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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).

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    Occasionally in life we happen upon quiet moments that seem ordinary at first glance, but a second look reveals something genuinely moving and extraordinary is unfolding If we are lucky we take the time for that second look and we make the time to really appreciate it. Early Friday morning a photo capturing just such a moment was posted on reddit and quickly climbed to the top spot garnering hundreds of comments in just a few hours. This is that […]

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    DIY Halloween prank: How to make it look like you’ve put your severed head into a pickle jar

    SEATTLE – So you want to pull a Halloween prank, but it feels like everything has been done? How about putting your own severed head in a jar filled with formaldehyde and leaving it where your intended victim will find it? Or maybe just fool them into thinking that’s what you have done. This photo was widely shared on reddit Friday and shows how effective this DIY prank can be. So how do you do it? It’s actually reasonably simply […]

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    Congressman’s comments on suicide at high school spark student outrage & tears

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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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    SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: Wild winds cause waterfall to flow backwards (VIDEO)

    HAYFIELD, United Kingdom –The tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo battered much of the UK earlier this week leaving widespread damage in its wake. Wild winds battered the Derbyshire Peak District causing an incredible phenomenon, a backward flowing waterfall. The video, posted on YouTube, shows the winds whipping the water back up the cliff and into the air. Rod Kirkpatrick posted the video. “The river Kinder is stopped in its tracks as it is blown back up onto Kinder Scout Plateau […]