Edward Andrew "Ed" Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator and a former sports broadcaster. Schultz currently hosts a daily primetime weekday show on RT America TV channel based in Washington, D.C. that is part of the RT network, a global multi-lingual television news network based in Moscow and funded by the Russian government. Schultz has hosted a nationally syndicated podcast, Ed Schultz News and Commentary, since 2015 and a nightly television show, News with Ed Schultz, since 2016. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. The radio show ended on May 23, 2014, and was replaced by a one-hour podcast.