What Has Ed Schultz Learned Since Joining MSNBC?

By Merrill Knox 

Talking Points Memo interviewed Ed Schultz this week, and the MSNBC host shared how he takes his coffee (cream and sugar) and what his favorite drink is (Tanqueray and tonic), as well as some more serious thoughts about his job:

What have you learned since joining MSNBC?

I’m a small spoke in a big wheel. I think you have to be very focused to have any measurable success at doing a cable show. I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve done three time slots in my three years here — at 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 8 p.m. — and I’ve had success in all three. That’s rather rare.


What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you going?

The desire to succeed and continue to put out a good product is kind of a 24-hour job. You just can’t shut it off. You’re always on in this business, whether you like it or not. You’re constantly consuming. I think balance is really important.