Travis Mannon (they/he) is an award-winning video journalist, editor, reporter, and digital strategist with a focus on open-source and public records-based visual investigations.
Travis is currently a video journalist for The New York Times Opinion section, where they lead the department’s strategy and production on TikTok.
Prior to The Times, Travis worked as a video producer at The Intercept, a nonprofit investigative news outlet. They investigated and published the first-ever footage of the U.S. government force-feeding someone, which was honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism. They also won a Mirror Award for their investigation into a group of right-wing videographers who attend racial justice protests to capture scenes of violence that conservative media then use to demonize Black Lives Matter protesters.
Prior to teaching at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, they were a visiting teacher at NYU’s Graduate Journalism School. They have also led visual investigation workshops at the Berlinale Film Festival and internally at The Intercept for members of the newsroom.
Travis received a B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. in Journalism from NYU’s Studio 20 program, which focused on digital innovation in media.