Ed Schultz dead at 64

06 July, 2018, 02:47 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz dies | TheHill

His son David Schultz, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, said his father died of natural causes but declined to provide further details. He built a radio show following that led to syndication with the Jones Radio Network and Dial Global, later being hired by MSNBC in 2009. 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.

Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is commenting on and confirming the death of longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz.

Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz has died.

"We at RT America are sad to announce the passing of Edward Andrew Schultz", RT America said in a statement. Schultz and his new show were criticized by many of his fellow progressives for taking a new positive tone towards both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican President Donald Trump. Fans praised his focus on middle-class issues on his TV show "The Ed Show", which was broadcast weekday afternoons.

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Schultz began his broadcasting career as a sportscaster, working for a series of local Fargo, N.D.

Schultz was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and attended Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Junior High.

Schultz is survived by his wife, Wendy, and six children.

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