About Travis

Thanks again for stopping by.

My name’s Travis, and I’m in DC via my hometown, New Orleans. I’m a staff writer for The Washington Post, specifically the Morning Mix section. Formerly, I was an associate editor for Southern Living and a contributor for Mashable

Before that, I was an editor for SyFy’s bleeding-edge tech blog DVICE

I’ve  also written for TIME, Esquire, GQ, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The Week, Salon, The Huffington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, SmithsonianThe Times-PicayuneThe New Orleans Advocate, OffBeat Magazine and Brightest Young Things, among others.

In New Orleans, I worked for about two years as a journalist for various publications. I specialized in arts features and scientific news (which overlap just about as much as you’d expect). I also worked as part of a Knight Foundation-funded corps of reporters at The Lens which covered charter school boards. Post-Katrina New Orleans is a national experiment in public education, and covering that experiment was both an eye-opening experience and an honor. I also wrote for our alternative weekly, Gambit Weekly, and was a contributing writer for the oldest African-American newspaper in the area, The Louisiana Weekly.

Please, feel free to contact me by phone, email or carrier pigeon.

Or check out my work here.