He’s back? Former MSNBC host David Shuster set for temporary return to the airwaves

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Remember David Shuster? He’s the one who upset MSNBC management when he shot a pilot for CNN while under contract and was subsequently suspended. Apparently, his comeback is underway.

Late Monday night, Shuster revealed via Twitter he would be filling in for long-time Westwood One radio host Jim Bohannon.

“I’m returning to the airwaves as the sub for Jim Bohannon on his terrific radio show this Wed. Dec. 29 from 10pm – 1am,” he wrote.

Shuster also tweeted his appreciation for those that planned on listening in to his show.

“Thanks to all of you in advance for listening in. The show airs on +300 stations nationwide and streams live on the web site,” he wrote.

Earlier this year, Shuster made public that his time at MSNBC was over, but his stint at the network hadn’t been entirely smooth — even before he taped the CNN pilot. In 2008, he was suspended from the network for suggesting former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was “pimping out” her daughter Chelsea for the sake of garnering support. In January, his employer suspended his Twitter privileges following accusations of out-of-line remarks made on the social media outlet.

Prior to coming to MSNBC, Shuster worked for Fox News and CNN.