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
  • 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 […]

  • FDA to bakery: Love is NOT an ingredient in granola

    A Massachusetts company bakes with love and the FDA is not happy. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a 5-page warning letter to the head baker and CEO of the bakery called Nashoba: “Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient ‘Love.’ Love is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient.” “I really like that […]

  • War of words between fired voice of Kermit the Frog, Disney and Henson family

    NEW YORK — Puppeteer Steve Whitmire, who was fired from his 27-year gig as the voice of Kermit the Frog, and Disney representatives are breaking their silence about the split, which is proving to be anything but amicable. Whitmire, 58, has voiced the beloved green Muppet for much of his life, working with Jim Henson since he was a teenager and replacing Henson as Kermit after his death in 1990.  He tells the New York Times he was informed he […]

  • Nordstrom selling jeans made to look dirty for $425

    SEATTLE — Retailers sell some weird stuff — like, perhaps, these $425 blue jeans that are made to look dirty. Yes, four hundred and twenty-five dollars. (We spelled it out because we couldn’t believe it either!) The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans are available online. Here’s the description that goes along with them: “Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not […]

  • CDC report crushes your chicken-kissing dreams

    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an uptick in salmonella cases due to more and more people keeping and raising chickens. How do you get salmonella from a chicken, you ask? Take a wild guess.