Ed Schultz, former MSNBC host, dead at 64

Oscar Cross
July 6, 2018

He began his career as a local sportscaster and then conservative radio show host out of Fargo, N.D. According to Shultz's former employer, WDAY, he even considered a run for Congress as a Republican in 1994 after becoming exhausted of "socialist" politics. He later changed his political views and became a Democrat.

Liberal commentator and former MSNBC host Ed Schultz has passed away at the age of 64.

MSNBC dropped The Ed Show from its daytime lineup in July of 2015 in a larger program re-shufflings, ending the run of one of its longest-serving hosts.

A family member tells KFGO News that Schultz died in Washington, DC where he was working for the Russian TV network "RT".

Schultz was a controversial figure at MSNBC. He eventually transitioned to conservative talk radio.

Ed Schultz in February 2004 in Fargo, N.D.

The Kremlin-backed RT is frequently criticized as state propaganda and was forced to register as a "foreign agent" by the Justice Department a year ago.

"We at RT America are sad to announce the passing of Edward Andrew Schultz", the channel said in a statement.

Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where as a football quarterback he was named an All-American.

In 2016, Schultz returned to television as lead news anchor for RT America.

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

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