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Keith Olbermann

Keith Theodore Olbermann ( /ˈoʊlbərmən/; born January 27, 1959) is an American political commentator and writer. Most recently, he was the chief news officer of the Current TV network and the host of the Current TV weeknight political commentary program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, until March 30, 2012, a program he hosted with the same title and a similar format on MSNBC from March 2003 to January 2011. During his time at MSNBC, Olbermann established a niche in cable news commentary, gaining note for his pointed criticism of right-leaning or conservative politicians and public figures. Though he has been described as a "liberal", he has resisted being labelled politically, stating "I'm not a liberal. I'm an American". Olbermann spent the first twenty years of his career in sports journalism. He was a sports correspondent for CNN and for local TV and radio stations in the 1980s, winning the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press three times. He co-hosted ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997. From 1998 to 2001, he was a producer and anchor for Fox Sports Net and a host of Major League Baseball on Fox. Olbermann was born January 27, 1959, in New York City

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Keith Olbermann -- COUNTERSUED By Current TV

Keith Olbermann
COUNTERSUED By Current TV

Current TV has filed a countersuit in its war with Keith Olbermann ... claiming the "Countdown" host got his walking papers, in part, because he BARELY showed up to work.  In the docs, filed… READ MORE >

Current TV -- Keith Olbermann SABOTAGED Our Network

Current TV
Olbermann SABOTAGED Us

Keith Olbermann is a liar, a bully ... and worst of all -- he's just plain MEAN ... this according to Current TV. The network has fired back at the "Countdown" host ... claiming his $70 million… READ MORE >

- 750 days ago
Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV -- You Owe Me Roughly $70 Million

Keith Olbermann
Sues Current TV You Owe Me Roughly $70 Mil

Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV ... claiming the network violated his contract, torpedoed his show ... and still owes him up to $70 million in unpaid compensation. In the lawsuit, filed… READ MORE >

- 750 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- Al Gore and Current TV Couldn't Afford Me

Keith Olbermann
Al Gore and Current TV Couldn't Afford Me

Keith Olbermann says it's his fault his Current TV gig ended in disaster -- but only because he should've known the network was way too cheap for him.On tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman"… READ MORE >

- 752 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- Planning His Exit Long Before He Was Fired

Keith Olbermann
Planning His Exit Long Before He Was Fired

Keith Olbermann wanted out of Current TV well before he was fired yesterday because he felt the network was mismanaged and wouldn't be around much longer ... sources close to the situation tell… READ MORE >

- 755 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- I'm Suing Al Gore's Ass

Keith Olbermann
I'm Suing Al Gore's Ass

Keith Olbermann tells TMZ, he's furious with Al Gore for firing him from Current TV -- claiming, "I will be filing [a lawsuit] against them."As we previously reported, Current just fired Olbermann… READ MORE >

- 756 days ago
Keith Olbermann FIRED from Current TV -- Replaced By Elliot Spitzer

Keith Olbermann
FIRED from Current TV -- Replaced By Elliot Spitzer

Keith Olbermann is officially unemployed ... again ... cause the political host has just been FIRED from his gig on Al Gore's Current TV network. Olbermann had been hosting "Countdown" on Current… READ MORE >

- 756 days ago
Keith Olbermann Takes Gig With Al Gore's TV Network

Keith Olbermann Takes Gig With Al Gore's TV Network

Keith Olbermann has a brand new home -- Al Gore's Current TV ... where he'll take the position of "Chief News Officer" and host a new 1-hour nightly show. The show is set to debut in the spring --… READ MORE >

- 1172 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- The Rich Get Richer

Keith Olbermann -- The Rich Get Richer

Keith Olbermann scored an even sweeter exit package than previously reported. Sources connected with NBC tell us Keith is pocketing "well in excess" of $7 million.Sources tell us ... Olbermann was… READ MORE >

- 1187 days ago
Olbermann's Next Move -- Getting Social with Sorkin?

Olbermann's Next Move --
Getting Social with Sorkin?

Write what you know, the old saying goes -- and Keith Olbermann might be about to do just that ... with the help of the most famous Hollywood writer around. Now that he's out of work, the former… READ MORE >

- 1188 days ago

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