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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).


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    Dedicated dude: ‘Won a trip to Puerto Rico and couldn’t take my wife. Didn’t have a single second of fun’

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Now that is dedication.  But is it dedication to his wife or to the joke? Only the internet can decide. Redditor widgetdude posted a series of photos Monday morning and within four hours the thread was at the top of the site with more than 16-hundred comments. “Won a trip to Puerto Rico and couldn’t take my wife,” he wrote as a headline. “Didn’t have a single second of fun.” In the comments on reddit […]

  • ‘Good Times’ star Jimmie Walker says he was kicked out of Seattle hotel for brandishing ‘finger gun’

    SEATTLE —  Comedian and former sitcom star Jimmie Walker says he was asked to leave a Seattle hotel for reportedly making his fingers into the shape of a gun and pointing it at a clerk. Walker recounted the story, which he says happened several years ago, on Q13 FOX News This Morning. Walker rose to fame in the 1970s appearing on the popular television show Good Times. His character is known for using the catchphrase ‘Dy-no-mite.’ The comedian first recounted […]

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    Day after shocking crash, different Germanwings pilot does something remarkable for passengers

    HAMBURG, Germany —  Britta Englisch had very mixed feelings about boarding a Germanwings aircraft just a day after the co-pilot of another Germanwings airliner had deliberately crashed it into the side of a mountain. But Englisch had to travel from Hamburg to Cologne Germany.  So on the plane she went. As she boarded the pilot of the plane did something simple, yet remarkable, he welcomed each passenger personally wrote Englisch in a Facebook post that has now been shared more […]

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    Photo of woman in bikini goes crazy viral on Facebook, but not for the reason you might think

    LOS ANGELES, California — A photo of a woman in a bikini has been shared on Facebook nearly 50-thousand times in the last few days. But it’s not being shared for the reason you might think. The photo is galvanizing and inspiring women and men across the internet. Here’s the photo of Rachel Hollis.  Hollis is the founder of The Chic.  She’s an author, event planner as well as chef and fashion reporter. In the photo not only are Hollis’ […]

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    WATCH: Man catches kids doing something awesome at Walmart, ‘What’s wrong with today’s youth? Not a dang thing’

    ARLINGTON, Texas —  It was just one of those moments. Mark Ammann was at a Texas Walmart when he heard singing. Ammann quickly recognized the song as the National Anthem, but something sounded funny about it. So naturally he pulled out his smart phone and started to record video as he went in search of the singers. What he found was both adorable and awesome. “What’s wrong with today’s youth? Not a dang thing. Just now in Walmart,” Ammann wrote […]

  • UPDATE: One mom’s frustrated tweet nets job, worldwide fame for son with Down Syndrome

    LIVERPOOL, England —  One tweet from a concerned mom turned into a worldwide effort to find one 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome a job. Now Ben Small has a job and his step-mom, Fiona Hodge, is considering using the family’s sudden fame to advocate for disability employment issues. Hodge sent the initial tweet two weeks ago. Won't someone in the Liverpool area give my step son, Ben, who has Down's Syndrome a chance at a paid job? Motivated with NVQ […]

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    Niece embarrassed to wear princess dress to theater, so uncle wears one with her

    FLORENCE, Alabama — The internet has already awarded him ‘Uncle of the Year.’ But now we know who he really is! Meet Jesse Frank Nagy. He’s the guy who found out his niece was embarrassed to wear her princess gown to the movie theater, so he decided to wear one with her. The photo, posted Sunday, had been shared more than 11-hundred times by Tuesday morning when Nagy found himself appearing live on Good Morning America. According to ABC News […]

  • Photographer captures moment ‘ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient’

    It is a grainy, dark photo snapped from across a parking lot of a person low to the ground, head bent and face invisible. “An ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient,” reads the caption on the photo posted to Reddit Thursday. The poster, who identifies as NickMoore911, wrote that he is an EMT and that a fellow EMT snapped the picture. “The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients,” wrote Moore. “Though this […]

  • Ben Small

    One tweet by one mom launched a worldwide hunt for one job for one son

    LIVERPOOL, England —  One tweet from a concerned mom has turned into a worldwide effort to find one 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome a job. Fiona Hodge sent the tweet late Friday. Won't someone in the Liverpool area give my step son, Ben, who has Down's Syndrome a chance at a paid job? Motivated with NVQ 2 in catering — Fleabag (@FleaBagLady) March 13, 2015 Her step-son, Ben Small, has had no trouble finding and keeping jobs in the past.  […]

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    LA man performs ‘Uptown Funk Treadmill Dance’ and video goes instantly viral

    LOS ANGELES, California — Is this the ‘best cardio workout’? Actor, dancer, choreographer and singer Carson Dean says it is and within hours of posting his new ‘workout’ video to YouTube it had been seen more than 600-thousand times. “Don’t believe me,” he wrote on YouTube.  “Just watch.”