Travis Yates

Palm Beach, FL
Arizona State University
Southern Illinois University
Movies, TV, Popular Culture
  • Travis holds an Emmy Award in the category of Best Writer from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • He teaches courses in film, media, and popular culture at Quincy University and Southern New Hampshire University.
  • His first book, A Latchkey Kid's Take on Modern Cinema, explores the work of more than 120 directors, examining both contemporary films and classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s.


Travis spent a decade in the television industry as an Emmy-winning producer, reporter, and videographer for ABC and NBC affiliates. In 2018 he released his first book, A Latchkey Kid's Take on Modern Cinema, which blends movies and current events to show how film helps contextualize the world around us. He is the producer and co-host of the Still Up All Night podcast, which celebrates the films of the USA Up All Night television series. Travis is also a multimedia artist, producing commercials and short films. His most recent film, Tombola, premiered at the Helios Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was an official selection for the Los Angeles CineFest and Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival.


Travis has a master's Degree in American Media and Popular Culture from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in Media Arts from Southern Illinois University.
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