keeps victim’s memory alive

  Daviess County Public Schools release date for 1st phase of in-person learning

  Korn Ferry Tour Championship bringing national exposure, economic impact to Tri-State area

  Pro-Am Tournament tees off without spectators

  Some COVID-19 patients treated with convalescent plasma at Deaconess

  Pediatrician discusses presumed COVID-19 cases in children

  2 new COVID-19 deaths in Dubois Co., Vanderburgh Co. cases up 12

  Healthcare workers prepping for upcoming flu season amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Hopkins Co. Judge Executive apologizes for magistrate’s ’insensitive’ Facebook post

  Source: VP Pence visited family of friend who recently died while in Tri-State

  Vice President Pence visits Lincoln Boyhood Memorial

  City of Evansville hosting ‘Re-Open House’ for citizens struggling to pay rent, utilities

  Wabash Co. health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure at ‘mini prom'

  All options available for local schools’ upcoming fall semester

  First look inside EVSC classrooms ahead of 2020-2021 school year

  EVSC prepares for opening day

  Wabash Co. Health Department adding security cameras

  Warrick Schools administrator tests positive for COVID-19

  Aurora to help prevent evictions related to COVID-19 impact