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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Recent Articles
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  • 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 […]

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  • You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles online

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  • Starbucks new college tuition program not a free ride

    NEW YORK — Starbucks employees who want to finish college learned recently they’ll get some help with their tuition, but it won’t be a free ride. A student who completes all four years at Arizona State University’s online program could pay in the ballpark of $23,000, according to calculations based on tuition costs. Also, a significant slice of the cost won’t be paid by Starbucks at all, but by its partner ASU. Workers who are admitted will receive a scholarship […]

  • Seattle based shoe company sprints toward bright future, wants you to join them

    SEATTLE — Running is not just a growing sport, it’s a growth business and could mean hundreds of new jobs over the next decade in Western Washington. Seattle based Brooks Running Co. has a 90 year history in the athletic apparel business. In 2001 Jim Weber took over as CEO and focused the company on running and running shoes. “Wow, I don’t think there’s a better place in the world for a running brand,” says Weber. “This is a community […]

  • U.S. Virgin Islands will pay you to visit them in 2017

    SEATTLE — Does the cold snap have you dreaming of warm tropical places? The U.S. Virgin Islands want you to visit — and they’ll give you free money! The Q13 FOX Weather app says it’s 82 degrees and sunny in the Virgin Islands. The daily outlook shows highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s for the foreseeable future. The U.S. territory will give visitors $300 in spending credit if you stay at least three nights on St. Thomas, […]

  • A look at Amazon’s $4 billion urban campus & spheres coming to Seattle (and what’s inside)

    SEATTLE — Amazon is building a $4 billion new urban campus with buildings stretching across three blocks, set apart from the current campus in South Lake Union. Our news partner The Seattle Times published photos showcasing the campus with several unique spheres in a front page story on Tuesday. The Times says the exterior should be finished by this spring, but the buildings won’t really be open until 2018. Here you can get an idea of the size of these […]

  • Super Mario Run: Nintendo to release its first-ever mobile game today

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  • Woman finds new use for wedding dress… as a Christmas Tree skirt!

    A South Carolina woman was tired of her old wedding dress taking up space in her basement, so she decided to do something pretty daring! Tess Heidelberger got married in the early 1990s. She said neither of her daughters wanted the dress for their weddings, and she was too sentimental to throw it away. So she decided to create something new — she took scissors and a hot glue gun to the dress and created a skirt for her Christmas […]