Edward Andrew “Ed” Schultz is a TV and radio talk show host, a political commentator, and a previously well-known sports broadcaster. He was also the host of Ed Schultz News and Commentary; News with Ed Schultz; The Ed Show; and the radio talk show The Ed Schultz Show. He is currently the host of a weekday show aired on RT America TV.
SCHULTZ’S ORIGINS AND PERSONAL LIFE
Schultz was born in Norfolk, Virginia and spent most of his childhood in the Larchmont are near Old Dominion University with his parents George and Mary Schultz. He got his education from Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Junior High, and Maury High School.
When he went to Minnesota, he got a scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead and became part of the school’s football team. He also possessed the necessary requirements to be an All-American and was the NAIA passing leader in 1977.
When he quit football, Schultz became a sportscaster for KTHI-TV and WDAY-TV (where he was known as the “Voice of the Bison”) consecutively. He also did a radio play-by-play of the football games of North Dakota State University. In 1996, he moved to KFGO and did play-by-play of University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux in football.
Schultz also hosted several political talk shows like News and Views and Viewpoint. In these shows, he presented his political ideas and commentaries that leaned more towards the right.
The Ed Show aired via KFGO in Fargo, North Dakota. It currently and simultaneously broadcasted on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Sirius Left” channel, XM Radio’s America Left channel, and Armed Force Radio.
In 2009, The Ed Show started airing on MSNBC and was cancelled on July 2015 in accordance with the network’s changes in its programming.
After the cancellation of his TV show, Schulz proceeded to making podcasts where his commentaries were no longer limited by the restrictions he followed when he worked for various networks.
In 2016, it was announced that Ed Schultz would have another show called New with Ed Schultz slated to air starting on January 25, 2016.