Liberal Commentator, Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies at 64

Jul 06, 2018, 23:06
Liberal Commentator, Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies at 64

At one point, The Ed Schultz Show was syndicated to almost 100 affiliates, and in 2008 he was ranked No. 17 nationally by Talkers magazine, reaching a weekly audience of more than 3 million listeners.

However, he later said his views changed and he became a Democrat.

Broadcasting personality Ed Schultz, whose career took him from quarterbacking at a Minnesota college to national radio and television, has died.

Former MSNBC host and longtime radio broadcaster Ed Schultz has died.

Schultz, a former political commentator, TV & radio host, and former sports broadcaster, most recently hosted a daily primetime weekday show on RT America.

Schultz was a controversial figure at MSNBC. In the early 1990's he transitioned to politics and started his own political talk show, originally with a conservative bent.

Ed Schultz in February 2004 in Fargo, N.D. When the witch-hunt against RT America began and it was forced to register as a foreign agent, Ed set an example for all of us, saying: "'Let them call me what they want, I am going to speak the truth no matter what, '" Simonyan added.

Schultz's move to RT America was not without controversy, either.

Schultz's MSNBC show was canceled in 2015, and in January 2016 he joined RT America, the English-language Russian news channel.

He is survived by his Wendy Schultz and their six children.