Travis Mayfield is the Director of Digital Strategy at Q13 FOX, JOEtv and Portland’s CW for Tribune Media where he oversees the social media and digital strategy on all platforms.

Travis also serves on-air as Q13 News Social Media Editor.

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).

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    Nearly a dozen women show up after man’s father places full-page ad to find him a wife

    COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — It has been especially difficult to find love for Baron Brooks, a businessman living in Salt Lake City. But things are looking up. His father decided the single 48-year-old could use a little help navigating the dating world. Brooks was shocked to see his own picture in a full-page ad, seeking a wife. “If I die now, I want it to be known by medical science, that one can die from embarrassment,” he told Q13 News. Brooks said he […]

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    Bon Jovi surprises fan battling cancer

    What started as a family meal turned into the surprise of a lifetime for cancer patient Carol Cesario. Her daughter Rosie Skripkunis was shooting video when rocker Jon Bon Jovi greeted Cesario while she ate with family at the musician’s restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River, New Jersey. “Mom’s dream came true,” Skripkunis wrote on Facebook, sharing photos and the video, which has more than 116,000 views. It was a well-executed surprise that started a few weeks ago when […]

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    Groundbreaking project by The Seattle Times aims to start constructive discussions about race

    SEATTLE — Terms like “racism,” “white privilege” and “politically correct” are often used when talking about race. Our partners at The Seattle Times are working on a groundbreaking project tackling this topic. They interviewed 18 people from Western Washington about what these and other phrases meant to them. Their responses are featured in an interactive online video project titled “Under Our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?” Two members of the editorial team behind this project, Corinne Chin […]

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    Man mortified after family places full-page ad to find him a wife

    COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – It can be tough to find love out there. It has been especially difficult for Baron Brooks, a Jewish businessman living in Salt Lake City. A certain family member decided the single 48-year-old could use a little help navigating the dating world. When Brooks was reading a North Idaho newspaper, he was shocked to see his own picture in a full-page ad, seeking a wife. “If I die now, I want it to be known by […]

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    Boston Globe’s full front page: AR-15 and three words ‘Make It Stop’

    An image and three words make up the Boston Globe’s front page Thursday: An AR-15 and the words “Make It Stop.” In Thursday’s striking front page editorial, the newspaper displays an assault rifle, which takes up the entirety of the front cover. To the right of the picture of the gun are the words, “Make It Stop” with the word “Stop” in red lettering. The Boston newspaper displays the gun, and a sample bullet entry, at their actual sizes. The […]

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    Orlando Sentinel devotes front page to editorial about victims, community – NOT the gunman

    The Orlando newspaper is making a powerful statement by devoting its entire front page to an editorial focusing on the victims and the community, rather than the gunman who killed nearly 50 people at a nightclub early Sunday. The Monday edition of the Orlando Sentinel showed an editorial on A1 with the headline: “United to heal from the nightclub shooting: Where We Stand.” Notice what is not on the front page? Any mention of the shooter — his name or […]

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    Travis Mayfield: I laughed on TV this week. It was fake. But for a minute it felt real

    Fake it ‘til you make it. It sounds so cliché to write it, but I have lived that advice for my entire broadcast career. Now that advice just might save me. My first experience in local TV was an internship on a brand new show launching on KHQ-TV in Spokane. The host of that show, Debra Wilde, gave me the advice to just fake it until it was real. That was nearly 20 years ago, and I am blessed to still be […]

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    Grieving Q13 News reporter Travis Mayfield shares moving tribute of love after toddler son’s swift, tragic death

    You haven’t seen me on Q13 News in the last few weeks.  Many of you have reached out to ask me why.  I have tried to answer each of you as honestly as I was able to at the time. I have said that we had experienced a death in our family.  That the people of Q13 News and our parent company, Tribune Media, have been incredibly generous in allowing me to grieve our loss for as long as needed.  […]

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    Travis Mayfield: My new relationship with my dead son and accepting his postcards from the stars

    Tommy is dead. I keep repeating that simple phrase over and over again. Sometimes I say it aloud. Other times I say it in my head. Half the time I stop and then add the phrase and he is not coming back. I know he is dead. I know he is not coming back. Yet if I do not continue to tell myself these facts I lapse into a space where for a few seconds my deeply damaged mind forgets […]

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    Facebook is hiding messages in a ‘secret’ inbox — here’s how to find it

    If you have used Facebook’s Messenger app, you have probably seen the “Other” inbox — but did you know there’s yet another place where messages might be hidden? Facebook has a feature that sends you a “message request” when someone you are not friends with tries to send you a message. But those messages are being filtered. To view the “filtered” messages: Open Messenger app > Settings > People > Message Requests > See Filtered requests The majority of the messages will […]