Connie Schultz

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Connie Schultz
Born (1957-07-21) July 21, 1957 (age 57)
Ashtabula, Ohio
Occupation Journalist
Title Columnist
Religion United Church of Christ
Spouse(s) Sherrod Brown

Connie Schultz (born July 21, 1957) is an American writer and journalist. Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. She worked at The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper from 1993 to 2011. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and had been a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. She is married to Sherrod Brown, currently the senior United States Senator for Ohio.


Because of her husband's 2006 senate campaign, Schultz took a leave of absence from The Plain Dealer to campaign for his election. She returned to The Plain Dealer in January 2007.[1] On September 19, 2011, Schultz again resigned from The Plain Dealer, having written in a note to colleagues that "in recent weeks, it has become painfully clear that my independence, professionally and personally, is possible only if I’m no longer writing for the newspaper that covers my husband’s senate race on a daily basis".[2]

Schultz's first book, Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths—a collection of her previously published columns, was printed in 2006. Her second book, ... and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man—a journal of her experiences on the campaign trail, was released in 2007.[citation needed]

Ms. Schultz also writes a column, called "Views" for PARADE magazine. On July 13, 2009, she appeared on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She has contributed to the online political blog The Huffington Post.[citation needed]

Her weekly print columns are syndicated through Creators Syndicate.[1]

On May 18, 2014, Schultz was presented with an honorary doctor of letters degree from Otterbein University. Along with her husband, Schultz gave a keynote address at the undergraduate commencement.


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