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Travis Mayfield is the Director of Audience Engagement at Q13FOX and Tribune Broadcasting Seattle where he oversees the social media and digital strategy on all platforms.

Travis started his career in broadcast journalism at NBC’s Today Show in New York City, followed up with a year at KHQ-TV in Spokane all while still attending Gonzaga University. After earning a degree from GU Travis went to Montana where he produced, reported and anchored for NBC Montana.

Travis returned to Washington to work as a special projects reporter at KNDO-TV in Yakima before returning to Spokane to work as KXLY-TV’s consumer reporter.

Travis came home to Seattle in 2006. He first served as a reporter for KOMO News on the radio and television. He was then promoted to Community Network Manager, Executive Producer and Director of Digital Social Strategy for the Fisher Interactive Network before landing at Q13 FOX.

Travis’ work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, RTNDA, the Associated Press and in 2012 he received a Fisher Communications “Innovation” award. Travis was most recently nominated for an Emmy in 2012 and he serves on the board of governors of NATAS NW.

Travis was born in Oregon, raised in Port Orchard, Washington and now lives in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood. He and his husband are the proud dad of twins.

Follow Travis on Twitter and Instagram @TravisMayfield (and you’ll probably get to see lots of photos of those twins).

Recent Articles
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    Could that photo of the weasel riding the woodpecker in mid-flight possibly be real?

    EAST LONDON, England —  At first glace it is a photo too insane to believe. ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. — Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015 Could that REALLY be a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker in mid-flight? A wildlife expert told BBC News there is no reason to doubt it. Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke told the BBC News Channel: “This is a truly extraordinary image. […]

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    SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: High speed cannon makes dumplings in a flash

    JAPAN —  I’ve seen some fast dumpling making in my time (I am hypnotized by the folks in the front window at Din Tai Fung), but this is a whole new level of fast food. This video posted to YouTube by a Japanese mobile phone company is insane. I know it is an advert for their phone service, but I’m pretty sure I’d eat at any place where I could (safely) watch a dumpling cannon in action. And hey, if […]

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    British retailer that SELLS ‘The Dress’ definitively answers: Blue and black or white and gold

    LONDON, England — The British retailer that actually made and sold the now famous ‘dress’ has taken to twitter to confirm the actual colors. We can confirm #TheDress is blue and black! We should know! — Roman Originals (@romanoriginals) February 27, 2015 Roman Originals tweeted the confirmation Friday morning. The dress is officially called the Lace Bodycon Dress by the retailer and is available to order on its website for 50-pounds (or roughly $77 US).

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    Why is this beloved 80s cartoon suddenly trending on Facebook? Disney makes a BIG announcement

    DUCKBURG — The much beloved 80s and 90s afternoon cartoon series Ducktales is getting a reboot for a whole new generation. Disney announced a new animated comedy series based on the original cartoon had been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. From Disney: The new series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved […]

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    British Columbia man shoots video selfie while rescuers use Jaws of Life to cut him from crashed car

    VICTORIA, British Columbia — After a serious car crash medics will tell you they do everything they can to keep those involved awake until they can get to the hospital. That’s probably why medics who responded to a crash outside Victoria early one January morning didn’t stop the lone occupant of the car from taking a selfie while they used the Jaws of Life to cut through the twisted metal and rescue him. The man, Andrew Mac, says he blacked […]

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    Bet you didn’t know an octopus could move THIS fast (VIDEO)

    Quick, what’s the most vicious and cunning predator you can name? Bet you didn’t say octopus. Maybe you will after you watch this video shot recently in a tidepool near Yallingup Western Australia. WARNING:  The video contains graphic language.

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    PHOTOS: Some people do not understand how to use the shopping baskets at Target

    SEATTLE —  Reddit has been abuzz over the last few days with photos of shopping baskets at Target. But what’s so exciting about these baskets you might ask? Apparently some shoppers don’t understand how to use them. In fact some are using the entire rack that holds the baskets by the door to drag their baskets around the store. Don’t believe us? Behold just SOME of the photos from reddit. and then this happened.  

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    Fed up with snow blocking their favorite bike path these Boston cyclists did something to make every 10-year-old jealous

    BOSTON, Massachusetts —  Some cyclists in Massachusetts really wanted to keep riding their favorite bike path between Boston and Medford. But the near continuous snow and unending plowing meant that path was blocked by huge snow berms and mounds. So they decided to take matters into their own hands and dig a snow tunnel. “The MBTA blocked access to a bike path with a giant snowbank when they plowed the parking lot at Wellington Station,” wrote Ari Goldberger on YouTube.  […]

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    MUST SEE: This is why parents never get anything done

    I can relate. Can you?

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    What happens when your bra falls into your downstairs neighbor’s garden? Here’s one solution (VIDEO)

    Imagine living in an apartment above the ground floor and drying your laundry on your deck railing or out your window. What happens if one of your bras accidentally tumbles into the garden of the person living below you? Well you could go down, knock on the door and ask for it back. Or you could do this: