Veteran broadcaster and television/radio host Ed Shultz has died at the age of 64 of natural causes.
In 2016, Schultz returned to television as lead news anchor for RT America.
Schultz's "The Ed Show" was dropped from MSNBC's daytime lineup along with two other programs in July 2015.
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Schultz's employer, Russian government-owned cable network RT America, released a statement announcing he had "passed quietly ... at his home in Washington, D.C". He began talking about politics in 1992 on WDAY-A, then moved to KFGO-A in 1996 with "NEWS AND VIEWS", which became regionally syndicated. In 1992, he made the transition to conservative talk radio.
The Kremlin-backed RT is frequently criticized as state propaganda and was forced to register as a "foreign agent" by the Justice Department past year. "Between us I always called him a 'gladiator.' He would never give up; he was always a victor". In addition, he hosted a nightly television show, News with Ed Schultz, since 2016. "He was tough on a lot of young journalists in RT America's newsroom; he was a mentor to a few", said RT America News Director Mikhail Solodovnikov.
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.