Joseph Payton

Huntington, W.Va.
Joseph Payton

Joseph started at WSAZ in June of 2021. Previously, he spent three years as a Multimedia Journalist at WFIE 14 News in Evansville, IN. He grew up in Ironton, OH where he graduated from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in 2014. He then attended Ohio University and graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism News and Information.

WSAZ is the station Joseph grew up watching as a kid and it is a dream come true for him to be back home serving the community that helped raise him. In his free time, you can find Joseph on a golf course with friends, eating at Texas Roadhouse, playing Xbox, or watching some of his favorite teams; the Ohio Bobcats, the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds.

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