CLASS OF 2012
Peter Mayeux taught broadcasting at Nebraska for 36 years, helping hundreds of graduates who have gone on to work in media.
In 1985 he wrote, “Writing for the Broadcast Media,” which was adopted by universities in more than 100 countries. He also published short biographies, wrote for trade publications and contributed many reviews of media books. Mayeux also produced a CD on Nebraska media history.
Mayeux attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for his undergraduate degree followed by the University of Iowa for graduate school. From there he went on to work in commercial and non-commercial radio and television as an announcer, news reporter, and newscaster before teaching at Nebraska.
He has been awarded several professional awards from varioius broadcast organizations, including the 2005 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education and the Society of Professional Journalists for radio documentaries he produced with his students.
Mayeux also held positions as Operations Manager, Program Director and News director for KRNU FM in Lincoln and served as a producer-director for KUON TV/NET, Lincoln. Additionally he worked at commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations in Nebraska and Louisiana.
Many Nebraska broadcasters learned from Professor Mayeux, and some owe their careers to him. He continues to be greatly admired in both the academic and broadcasting communities.
Since his retirement, Mayeux has served as a board member of KVSS/Spirit Catholic Radio, a statewide network. He continues to reside in Lincoln.