Just 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.