TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

David Shuster Suspended Indefinitely

shuster_4-6.jpgJust In: MSNBC’s David Shuster has been suspended from MSNBC “indefinitely” according to a spokesperson.

The action was taken this morning by MSNBC president Phil Griffin after it was revealed that Shuster had taken part in a pilot for CNN.

Shuster’s MSNBC contract expires in December. Over the weekend, an MSNBC executive told TVNewser‘s Gail Shister, anything less than a suspension “sends a message from management that this is OK.”

Shuster, who has been anchoring two dayside hours on MSNBC, at 10amET and 3pmET, joined MSNBC in 2002 following a six-year run at Fox News Channel.

The fill-in schedule is day-to-day, we’re told. Today, Contessa Brewer is anchoring the 10am hour and Ed Schultz will take the 3pm hour.

> Earlier on TVNewser:

Shuster Suspended for “Pimped-Out” Comment

Shuster Tweets Called ‘Inappropriate’ by MSNBC

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Get $25 OFF with code CLASS25. Register now!