Ed Schultz Net Worth $49.5 Million
Ed Show Salary on MSNBC $2 Million
Birthday: January 27, 1954
Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
Alma Mater: Minnesota State University
2012 Earnings : $11 million
Ed Schultz is the outspoken liberal host of MSNBC’s the Ed Show. On the late night news show Ed analyzes political happenings that effect middle and low class Americans. He prides himself in standing up for the working class American. He was born and raised in Norfolk Virginia. He attended Minnesota State on a Football scholarship. Sports and athletics was his first love. After graduating he began playing for the Oakland Raiders in 1979 as a free agent. His career did not last very long. He began working as a sportscaster for two local radio stations in Fargo, North Dakota.
In 1992 Ed Schultz became a conservative political talk show host at WDAY-AM. On April 1, 2009, MSNBC announced the launch of The Ed Show, anchored by Schultz. The program replaced the 6 p.m. show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with David Shuster, who moved to the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. slot. David Shuster was later dropped from the network after accepting an offer from CNN to have his show on their network.
The Ed Show debuted at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009. At the close of 2010, Schultz made The Nation’s Progressive Honor Roll as the Most Valuable TV Voice and was deemed the “most populist of MSNBC’s hosts”.
After Keith Olbermann left MSNBC, The Ed Show moved to the 10 p.m. ET time slot on January 24, 2011. His previous 6pm time went to Young Terks Host Cenk Jugar and now Politcs Nation with Al Sharpton.