About Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz

Columnist Connie Schultz won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for what the judges called her "pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged." It is a common theme in her work.

In addition to the Pulitzer, Schultz won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for commentary and the National Headliner Award for commentary. She was also elected to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame.

She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series "The Burden of Innocence," which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit. The week after her series ran, the real rapist turned himself in after reading her stories. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence. Her series won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting, the National Headliner Award's Best of Show and journalism awards from both Harvard College and Columbia University.

In 2004, Schultz won the Batten Medal, which honors "a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog."

Schultz's first book, Life Happens – And Other Unavoidable Truths, was published by Random House in April 2006. Her second book, … And His Lovely Wife, is a memoir about her husband’s race for the Senate. It was released by Random House in June 2007.

Schultz is married to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. They have four children.


The Bitter With the Sweet, Served at Thanksgiving Nov 27, 2020

Attention readers: Connie Schultz is off this week. Please enjoy the following column by Jamie Stiehm. WASHINGTON — Roses in the wind, waving before winter's cold comes. They signify our bittersweet November perfectly. The sky grows dark early... Read More


As the Students Teach Nov 19, 2020

It's not my habit to write about readers' hate mail, which is as much a part of daily life as toothbrushing, and just as boring. Hate mail comes with a columnist's job. After 18 years of doing this, I know that nothing riles a certain percentage of ... Read More


This Thanksgiving, Choose Love Nov 12, 2020

Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. It's a holiday with none of the pressures of Christmas. I cook a lot of food and give a lot of hugs. Nothing makes me happier than our house full of the people I love. This preamble is brought to you by a... Read More


Soon Nov 05, 2020

The Sunday before Election Day, the wind started yelling early in the day, and by evening, it was knocking the power right out of us. Tens of thousands of homes fell suddenly dark, and when it was our turn to trip over chew toys and fetch flashlight... Read More