Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64

NEW YORK NY- FEBRUARY 03 Ed Schultz attends Hulu Presents

Ed Schultz, former MSNBC talk show host, died on Thursday.

A former collegiate football star, Schultz got his start in sports broadcasting for a variety of North Dakota radio stations, including doing play-by-play for University of North Dakota and University of North Dakota State football games.

He later became a conservative radio talk show host, but he was a fiery liberal by the time he took his show into national syndication in 2004.

In 2016 the once left-leaning TV personality took a surprising new gig as the head news anchor for RT America, a network that used to be known as Russia Today, a media organization run by the Russian government.

"We are devastated by the news of the sudden death of our brilliant anchor, one of the best TV-Journalists in America, Ed Schultz", RT America editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

Listeners and colleagues had kind things to say about Schultz on Twitter.

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

During his career, Schultz hosted the nationally syndicated "Ed Schultz News and Commentary" podcast from 2015 until the time of his death.

Schultz was a broadcast institution in Fargo.

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



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