Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64

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A prominent television and radio broadcaster in the upper Midwest region, Schultz began his career as a sports broadcaster for Fargo-Moorhead television stations before working as the sports director at WDAY-TV.

"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 Editor in Chief Margarita Simonyan added.

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2004, file photo shows radio talk-show host Ed Schultz in Fargo, N.D. Schulz, whose career took him from quarterbacking at a Minnesota college to national radio and television, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. He was 64.

Schultz was a conservative in the 1980s but became liberal in the 1990s when he met his wife. During his tenure there, he hosted The Ed Show weekday afternoons, while also becoming a primetime fixture.

In 2017, RT America was required to register as a foreign agent. But Schultz pushed back against that characterization.

Longtime radio broadcaster and MSNBC host Ed Schultz died at the age of 64 on Thursday, according to RT America, where Schultz most recently worked as a head news anchor.

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

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

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