Travis Fox

  1. Director of Visual Journalism
  2. Associate Professor

Contact Info

Travis Fox, an award-winning television documentary maker, leads the new Visual Journalism department that builds on the Newmark J-School’s already strong broadcast, web video, photojournalism, and documentary programs.

Fox most recently produced films for Frontline on PBS. His work has also appeared on National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times.

From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for web video coverage of Hurricane Katrina on

Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the Newmark J-School and multimedia filmmaking at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also trains journalists in video storytelling around the world.

He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.


Remains to be Seen: Photographs by Travis Fox (Daylight)

Drone journalism’s battle for airspace

“Ramp Checks” and Best Practices: Notes from the Drone Journalism Leadership Summit