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I’m a digital content producer and social TV host here at Q13 News. That means I post news and shareable stories to and our social media channels. I also join morning anchors Travis & Kaci on TV each Friday to bring our viewers into the conversation!

Back in 2011, I graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with a degree in communication/broadcast news.

I’m originally from Spokane where I landed my first news job. From there, I moved to the ‘Palm Springs of Washington’ for a couple of years. During my time in Yakima/Tri-Cities I worked just about every job in the newsroom — from producing newscasts to running live shots and even reporting in the field.

I love the Pacific Northwest! And I’m always looking for new places to explore. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @tslauson or get in touch with me by e-mail:

Recent Articles
  • Video: Major pileup outside Buffalo leaves motorists backed up for miles

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A crash involving at least a dozen vehicles brought traffic to a standstill for miles along the New York Thruway outside Buffalo Tuesday afternoon, according to officials. Snow was falling as 15 to 25 vehicles collided just before 2 p.m., police said. Officials do not yet know what caused the pileup of cars. Two people were hurt in the accident – one is in critical condition and the other in serious condition, police told The Buffalo News. […]

  • Emirates looks past turmoil with huge Boeing deal

    Dubai’s Emirates airline – the world’s largest international carrier – is eager to show it’s still top dog. The carrier on Sunday kicked off the biennial Dubai Air Show with a commitment to buy 40 787-10 airplanes from Boeing. The order came as a surprise to many as a fresh commitment for dozens more superjumbo Airbus A380s was widely expected. The jets won’t start arriving in Emirates’ fleet until 2022, but the carrier, which has more than 200 jets on […]

  • Techno Thursday: Why we hope to see Seahawks dancing, playing ‘air flute’

    RENTON, Wash. — It’s not exactly the pied piper. You might have wondered what was happening  Sunday as Seahawks players danced around Luke  Willson as he played the football like a flute. The tight end says the new tradition only took 2.5 minutes to come up with. But “Techno Thursday” has transcended its practice status, and made its way into a Sunday touchdown celebration. Seriously. Watch Seahawks Gameday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Q13 FOX, with postgame coverage to follow […]

  • WATCH LIVE: WE DAY Seattle 2017

    SEATTLE — Thousands of students are flocking to Seattle’s Key Arena for WE DAY Seattle 2017! Kids have to earn their way to the all-day event through local and global community service. The day is filled with appearances from celebrities, performers, speakers and athletes, including Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, singer Ciara, Sounders star Jordan Morris, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Allen Stone, Lily Allen and more! The event runs from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Friday, April 21.

  • WATCH: Q13 News’ Friday morning team tries to escape puzzle room!

    SEATTLE — Imagine being shoved into a room filled with clues and puzzles, and the only way out is to work together with your team to solve eachone and try to escape in the time allowed. Welcome to Puzzle Break, a real-life game that just opened a new location in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. But success only comes for teams who work well together — so what does it take to have the perfect team? We decided to put hosts Travis […]

  • LIVE UPDATES: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    SEATTLE —  The Seattle Seahawks (7-2-1) seem to have hit their stride as they make the cross-country trip to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5). The Hawks are coming off a 26-15 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Trouble is, Seattle can’t keep its running backs healthy. The bright side is Russell Wilson is having an MVP-caliber season and his favorite targets, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham, are looking like All-Pros. The Bucs have forced a league-leading 15 turnovers (six […]

  • LIVE UPDATES: Sounders FC at Colorado Rapids in leg 2 of West finals

    COMMERCE, CITY, Colo. — The Seattle Sounders take on the Colorado Rapids in leg 2 of the MLS Western Conference Championship at 1 p.m. Sunday. Nicolas Lodeiro scored on a penalty kick and the Sounders beat the Rapids in Leg One earlier this week. Seattle takes a key one-goal advantage into the series. But the Rapids picked up an important road goal which could serve as the tiebreaker if the aggregate-goal series finishes tied. A win or a tie by […]

  • What could POSSIBLY go wrong when news anchor doodles on live TV…?

    SEATTLE — “It was a CANNON!” It started just like any other Wednesday morning for Q13 News This Morning anchor Kaci Aitchison. Kaci joined anchors Bill Wixey and Liz Dueweke in the studio and brought Q13 News viewers the latest news, weather, traffic, entertainment and sports. One of her favorite segments is Trending with Travis. Q13 FOX Director of Digital Strategy Travis Mayfield was using the touchscreen to show viewers about artificial intelligence. One Google experiment is interactive and you play […]

  • Amelia Earhart died as castaway on tiny Pacific island, study claims

    There’s an entire chapter in Amelia Earhart’s life that history ignores, says new research: The legendary American pilot died as a castaway, not in a plane crash. Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Her plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean while she attempted to circle the Earth. It was always assumed Earhart died in the crash and that her remains were lost to the deep waters. But now, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) […]

  • Western Washington is on track for the wettest October on record!

    SEATTLE — This month has been rainy. Very rainy. Like record-shattering rainy. Heavy rain in the last 48 hours has just added to what could be the wettest October on Record! “Remember October 2003? We saw our WETTEST DAY EVER!” said Q13 chief meteorologist Walter Kelley. “Over 5 inches in one day here in Seattle. I’ll never forget because I was jogging that day and the Queen Anne underpass was full of water and some floating cars!” That month, nearly 9 inches […]