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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Shuster: Who Is MSNBC's "Pimped Out" Reporter?

David Shuster's had a long, rough 24 hours, with a media firestorm erupting over comments he made about Chelsea Clinton being "pimped out" by her mother's campaign, which has now led to his suspension from MSNBC. Who is he?

From his MSNBC bio:

David Shuster is an Emmy award winning MSNBC correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He reports daily for the network's "Hardball with Chris Matthews."

In August 2006, he was awarded the prestigious "Bugle Award" by the 1.3 million member organization "Disabled American Veterans." The annual honor recognizes journalists who bring attention to disabled veterans. Shuster won for his extensive coverage of the 2005 National Disable Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, including an hour long special that aired on MSNBC.

From his Wikipedia entry:

A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Shuster graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, and started his journalism career at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau. He was an assignment editor and field producer from 1990 to 1994, covering both the Persian Gulf War and the 1992 presidential election campaign. Shuster left CNN in 1994 to become a political reporter for the ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, covering the Whitewater controversy. At KATV, he won a regional Emmy Award for investigative journalism for his reporting on a manufactured housing scandal.

David Shuster was married in 2007 to journalist Julianna Goldman. They live in Washington, DC.

Shuster was forced to eat his words before — after Ohio State beat Michigan in 2006.

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