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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).

Recent Articles
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    Local bride and groom thrilled by Presidential photobomb

    SEATTLE — A local couple is thrilled that their wedding day photoshoot was photobombed late last week. Why you might ask? Take a close look at the photos shared with Q13 News by photographer Rebecca Phillips of Rebecca Jane Photography. See that Boeing 747 way up at the top? “Right after I took this image we looked up and saw the flag on the tail of the plane,” wrote Phillips in an email to Q13. Yes, that is Air Force […]

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      Please include your first name and where you live in the description of the photo.  By submitting your photo you agree to allow Q13 FOX to use your photo on-air, online or on any other platform. Please submit your photo only once, it will appear in the gallery once it has been approved. M.J. McDermott may use your photo on the air during our morning show.  If you would like to receive an email alerting you to this, please put […]

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    Bus driver’s Facebook plea to find owner of lost stuffed animal goes viral, works!

    LONDON, England — It will be a crying shame if someone doesn’t write a children’s book about how a bus driver reunited a toddler with her lost lovely this week in London. A week ago Friday driver Robert Campbell found a well-worn and clearly well-loved pink stuffed bunny forgotten on his bus. Campbell kept the bunny with him for the rest of his route and snapped some photos of the lost lovely behind the wheel of the bus and operating […]

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    Hottest new restaurant in New York City is in college dorm room?

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    Transgender waitress shares patron’s ‘stellar’ parenting moment on Facebook, post goes viral

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    Can you help solve this magical mystery at Mt. Rainier?

    MOUNT RAINIER, Washington – A local photographer happened upon a magical moment Sunday and captured it all with his camera. Unfortunately he says before he could alert the two people who made the scene so special they were gone. “I think I caught the tail end of a marriage proposal when taking this shot of Silver Falls in Mount Rainier National Park yesterday,” says Josh Murfield. Murfield shared the resulting photo on the Q13 Facebook page where he explained the […]