Petra Mayer NPR – NPR publications editor Petra Mayer passed away Saturday at age 46, NPR reported. Mayer was a prominent editor on NPR’s Society workdesk, attracting visitors and audiences with her outpouring of knowledge of felines, comics and sci-fi, as well as her on-site coverage at Comic-Con.
Petra Mayer NPR passed away at Divine Go across Medical facility in Silver Springtimes, Maryland, of what’s thought to be a lung embolism, Nancy Barnes, NPR’s elderly vice head of state for information, said in an e-mail to staff.
“This is a heartbreaking loss for everyone at NPR, our Participant Terminals, and the countless audiences in the general public radio family. Petra’s passion for her work, her love for her associates, and her delight sharing publications with public radio audiences have made a long lasting impact. We prolong our deepest sympathy to her family & friends,” NPR said in a declaration Sunday.
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Social media held an online wake for Mayer on Sunday, with an outpouring of grief from friends, associates and veteran NPR audiences and visitors.
“She was a great champ of deep society, as well as publications and literary works coverage at NPR,” NPR TV critic Eric Deggans said in a meeting with CNN. “And we’re all shocked and distressed and her unexpected passing. A great bright light at our division that has gone out prematurely and too unexpected.”
A happy, self-proclaimed nerd, Mayer added to NPR’s Book Attendant and would certainly be a visitor chair on the Stand out Society Happy Hr podcast. She signed up with guides group in 2012, NPR reported.
Glen Weldon, co-host of NPR’s Stand out Society Happy Hr, said she was the “best and rarest species of nerd” on Twitter Saturday.
“She was ferociously smart, sardonically amusing and made your day better by merely current. She was an enthusiastic articulate for category content that NPR will miss out on such as an ache,” Weldon said.
Formerly, Petra Mayer was an partner producer and supervisor for the weekend break “All Points Considered” and was a manufacturing aide for “Early morning Version” and “Weekend break Version Saturday.” She attended Amherst University and received her master’s level in journalism from Columbia College.