Shuster Officially Out At MSNBC, Never Intended to Embarrass Anyone

by | December 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM | Cable News

MSNBC Anchor David Shuster (Photo: MSNBC)

MSNBC Anchor David Shuster (Photo: MSNBC)

David Shuster, who hasn’t been allowed to work at MSNBC for six months, will not be returning to the cable news network.

Shuster was given an “indefinite” suspension in April following reports that he filmed a pilot for CNN, where he worked in the 1990s, and his MSNBC contract has expired. A spokesperson said Tuesday that the former anchor is “no longer with MSNBC.”

“I never intended to humiliate or embarrass anyone at MSNBC, and I harbor no ill-will or bad feelings towards anybody over there,” Shuster told the Huffington Post.

He would not discuss specifics of his suspension, during which he was paid through the end of his contract earlier this month.

“I had a great eight-and-a-half years with MSNBC and I have many lifelong friends that I made there,” Shuster said.

During his forced time off Shuster finished a Masters degree in Public Policy at Georgetown. He promised HuffPost that his next move will involve investigative journalism and have a big impact on DC politics.

Will you miss Shuster on MSNBC? Did you even remember he used to work there? Do you think anchors should be allowed to test the waters at other networks? Comment below.