Former TODAY'S TMJ4 anchor Ed Hinshaw dies at 76

Hinshaw joined TMJ4 in 1965 and retired in 2002

TODAY'S TMJ4 is mourning the loss of one of our own.

Former anchor Ed Hinshaw passed away Saturday, Oct. 1. He was 76.

Hinshaw joined TODAY'S TMJ4 in 1965 and retired in 2002. Through his 37 years, he served as an anchor, reporter, assignment editor, producer, editorial director, manager of public affairs and vice president of human resources for Journal Broadcast Group.

According to the Wisconsin Broadcasting Museum, Hinshaw began his 47-year broadcast career as an announcer at KXRA-A in Alexandria, Minnesota in 1955. He followed that with stints at KCJB Radio & TV, KSTP Radio & TV, WRC Radio & TV and the Voice of American before finding his home in Milwaukee.

Hinshaw was a founding member of the National First Amendment Congress, and also served as President of the Milwaukee Press Club, the Milwaukee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Broadcast Editorial Association. 

He also served many years on the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation.

Hinshaw was honored with a "Silver Circle Award" in 2010. The award is equivalent to an Emmy for lifetime achievement.

We will miss you, Ed!


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