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

  Nearly 10 million Americans file for unemployment in last 2 weeks

  600 Berry Global employees temporarily out of work

  Berry Global to produce thousands of face shields

  Evansville city officials make social distancing a priority in meetings

  Evansville City Council approves more than $2M in precautionary cuts

  Mt. Vernon native opens up about COVID-19 experience

  IN, KY, IL Daily Coronavirus Recap 3/26

  Common ways COVID-19 is transferred

  COVID-19 brings on mental health issues

  Remembering Mayor Russell Lloyd 40 years since his tragic death

  COVID-19 closures brings concern to Evansville city budget

  Daily Recap: Coronavirus 3/18

  Coronavirus impact continues at national, state and local levels

  Berry Global products playing pivotal role in fight against coronavirus

  Travel industry hit by coronavirus concerns

  Deaconess prepares for COVID-19 by offering nurse triage hotline

  SWIRCA in Evansville discusses coronavirus precautions

  EPD Detective recalls night of deadly crash

  Nashville area teams, workers here for OVC tourney after deadly tornado

  McFarland sentenced in deadly police chase crash

  OVC, Ford Center officials prepare in event of illness

  Central basketball student manager seizes the moment

  Hatfield urges county council to vote on jail

  Robert Doerr’s daughter, best friend hope new info leads to justice

  Coroner: Man who died after arrest had no trauma or injury

  EPD: Person of interest named in firefighter’s death investigation

  United Caring Service serving more than ever, look to add Crisis Care Center

  EPD to focus on aggressive drivers

  USI to offer new summer housing options

  Special Report: Addressing violence at American Legion