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

  Southwest Indiana Chamber hosts Lunch with the Governor

  State coronavirus map shows 42 new cases in Vanderburgh County

  Sauced, Schymik’s Kitchen temporarily closed due to COVID-19

  New COVID-19 testing site open in Downtown Evansville

  Pandemic negatively impacting local restaurant’s catering sales over 4th of July weekend

Hartshorne Mining Company selling assets

  Vanderburgh Co. declared high-intensity drug trafficking area

  Double murder suspect appeared in court

  Demolition begins at old IGA building on North Main Street

  Vanderburgh Co. Council to vote on $50,000 for additional COVID-19 testing

  Democratic Party supports Evansville City Council President amid controversial social media post

  City Council members react to tensions, resolution denial

  Newburgh business owner receives anti-pride hate letter

  COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100 people in Tri-State

  City leaders discuss proposed Evansville Police Merit Commission expansion

  Evansville officials strive to keep local playgrounds clean for guests

  Woman accused of mailing checked off ballot requests makes court appearance

  Man facing attempted murder in court accused of shooting 2 Sat. night

  6 Evansville murders in 2020 still remain unsolved

  Affidavit: Baby died ‘a considerable amount of time’ before father got help

  Evansville Mayor, EPD Chief oppose nationwide call to ‘defund the police’

  EPD chief discusses changes in department amid nationwide unrest

  Local car enthusiast reacts to Frog Follies cancellation

  EPD release body cam in chase where officers were shot at

  Ellis Park reopens at 33% capacity

  Evansville leaders, law enforcement encourage peaceful protesting

  Officials: Narcan use increasing in Vanderburgh Co.

  Protest goes peacefully in downtown Evansville

  Shooting victim’s friend speaks out

  EPD still searching for suspect responsible for Saturday’s deadly shooting