Schultz was the first Progressive talker to hit 100 affiliates, both satellite networks and the Armed Forces Radio Network. But it’s not just his ever-expanding audience that has been captivated by Ed’s bold commentary and lightning wit. He’s a favorite guest of talk show pioneer Larry King on CNN. Schultz has also been seen on Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs, The Situation Room, American Morning, Morning Joe and many other shows. What he says matters. “But what my listeners say matters more,” he says.
A veteran of 30 years in broadcasting, Schultz has covered some of the biggest events in American history. His gripping live network reports from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. during the attacks of September 11th 2001 are the stuff of legend. Displaying quick thinking, composure and heart, Ed Schultz captured the moment through the voices of the biggest political names of the day on the spot and in the moment. Schultz also took his show to Gulf Port, Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, leading a personal effort to make a difference. He is one of the only broadcasters in the country ever to do a show from Cuba.
Shultz has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconi’s and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine in each of the last two years. In 2007 Ed Schultz was nominated Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records
Ed’s book, “Straight Talk from the Heartland,” laid a roadmap for the Progressive wave that’s sweeping America. Penned in 2004 as if he had a crystal ball, Schultz’s words have been proven wise and his predictions uncanny.
Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. His competitive nature helped him lead the nation in passing & achieve All-American status and as a quarterback at MSUM. His son Dave Schultz is a professional golfer on the PGA Nationwide tour. A devoted family man, Ed and his wife Wendy have six children. He shares his passion for hunting, fishing and flying with his large family.
Who I'd like to meet:
The like minded individuals in this country who believe in the ideals that a democratic America was built on.