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Apr 07 2014

In Memory: Lynn Hinds

Hinds (Family Photo)

Hinds (Family Photo)

Lynn B. Hinds, former WTAE-TV (4) reporter and talk show host, died Saturday, April 5 at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was 79. He was born in Akron, Ohio in 1934 and was a 1953 graduate of Springfield High School. Hinds went on to receive a degree in Speech and English at the University of Akron in 1958 and a Master of Divinity from the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1960. He also received a M. A. in speech from Temple University and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976.

Hinds served as a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Duquesne University, Penn State, West Virginia University and retired as Professor Emeritus from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. As a broadcaster, Hinds did talk shows for KQV (1410) and WTAE (1250) and was host (with Cathy Milton and Al McDowell) of AM Pittsburgh on WTAE-TV from 1972-1983 where he also worked as a reporter. He wrote, produced and was the first host of The Pennsylvania Game on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. He also authored a book called Broadcasting the Local News: The Early Years of Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV.

Survivors include his wife Cynthia, a daughter, two sons, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 12 in Fredericksburg.

(Covenant Funeral Service)

1 comment

  1. Chuck Mandus

    I remember meeting Lynn Hinds in 1979 when I was in 6th grade and we went to Moon Senior High on a field trip to watch a play. I always liked him, may he Rest in Peace and comforts and prayers to him, his family and friends.

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