21 questions

Ed Schultz Drinks Whiskey in the Winter, Gin and Tonics in the Summer

Name: Ed Schultz
Age: 57
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Occupation: Host of MSNBC’s The Ed Schultz Show which airs nightly at 10 p.m. ET. Also syndicated radio-show host from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Hillary Clinton.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
The Standard Grill makes a great veal chop.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Pay attention and consume information.

What was your first job in New York?
Hosting MSNBC’s The Ed Show at the 6 p.m. hour.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Lombardi. Dan Lauria and Judith Light are amazing. I had drinks with the cast after the show … They are all great people.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
No, but I give to the people on Fifth Avenue who solicit donations for the homeless.

What’s your drink?
Gin and tonic in the summer, whiskey in the winter.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
My wife is a gourmet cook and cooks three to four nights a week.

What’s your favorite medication?
Fishing. A great stress reliever.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A ten-point buck.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I get my haircut at work, but I wouldn’t pay more than $50.

When’s bedtime?

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
I have lived here for only 22 months so I’ll go with the New Times Square.

What do you think of Donald Trump?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Snow removal. You guys need to hire some Minnesotans.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Selfish people. (Usually Republicans.)

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Every weekend when I go to my home in Minnesota, I drive my Chevy Silverado.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
It hasn’t. I invest in land in North Dakota. Also, gold.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times exclusively. Post and Daily News never.

Where do you go to be alone?
Big Eddie’s North Country Lodge in northern Manitoba. Hundreds of miles from anywhere.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
When you have to pay taxes.

Ed Schultz Drinks Whiskey in the Winter, Gin and Tonics in the Summer