August 09, 2013 7:42am PT by Hilary Lewis
David Shuster Joining Al Jazeera America
Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster will join Al Jazeera America as one of the channel's New York anchors, it was announced today.
“From breaking news to in-depth reports, David has exactly the kind of experience we want to bring to all of our broadcasts,” said Marcy McGinnis, senior vice president newsgathering for Al Jazeera America, in a statement. “David will be an integral member of our New York reporting team when we launch later this month.”
Shuster most recently worked as a correspondent at Current TV, leading the channel's coverage of the 2012 presidential race.
Prior to that, he was a primetime anchor at MSNBC after stints at Fox News, CNN and an ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.
“I’ve followed Al Jazeera since I covered the Iraq War in 2003 from Doha,” said Shuster. “The organization’s fearless efforts to give a voice to the voiceless have always struck a chord in me. It’s an honor to help carry on that unique mission on an American channel and for an American audience.”
Shuster won an Emmy for investigative reporting.