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Keith Olbermann        

Award-Winning Host of "Olbermann"

Keith Olbermann is the former host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and current host of "Olberman" a late-night show on ESPN2. Olbermann began his career with NBC in 1997, when he was anchor for NBC Sports, hosting the World Series and Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and contributing to pre-game coverage of the Super Bowl. During that time he was also host of two primetime news programs on MSNBC, "The Big Show" and "White House in Crisis."

Olbermann returned to MSNBC in 2003 as a substitute host on Nachman and an anchor for MSNBC's coverage of the war in Iraq before launching "Countdown" in April of 2003. Previously, Olbermann provided twice-daily commentary, "Speaking of Sports," for ABC Radio Network and was a regular contributor on CNN. Olbermann may be best known for anchoring ESPN's "SportsCenter" from 1992 to 1997, when his inimitable style made the blend of pop culture and sports a hallmark of the modern television sports reporter. While at ESPN, Olbermann helped launch ESPN2 and ESPN Radio network, and wrote the critically acclaimed book "The Big Show" about his experiences working on SportsCenter. Most recently, he has authored "Pitchforks and Torches."

Olbermann is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards in radio and television broadcasting, including the 1995 Cable Ace Award for Best Sportscaster, 11 Golden Mike Awards for excellence in television and radio, and four Sports Emmy Awards. Olbermann also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the events of 9/11. In addition to his extensive broadcasting experience, Olbermann has written for dozens of publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. His first book, The Major League Coaches, was published when he was 14.

In 2013 he returned to his sports roots and created the show "Olbermann" on ESPN2 and is a studio host of TBS's baseball postseason coverage.

Olbermann received a bachelor's of science degree in communications arts from Cornell University.


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