He came to Princeton from Lexington (Mass.) High School, where he was already a passionate Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics fan. A gifted athlete, he played freshman tennis and varsity squash at Princeton, and he loved sports of all kinds. The Beatles and ’60’s music were also his favorites, and he thought that almost any of those songs was an appropriate reason for gatoring.
Although Hinch was always fun to be around, his zaniness belied a serious intellect. He was a devoted English major and later studied modern literature at the University of Sussex before pursuing a career as an award-winning journalist at outlets including WNYC and Bloomberg Radio. He also shared his expertise and mentoring as a professor of journalism and director of radio at Montclair State University and Centenary University.
At Princeton Hinch became lifelong close friends with a group that shared junior year in fifth-entry Blair and membership in Quadrangle, including Mike Chamberlin, Cliff DuPree, Jim Green, Rich Hibbard, Art Kranzley, Bruce Magee, and the late John Marshall II.
Hinch is survived by his wife, Katherine, and their daughters, Emma and Maggie.