Former Firebrand MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Has Died

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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Cable news and radio personality Ed Schultz died Thursday at the age of 64, his employer RT America announced.

Schultz started his broadcast career in Fargo, North Dakota in the 1980s and eventually took his radio and TV personality national.

Schultz was an opinionated MSNBC personality who hosted a daily progressive and populist show on the network called “The Ed Show” from 2009 to 2015. After the show was canceled, he began hosting “News with Ed” in 2016 on RT America, which is funded by the Russian government.

Schultz was an advocate for unions and organized labor causes under President Obama. His views on President Trump softened at the Kremlin-funded network.

Liberal television and radio host Ed Schultz speaks during the One Nation march on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on October 2, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

He passed away at his home in Washington, D.C., according to RT America.

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to note that RT says Schultz died in Washington, not North Dakota.