Published: Fri, July 06, 2018

Ed Schultz, veteran broadcaster and former MSNBC host, dies at 64

Ed Schultz, veteran broadcaster and former MSNBC host, dies at 64

Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz passed away on Thursday at the age of 64. He eventually transitioned to conservative talk radio.

Schultz, a liberal firebrand, died of natural causes, according to WDAY-TV, where he had once worked.

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. The News with Ed Schultz aired weeknights, Monday - Thursday at 8PM Eastern.

RT America news director Mikhail Solodovnikov said of Schultz in a statement, "He was a big-time professional and a tough fighter". 'Ed Schultz passed quietly early morning on July 5 at his home in Washington, D.C. This announcement comes as a shock to all of us here at RT America'. After the show ended in 2015, SCHULTZ began a podcast and added a show on RT AMERICA, the USA -targeted cable network operated by the Russian government, in 2016.

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

Up until his death, Schultz hosted the evening news program "News with Ed Schultz" for RT America.

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

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