Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Keith!

Happy 50th Birthday Keith!

Now for some interesting facts:

Cornell grad Keith Olbermann started his broadcasting career as a sportscaster, working for CNN and WCVB in Boston before moving to Los Angeles, where he spent time at local affiliates KTLA and KCBS.

In 1992, he moved east to join ESPN and spent five years hosting the enormously popular SportsCenter with Dan Patrick.

In the late 1990s Olbermann joined MSNBC to host The Big Show, only to defect to his future punching bag, the Fox empire, soon after, hosting The Keith Olbermann Evening News on Fox Sports Net.

In 2001, he left Fox to work in radio for a spell, before settling into his current position as the host of Countdown on MSNBC in 2003. He started the week the U.S. invaded Iraq.

Olbermann signed a new contract in November 2008, reportedly worth $7.5 million a year. His previous contract, which had been negotiated in February 2007, had paid him a rumorede $4 million a year.

Olbermann has never been married. In 2007, he moved in with his girlfriend, aspiring television journalist Katy Tur, who is 25 years his junior.

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