MSNBC Suspends David Shuster ‘Indefinitely’

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

MSNBC said Tuesday that it had indefinitely suspended one of its highest-profile anchors, David Shuster. The decision came days after the revelation that Mr. Shuster had participated in a test of a new show for CNN, a competing cable news channel.

An MSNBC spokesman provided no further information Tuesday morning.


The MSNBC president Phil Griffin and other executives were said to be furious when they found out about the test through a New York Observer article Friday morning.

Mr. Shuster’s MSNBC contract is set to expire at the end of this year, which raised questions about the appropriateness of the CNN test. More…