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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).

You can also like him at Facebook.com/TravisMayfieldTV


Recent Articles
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    SEATTLE –  The world needs a little more kindness.  So we at Q13 New are pledging to do one extra act of kindness every day for the month of August and we are asking you to join us. Use the hashtag #OneKindThing to share the kindness, ask others to take the pledge and recognize those doing something kind. You don’t need to think of the most amazing act of kindness every day (though that could be fun too), just something […]

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    ‘F’ is for ‘fired:’ Actors who play Bob, Gordon and Luis let go from Sesame Street

    NEW YORK — A veteran star of “Sesame Street” is saying today’s story is brought to you by the letter “F” — for “fired.” Bob McGrath, who has played “Bob” on the long running series since 1969, recently told an audience at Florida Supercon that he “has been graciously let go” from the show, along with Roscoe Orman, who played Gordon, and Emilio Delgado, who played Luis. “I have completed my 45th season this year,” McGrath said. “And the show […]

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    Hillary Clinton makes history, but major newspapers show photo of Bill

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    ‘Pokemon Go transportation’ – Trainers paying to be driven around while playing game

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

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    Bon Jovi surprises fan battling cancer

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

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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’

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

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