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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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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 >

Keith Olbermann's Exit -- Secret Deal

Keith Olbermann's Exit --
Secret Deal

Keith Olbermann saw the handwriting on the wall with the new owner of NBC and cut a deal for his exit that will give him money and options -- sources tell TMZ. Here's how it went down. Sources… READ MORE >

- 1367 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- Free Time

Keith Olbermann -- Free Time

After leaving his MSNBC show Friday night, Keith Olbermann hit up the Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan for a late dinner. If you're looking for a dinner date next week, Keith is available.  READ MORE >

- 1368 days ago
Keith Olbermann -- Fired By MSNBC

Keith Olbermann --
Fired By MSNBC

Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC sources tell TMZ, and we're told it had everything to do with Comcast's acquisition of NBC.Sources connected with the network tell us ... Comcast honchos did not… READ MORE >

- 1368 days ago
Keith Olbermann Abruptly Leaves MSNBC

Keith Olbermann
Abruptly Leaves MSNBC

Keith Olbermann and MSNBC are going their separate ways ... effective immediately ... the liberal cable host announced tonight in a shocking move.  MSNBC issued a statement saying they had… READ MORE >

- 1368 days ago

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