About Travis @tcd004
Travis Daub is Digital Director at PBS NewsHour where he manages the incredible digital content team and oversees the integration of online and on-air content. With 20 years of experience in online publishing, Travis has been honored to work alongside talented colleagues at the PBS NewsHour, Foreign Policy magazine and the Des Moines Register.
Travis’s Recent Stories
Nation Feb 13Mom of 4 wins $188 million Powerball jackpot, but state governments are still losing
"I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it," she said.
Economy Jan 27Apple just had the most profitable quarter of any company in history
After a rocky day in the markets, Apple computer began their quarterly earnings call and announced historically high numbers.
Science Jan 07Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers
Long walled off from world trade and modern technology, Cuba has developed a robust culture of DIY engineers who turn household items into useful inventions. Water pump motors propel bicycles, clothes dryers are repurposed into coconut shredders. Cuban artist Ernesto…
Nation Dec 25NSA releases 12 years of damaging oversight reports on Christmas Eve
Compelled by an ACLU FOIA request, the agency published twelve years of quarterly reports that were created for the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board between 2001 and mid 2013. The reports are heavily redacted, but include details of intentional and unintentional…
Politics Dec 09CIA leaked false information to the press in an attempt to outshine the FBI, report finds
CIA officials, concerned that the FBI was getting too much credit for making progress in the war on terror, released false information to boost their own profile and to support their claims that "tougher tactics" were necessary to get information…
Nation Dec 0812 days of NewsHour: The first* 4K fireplace video on YouTube
Despite its realism, our 4K video doesn't actually generate heat, so it won't dry your mittens.
Science Dec 03Photos: NASA prepares Orion to send humans to Mars
It will take a big rocket to get to Mars, and a big space capsule to protect humans during the months-long journey. It also takes decades of testing and development to plan a mission that will take humans…
Nation Nov 25What do the newly released witness statements tell us about the Michael Brown shooting?
We read more than 500 hundred pages of this witness testimony and compared each statement to the statement given by officer Wilson. Below is a chart comparing several key details of the officer’s report to the statements of the 24…
Nation Oct 14How a Reno casino con man duped the CIA and pulled one of the ‘most dangerous hoaxes’ in American history
In the winter of 2003, the CIA came into possession of a specific and disturbing bit of information. Al Qaeda, the intelligence said, was planning to strike the U.S. by hijacking a specific list of incoming international flights from France…
Nation Oct 02Big scary spiders hiding in banana cargo ships are usually harmless, researcher finds
Is the giant, hairy spider on your bunch of bananas cause for alarm? Most likely not.