Rob Mayeda Biography, Age, Wife, Career and Philanthropy

Rob Mayeda Biography

Rob Mayeda is a meteorologist, reporter, storm chaser, and segment producer for KNTV in San Jose, California. He is also a part-time lecturer for Cal State East Bay in Hayward, California. Rob provides weekend forecasts and contributes to weekday weather coverage for NBC Bay Area.

Rob Mayeda Age

He was born in 1971 in the United States of America.  He is forty-eight years of age as of 2019.

Rob Mayeda Education

Mayeda attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, California. Later, he graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and English. He completed a Master of Science degree in Geosciences at Mississippi State University.

Mayeda now provides guest lecturing/instruction work at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, California. Mayeda works as a meteorologist for NBC Bay Area. Here, he provides weather coverage as well as weather-related news special reports.

Rob Mayeda Wife

Rob was married to his lovely wife Sarah at St. Mary’s College in Moraga in November 2008.  They have two wonderful Cavalier King Charles spaniels “Barkley” and “Riley”.

His wife suffers from Lupus and has known this since she was a child.  Even back then the prognosis for those diagnosed at an early age is generally unkind. Some may see little to no improvement from symptoms even with heavy medication. Nearly an equal percentage can see a downward spiral into worsening health.

Since she was first diagnosed, his wife takes 12 pills daily. These pills are for a variety of symptoms as complex as the disease itself.

Rob Mayeda
Rob Mayeda

Rob Mayeda Career

Mayeda was hired as a production associate for the ABC network news bureau. He was hired to work on the network’s various news magazine shows. Some of the shows include  20/20Primetime Live and Turning Point.

He returned to KNBC as an editorial assistant. Eventually, he joined the special news projects department for the production of Channel 4 News’ O.J. Simpson: The Trial. This daily broadcast followed the O.J. Simpson case from the start of the trial to the eventual verdict. It aired on both KNBC and CNBC. This program featured prominent local attorneys as “legal analysts” who offered opinions on the daily events in court.

He was later hired by KESQ in Palm Desert, California as a weekend weather anchor. He later worked at KESQ as the morning weather anchor once KESQ launched its weekday morning newscast.

Less than two years later, Mayeda joined KSBY in San Luis Obispo, California as a weekend weather anchor and news reporter. Mayeda took on the same role for KCRA in Sacramento, California in 1997.

Mayeda earned an Emmy award in 2002 for “On Camera News: Weather” from the Northern California National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was also nominated for another Emmy in 2008. He was nominated as a segment producer for “From Dreams To Dust,”. This was a documentary about the Japanese American internment camps during World War II.

He worked as a weekday weather anchor for KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington for two years. Later he returned to California where he was hired at KNTV. Mayeda was recently assigned to weekend morning and evening newscasts while working on news special projects.

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Mayeda’s work as a videographer/producer was aired on NBC Bay Area for “On Thin Ice”. This was a climate change special focusing on Alaska’s melting glaciers. The American Meteorological Society awarded “On Thin Ice” its “Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist”. The honor was awarded in October 2011.

In 2011, he earned his second Emmy award for “On-Camera Talent Anchor: Weather”. The award was earned  from the Northern California National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Mayeda holds the American Meteorological Society television seal of approval.

Rob Mayeda Other Jobs

While not at his TV job, he spends his time creating content for various online media as a multimedia producer, editor and webpage designer for Mayeda MultiMedia, LLC, his in-house online media design company.

He also now serves as Chief Marketing Officer to AnaTango. Additionally, his family-run cloud-computing software company. The company has developed an unrivaled application suite for total business administration.

AnaTango’s products, along with the company’s well-defined roadmap, enables AnaTango to achieve market penetration as a single-source scalable. Additionally, it provides customizable total business analysis and management suite that surpasses all offerings in the ERP space.

Rob Mayeda Philanthropy

His community work includes the Lupus Foundation of Northern California as a former board member, annual emcee for the 5K Walk/Run and has traveled to Washington D.C. with the Lupus Research Institute to raise lupus awareness at congressional meetings. In 2015, he was honored with the LFNC’s “Top Media Ally” award at the annual Purple Ribbon Gala.

Rob spends time assisting LupusLA at events during the year. He also volunteers his time with the Asian American Journalists Association and the Asian Community Mental Health Services of the East Bay.

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