Travis Mayfield is an anchor and host on Q13 News This Morning.

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 with his husband, kids and dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff gets a $550-an-hour coach

    The taxpayer-funded transit authority for the Puget Sound region has hired a $550-an-hour management coach to help its chief executive get along better with employees.

  • Everett is home to unique restaurants, quirky businesses

    Everett has deep working-class roots, but in recent years another identity has been quietly taking shape. When the rest of the rest of the region wasn’t looking, Everett was getting cooler.

  • Bellingham mom turns grief into lifesaving nonprofit, ‘he changed my life’

    Bellingham is a remarkable place filled with remarkable people doing remarkable things.

  • Seattle woman forsakes corporate career for Whatcom farm life

    Q13 News visited one farm and met one person who could be the face of the new farmer.

  • How Bremerton found its own identity and what’s changed over the years

    BREMERTON, Wash — Bremerton, and the people who live there, share a unique character unlike any other spot in Western Washington. That spirit and identity has endured for generations.  But as much of the region is transformed what does that mean for Kitsap County’s largest city? It turns out Bremerton may be bucking a number of trends seen in many other local cities including unchecked gentrification, growing regional identification and homeownership prioritized over home rental. Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler and […]

  • Anne Frank friend: Hidden diary pages ‘should not have been made public’

    SEATTLE — A childhood friend of Anne Frank says the contents of two mysterious pages of her diary, hidden by Frank herself, should never have been revealed. Laureen Nussbaum, a holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1927 and fled to Amsterdam with her family where she became friends Anne and her sister Margot Frank. Nussbaum came to the US after World War II ended and was a linguist and writer at Portland State University. She has lived for the […]

  • Uranus smells like farts, science proves

    Uranus smells like farts. Don't laugh, it's science. A new study suggests clouds in the planet's atmosphere are composed of hydrogen sulfide, the molecule that makes rotten eggs smell so bad.

  • What’s the secret to Bothell’s economy of innovation?

    BOTHELL, Wash — Think innovation and you probably think of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Or maybe you think of Redmond, the home of Microsoft. Kirkland and Fremont both have innovative reputations around here as well. But Bothell? In recent years the community on the northeastern end of Lake Washington has emerged as a leading contender for the most innovative community in the state. How did that happen? Real estate is cheaper in Bothell than it is in Redmond. The congestion […]

  • Facebook to notify users if data was harvested in Cambridge Analytica scandal

    NEW YORK — Facebook will begin alerting users whose private data may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal starting Monday. All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds titled “Protecting Your Information.” It will have a link to information on which Facebook apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. In addition, 87 million users whose data might have been shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a more detailed message […]

  • Local inmates create art, convince prison staff to hold first ever auction

    TACOMA — An ambitious and unprecedented prison event culminating in Tacoma and this program aims to do much more than rehabilitate inmates. Unguarded is an auction of art created by inmates and auctioned off to the public with proceeds benefiting hurricane ravages areas including Puerto Rico and Texas. Prison is an extremely hard place. It’s hard physically, it’s hard emotionally and yet that doesn’t mean the inmates themselves are always hardened. So when hurricanes ravaged the U.S. last summer, men […]