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Edward Banks Hinshaw

Shorewood, Wisconsin

Feb 27, 1940 – Oct 1, 2016 (Age 76)


February 27, 1940
October 1, 2016
Shorewood, Wisconsin


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Feerick Funeral Home - Shorewood Obituary

Hinshaw, Edward Banks
Peacefully passed away on October 1, 2016 at the age of 76. Proud longtime citizen of Milwaukee. Beloved husband for 51 years of Victoria "Vicky" (nee Biggers) Hinshaw. Loving father of Brian (Kirsten Lathrop) Hinshaw and Eric Hinshaw. Cherished grandfather of Aidan, Caleb and Sam Hinshaw. Beloved brother of John Hinshaw of the Twin Cities. Further survived by cousins, other relatives and many good friends.

Ed was a longtime Milwaukee broadcast journalist who began his career at KXRA-AM in Alexandria, MN while a freshman in high school. From 1958 to 1965 Ed worked for WHRB at Harvard, WRC-AM and WRC-TV in Washington D.C.; KSTP Radio and TV in the Twin Cities and the "Voice of America" in Washington, D.C. In 1965 Ed began his Wisconsin Broadcasting career when he joined WTMJ-AM radio and WTMJ-TV as an anchor/reporter. Through his 37 year career with WTMJ Ed served as an assignment editor, producer, editorial director, manager of public affairs and retired as vice-president of human resources for the Journal Broadcast Group.

Because of Ed's consistent hard work he received numerous honors including the National Broadcast Editorial Association's 1990 National Award for Excellence in Editorials; the Society of Professional Journalists' National Award for Distinguished Service; Abe Lincoln Merit Award from the Southern Methodist Radio and Television Commission; and a Milwaukee Junior Bar Association Award for service to the law by a non-lawyer. Ed also received a number of awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Milwaukee Press Club for Best Editorial of the Year in both television and radio. His three hour special on school desegregation in Milwaukee, "A Human Relations Test," won a DuPont-Columbia Special Citation in 1978. Ed was a leader in the effort to bring cameras into Wisconsin courtrooms. He received the 1994 Freedom of Information Award presented by the Milwaukee Chapter of Professional Journalists. In 2010, Ed was chosen as a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle.

Ed enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan, listening to jazz, and working on crossword puzzles but above all, Ed enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandsons. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Family will greet friends on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM with a time of remembrance at 5:00 PM, at the Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Memorials in Ed's name may be made to Wisconsin Broadcasters Foundation, 44 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703 or UWM Foundation, 1440 E. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or MCFI, 2020 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories and great admiration. Love Susan

Im so sorry for your loss. I hope the words at revaluation 21:3,4 brings you some comfort.

We were very saddened to hear of Ed's
passing. Though we didn't know him well, we always had pleasant chats when our paths crossed. Ed and those he left behind will be in our thoughts and prayers.

I only knew Ed through Vicky's eyes and that means I knew him to be a wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather. Vicky, I am so sorry he was taken from you so soon.

Ed was always welcome to our newsroom in Madison when he would visit the State Capitol...and I recall us generally capping the event/day with a cold one. He was a true broadcaster in many ways. Please accept my condolences. Roger Mann former WTMJ and WKOW friend.

I knew Ed through my dear friend and writing colleague Vicky Hinshaw. He was her tireless travel companion to Europe -- especially to historic sites in England and Belgium (yes! Waterloo!) -- and a charming gentleman at all times. My family and I send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Vicky and her lovely family at this sad time. Bless his memory!

Always had fun working with Ed.

Ed was very helpful at a critical point in my career. But way beyond that, he was a great person to work with on projects and a welcome companion on the road. I always admired his passion for the Milwaukee community. My sympathies to Vicky and the rest of his family.