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David Shuster

Emmy-award winning journalist


David Shuster is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast news anchor and correspondent based in New York City.  

Most recently, Shuster served as a prime time news anchor for Al Jazeera America. He led AJAM’s political coverage, hosted the weekly interview program “Talk to Al Jazeera,” and anchored AJAM’s “live coverage” of breaking news stories including the Pope’s visit to the United States, the normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Paris massacre, and the mass shooting in San Bernadino, California.

Previously, Shuster hosted his own shows on MSNBC and anchored that network’s prime time coverage of “breaking news” stories including the historic Congressional votes for healthcare reform, the earthquake in Haiti, and the death of Michael Jackson. At MSNBC, Shuster also served as the primary back-up host for “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”

As an NBC News correspondent, Shuster reported from the field for the “Today Show” and “NBC Nightly News.” His stories included Operation Iraqi Freedom in Doha, Qatar; the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Presidential election campaigns, the first elections in Baghdad, Iraq; the selection of Pope Benedict in Vatican City; and Hurricane Katrina as the storm made landfall in Biloxi, Mississippi.

From 1996-2002, Shuster was a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and led Fox’s coverage in Washington, D.C. of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. During the Clinton administration, Shuster led Fox’s coverage of the Clinton investigations including “Whitewater,” the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Starr report, and the Senate impeachment trial.

From 1994-1996, Shuster was the lead investigative and political reporter for KATV (ABC) in Little Rock, Arkansas. He led the station’s coverage of the Whitewater investigation, including the indictment, trial, conviction, and resignation of Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker. 

From 1990-1994, Shuster was a field producer and assignment editor in CNN’s Washington, D.C. bureau.

Awards: “Bugle Award” (2006) from DAV (Disabled American Veterans) for coverage of veterans issues. “Emmy Award” (1996) for “Investigative Reporting” from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Film credits:  Shuster was featured in the award-winning documentary “Control Room” (2004). He was also featured in the acclaimed HBO Sports Documentary “The Rivalry, Michigan v. Ohio State” (2008). 


David Shuster is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  

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