Take Action News with David Shuster is a nonpartisan talk radio show, dedicated to explaining politics and policy in a way people can understand, and providing opportunities to take action to influence outcomes.
Take Action News is produced at the We Act Radio studio in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, DC, and airs from 12-3 pm every Saturday on WPWC 1480 AM in the Washington area and online at WeActRadio.com.
For information about booking guests, adding Take Action News to your station’s lineup, or advertising on the show, please contact Executive Producer Daniel Marans: [email protected]
Take Action News is currently syndicated in the following cities:
- Chicago, IL: Saturday 4-7 pm CT, WCPT Chicago’s Progressive Talk, 820 AM (also 92.5 FM West, 92.7 FM North, 99.9 FM South)
- Columbus, OH: Saturday 1-3 pm ET, WVKO 1580AM – Ohio’s Progressive Talk, 1580 AM
- Grand Rapids, MI: Monday 3-6 pm CT, WPRR Public Reality Radio, 1680AM & 95.3 FM
- Fort Smith, OK: Saturday 4-7 pm CT, Star Com Media, KHXI-FM, 99.9 FM & KKRP, 1610AM
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David Shuster is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast news anchor and correspondent for Current TV.
Previously, Shuster hosted 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.
Shuster also worked for NBC News, where he covered Operation Iraqi Freedom in Doha,Qatar; 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.
On MSNBC’s Hardball, Shuster led the show’s coverage of the 2004 and 2008 Presidential campaigns. He headed up MSNBC’s “ad watch team,” fact checking and analyzing hundreds of campaign commercials. He also covered the national political conventions and the presidential campaign primaries. In the fall of 2003, Shuster spent two months in California leading Hardball’s coverage of the recall of Governor Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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. Shuster’s series on corruption at the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Commission prompted changes in state law and earned Shuster an Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting.
From 1990–1994, Shuster was a field producer and assignment editor for CNN in their Washington, D.C.bureau.
In 2006, Shuster was the recipient of the prestigious “Bugle Award” given 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 Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Aspen,Colorado.
Shuster is a graduate of the Universityof Michigan. He lives in Washington, D.C.