Travis Ruiz is the News Director for the leading media organization in the Big Country – KTAB, KRBC, Telemundo Abilene and BigCountryHomepage.com.
Travis was named to this position in February 2017 after being Assistant News Director at KVII in Amarillo, Texas. He also lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., while working for KXRM. Travis started his career back in Amarillo, also at KVII.
In his career, Travis has done nearly every role in a newsroom, including reporter, anchor, producer and social media/digital manager. From being a part of a National Edward R. Murrow award-winning team, to covering two national political conventions, Travis is passionate about news that affects people in their everyday lives.
Originally from Guymon, Okla., Travis understands the importance of local news to small, growing communities. He attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, studying Mass Communications.
Being involved in the community is paramount to Travis. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau as an office, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and is the Vice-Chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters Abilene. Additionally, he is also on the Board of Directors for CASA. He is the current Chair for the Hispanic Business Council and is also active with Abilene Young Professionals, Abilene Downtown Association and many other local organizations.
Travis received the prestigious recognition of “Top 20 Under 40” by Abilene Young Professionals in 2020.
Travis is most proud of his three beautiful nieces.