Dean Maytag

Dean Maytag is passionate about  broadcasting and has been dedicated to television, local programming, mentoring, and community service in Wisconsin.

Dean started his career working at television stations in Iowa and Illinois before coming to WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee in 1978 as production manager and has remained in southeast Wisconsin. At WTMJ-TV, he created “On-line Video,” one of the largest video production facilities in the state.

In 1988, Dean moved to WISN-TV as Director of Broadcast Operations. Under his direction WISN-TV produced over 500 local specials, including live debates, public affairs programming documentaries, and news specials. He won several Emmy Awards and numerous commendations for his service to the Milwaukee community. May 10, 2014 was declared “Dean Maytag Day” in Milwaukee.

Dean retired in 2014, but remains involved in broadcasting producing “Project Pitch It” a statewide TV program inspiring entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.

Dean served the WBA as Chairman of the Board in 2013 and continues his involvement with work in education, mentoring, and the WBA Awards. He was instrumental in creating the original concept for the WBA to promote Wisconsin Honor Flights.

His peers describe Dean as a consummate professional with a great love of broadcasting.

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