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M.L. Schultze

M.L. Schultze

Freelance Reporter/Editor

M.L. Schultze is a freelance journalist. She spent 25 years at The Repository in Canton where she was managing editor for nearly a decade, then served as WKSU's news director and digital editor until her retirement. She’s an award-winning reporter and analyst who has appeared on NPR, "Here and Now" and the "Takeaway."


Schultze's work includes ongoing reporting on community-police relations, immigration, fracking and extensive state, local and national political coverage. She’s also past president of Ohio Associated Press Media Editors and the Akron Press Club.

A native of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, Schultze graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism and political science. She lives in Canton with her husband, Rick Senften, the retired special projects editor at The Rep. Their daughter, Gwen, lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two sons. Their son, Christopher, lives in Canton.

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