Connie Schultz

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Connie Schultz
Born (1957-07-21) July 21, 1957 (age 58)
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. As of late October 2015 She has been hired by Kent State University to teach journalism.


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]

Schultz writes a column called "Views" for Parade[3] and she has contributed to the online political blog The Huffington Post.[citation needed] On July 13, 2009, she appeared on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Her weekly print columns are syndicated through Creators Syndicate.[4]

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.[5]



  1. ^ "Connie Schultz column archive at The Plain Dealer". Retrieved March 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ Romenesko, Jim (September 19, 2011). "Connie Schultz resigns from Cleveland Plain Dealer". Poynter Institute. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Connie Schultz column archive at Parade". Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Connie Schultz column archive at Creators Syndicate". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Senator and Writer Duo Address Commencement". Otterbein Towers (Early Summer 2014): 7. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 

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