This comes on the heels of a report Friday he had filmed a pilot for CNN – for which MSNBC said he would be “punished appropriately.” He met with MSNBC President Phil Griffin yesterday afternoon.
An MSNBC spokesperson tells Mediaite: “David has been suspended indefinitely.”
Shuster has been suspended from Twitter as well, after MSNBC deemed his exchange with James O’Keefe inappropriate. He was also suspended for two weeks in 2008 for his “pimped out” comment about Chelsea Clinton. With his contract up at the end of 2010, we’ll see if Shuster ever returns to the MSNBC line-up.
An interesting wrinkle to this is Shuster has a new executive producer, Gresham Streigel, who came over from Fox News and Glenn Beck earlier this year. MSNBC confirms Streigel remains EP of both hours.
We’ve also inquired if there will be a temporary replacement for the two hours Shuster used to anchor.
> Update: Today the anchors will be Contessa Brewer at 10amET and Ed Schultz again at 3pmET. This is, however, not the permanent line-up.
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