Ed Schultz was born to an Aeronautical Engineer Father and English Teacher Mother in Norfolk Virginia in 1954. Ed (Edward Andrew) enjoyed sports, particularly football, during his school years, and graduated from Maury High School in 1972. Ed went on to play College football on a scholarship to Minnesota State University Moorhead, and eventually signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. It was this background in sports that would serve as his springboard into the world of broadcasting as a play-by-play announcer and TV Sports Anchor.
Ed eventually found his current calling as a political talk show host in 1992. At this time, Schultz was a confessed Republican, though these views would soften and become more Liberal, especially as he spent time among the poor and unfortunate. At one point, for his show, Schultz traveled the land in a motor home, meeting listeners and experiencing life from the viewpoints of “every-day folks” that comprise the vast majority of the Nation. Ed’s Transformation from conservative Republican to liberal Democrat was further formed during a personally stressful time in Ed’s life as he struggled to find care for his Mother, Mary, who was in a long and downward spiraling fight with Alzheimer’s disease. This opened Ed’s eyes further to the plight of the poor and downtrodden, many of whom were Veterans seeking the same services Ed found so hard to find for his Mother’s deteriorating condition.
As Ed’s listeners grew in numbers, not only did his show become nationally syndicated, he was eventually tasked with going head-to-head with popular conservative Rush Limbaugh, and by 2008, Ed had an audience that numbered over three million. During his rise, Ed became quite adept at drawing and interviewing interesting and informative guests. Also, sponsors began to take notice of Ed’s views and the loyalty of his listeners. ITM Trading has been sponsoring the Ed Schultz show since 2004, and ITM’s President, Craig Griffin, has been a guest on several occasions sharing his market analyses and views on the economy and precious metals in particular. Ed proudly states, “I get my gold from ITM Trading, and you should too!”