Connie Schultz of Cleveland, Ohio, is a columnist for The Plain Dealer newspaper for which she won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, beating Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times and Tommy Tomlinson of The Charlotte Observer. Schultz was also a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing. Schultz was a contributor to the online political blog The Huffington Post. She was raised in Ashtabula, Ohio and received a journalism degree from Kent State University in 1979. Prior to this, she attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, for two years. It was during her time in law school that she met her former husband, law professor Stephen Gard.
She is currently married to Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio. Because of her husband’s campaign for U.S. Senate, Schultz took a leave of absence from The Plain Dealer and actively campaigned across the state of Ohio. She returned to The Plain Dealer in January 2007.
Schultz’s first book, a collection of her previously published columns, was printed in 2006. Her second book, a journal of her experiences on the campaign trail, was released in 2007.
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