WREX Assignment Editor Dies at 60

By Kevin Eck 

Mark Allen Mayhew, assignment editor for Rockford, Illinois NBC affiliate WREX, has died at the age of 60.

Mayhew produced a news radio talk show in Rockford for 20 years before joining WREX in 2012 as a producer and assignment editor.

“Mark’s heart drove our newsroom,” says news director Josh Morgan. “Not only was he passionate about his work, he cared deeply about his co-workers. Their happiness was his happiness. We are all better journalists and better people having worked next to Mark.”

“Mark was highly intelligent and able to learn the television business quickly and move through a number of important roles,” says GM John Chadwick. “He made WREX a kinder, gentler place.”

Services are pending. WREX says it will pay tribute to him at 5, 6 and 10.