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

  Ohio River Sweep draws hundreds to Evansville riverfront

  Evansville’s Farmers Market summer grand opening

  KY 603 back open after fire in Owensboro

  2 Tri-State facilities land on troubled nursing homes list

  WWII Veteran takes the flight of a lifetime

  Third annual Evansville Food Truck Festival draws thousands to Bosse Field

  Violent crime on the rise around Evansville

  Grand Slam surprise for Challenger League baseball player

  Officials exploring options for Dubois Co. jail

  Graduation night for 2 EVSC high schools

  Negotiations continue between Alcoa and United Steelworkers

  Local churches unite for foster care awareness month

  West Side Nut Club is improving Mesker Amphitheater entrance

  EVSC Contract Bus Drivers waiting for contract

  Chandler Movieland Speedpark officially open

  Stage is set for Princeton mayoral race

  Mother speaks out after stray bullet rips through her son’s bedroom ceiling

  Allegations against Fr. Bradley turned over to Vatican

  Local commission looking to fill vacancies

  INDOT assesses intersection of Hwy 41 and Washington Ave

  Intersection of Washington and Boeke is concerning drivers

  Local leaders reflect on the life of Sen. Richard Lugar

  Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony for Owensboro POW

  Construction on Boonville Square concerning business owners

  Teacher shortage creates challenges for North Spencer County Schools

  Guthrie’s Pharmacy closes its doors after 42 years

  Evansville priest reacts to Sri Lanka church bombings

  Kristy Kelley’s father reacts to Appeals Court ruling

  Remembering the St. Boniface Church fire of 1902

  Past visitors remember their visits to Notre Dame