Travis Mayfield is an anchor and host on Q13 News This Morning.

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 with his husband, kids and dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Anne Frank friend: Hidden diary pages ‘should not have been made public’

    SEATTLE — A childhood friend of Anne Frank says the contents of two mysterious pages of her diary, hidden by Frank herself, should never have been revealed. Laureen Nussbaum, a holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1927 and fled to Amsterdam with her family where she became friends Anne and her sister Margot Frank. Nussbaum came to the US after World War II ended and was a linguist and writer at Portland State University. She has lived for the […]

  • Uranus smells like farts, science proves

    Uranus smells like farts. Don't laugh, it's science. A new study suggests clouds in the planet's atmosphere are composed of hydrogen sulfide, the molecule that makes rotten eggs smell so bad.

  • What’s the secret to Bothell’s economy of innovation?

    BOTHELL, Wash — Think innovation and you probably think of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Or maybe you think of Redmond, the home of Microsoft. Kirkland and Fremont both have innovative reputations around here as well. But Bothell? In recent years the community on the northeastern end of Lake Washington has emerged as a leading contender for the most innovative community in the state. How did that happen? Real estate is cheaper in Bothell than it is in Redmond. The congestion […]

  • Facebook to notify users if data was harvested in Cambridge Analytica scandal

    NEW YORK — Facebook will begin alerting users whose private data may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal starting Monday. All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds titled “Protecting Your Information.” It will have a link to information on which Facebook apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. In addition, 87 million users whose data might have been shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a more detailed message […]

  • Local inmates create art, convince prison staff to hold first ever auction

    TACOMA — An ambitious and unprecedented prison event culminating in Tacoma and this program aims to do much more than rehabilitate inmates. Unguarded is an auction of art created by inmates and auctioned off to the public with proceeds benefiting hurricane ravages areas including Puerto Rico and Texas. Prison is an extremely hard place. It’s hard physically, it’s hard emotionally and yet that doesn’t mean the inmates themselves are always hardened. So when hurricanes ravaged the U.S. last summer, men […]

  • ‘Just walk out:’ Amazon opens store with no cashiers, lines or registers

    SEATTLE — No cashiers, no lines, no registers — this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience store. Amazon employees have been testing the store, which is at the bottom floor of the company’s Seattle headquarters, for about a year. Amazon Go, open for business #Q13FOX — Travis Mayfield 🌈🔥 (@TravisMayfield) January 22, […]

  • 11 dead from cold as East Coast braces for winter ‘bomb cyclone’

    A major winter storm will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week, threatening hurricane-force winter wind gusts in a region already crippled by deadly cold. The technical term is bombogenesis but it’s often called a “bomb cyclone.” That’s when a cyclone rapidly intensifies over a 24-hour period. And for people along the coast from Florida to Maine, they’re in for a cold and wet couple of days. The bomb cyclone, expected to strike Thursday, will likely dump 6 to 12 inches […]

  • What’s inside newly discovered Space Needle time capsule from 1982?

    SEATTLE — Open it! Open it! Construction workers renovating the Space Needle’s Observation Deck discovered a 35-year-old time capsule earlier this week. On Friday, crews cut through a wall to get to the container that was bolted to a beam on the Observation Deck. Its contents were revealed by current and former Space Needle team members who were on hand when the time capsule was installed in 1982. The capsule contained historic documents, photographs, art and even a master key to […]

  • WATCH: M.J. McDermott explains science behind weather forecasting

  • Church tells girl she can’t have First Communion because ‘suits are for boys, dresses for girls’

    A 9-year-old girl in Indiana was so excited about her First Communion that she picked out a very special suit for the day. But when that special day came, the parish said suits are for boys and dresses are for girls. Cady Mansell could only participate in the ceremony if she wore a dress. She refused and her mom backed her up. A parish official told The Washington Post that they occasionally get requests from kids to wear purple instead […]