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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    Forecast: A ‘one-two punch’ of storms brings risk of river flooding, power outages

    SEATTLE — The rain is already here and the wind is on its way. We’ve already seen scattered power outages from Bellingham to Olympia, and downed trees are a major concern. Q13 Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says as of 5 a.m. Thursday, the rain gauge at Shelton had 0.92″ and at 8 a.m. a weather spotter reported to NWS that Potlatch had 2.25″ in 24 hours. The rain has been heaviest on the south slopes of the Olympic mountains overnight. Mason county […]

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    Reunited at last: Elderly couple who broke hearts finally moved to same home

    They appear overcome with emotion and share a kiss, ecstatic to be back in each other’s arms. This was the touching scene when Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk, the elderly Canadian couple whose tearful goodbye photo pulled heart strings worldwide, were reunited at the same health care facility in Surrey, British Columbia. Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik , announced the happy news Friday on her Facebook page. “Thursday our family joyfully witnessed the reunification of Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk. Wolfram has finally […]

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    Chili and cinnamon rolls: The murky origin of the nostalgic food pairing

    SEATTLE — It’s the food pairing that’s both controversial and conventional. It all depends on how you were raised. In countless school lunchrooms across the U-S, Friday was a time for chili and cinnamon rolls. For many who grew up eating the combination, to this day the two are inseparably linked. But for those who never experienced the spicy and sweet pairing it’s a foreign and downright offensive concept. Still, it is indeed a thing. The Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane […]

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    CDC report crushes your chicken-kissing dreams

    Cancel your weekend plans, because kissing chickens is off the table. 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. An alarming number of people have apparently contracted it from kissing their fine fowl companions. According to the CDC’s research, 13% of the chicken-related salmonella cases they studied […]

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    Mother Teresa: A saint with a private struggle

    So Mother Teresa will become an official “saint” on Sunday. The prospect of her canonization means very little to those outside the church, many of whom deride her. Indeed, she was the subject of a famous diatribe by Christopher Hitchens, who described her as “a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud.” In my view, she deserves sainthood for a number of reasons, and even those not wholly committed to the angelic orders should revere her example of commitment to helping […]

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    Let’s fill the world with kindness, one kind thing at a time!

    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

    Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party on Tuesday night, a historic moment for any newspaper front page to document. But some front pages were missing a key component in their coverage of the event: a photo of Clinton herself. Newspapers like the Seattle Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Washington Post all ran headlines about Clinton’s achievement, but accompanied them with photos of former president Bill Clinton, […]

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

    PORTLAND, Ore. — An ad listed on Craigslist in the Portland area is offering up “Pokemon Go Transportation.” This creative entrepreneur writes: “I will drive you around Portland Metro area while you play Pokemon Go. Rides include snacks and beverages. $30/per person Includes 2 hours of driving around to all the PokeStops and Gym Trainers.” So who is going to pay for this service? Tons of people, according to a driver who offers a similar service in Pittsburgh. “Within an […]

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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 […]