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Keith Olbermann

Sports and Political Commentator
Male
Born Jan 27, 1959

Keith Theodore Olbermann 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1959 Birth Olbermann was born January 27, 1959, in New York City, to Marie Katherine (née Charbonier), a preschool teacher, and Theodore Olbermann, a commercial architect. … Read More
1968 9 Years Old He has one younger sister, Jenna, who was born in 1968. … Read More

TEENAGE

1975 16 Years Old While at Hackley, Olbermann began his broadcasting career as a play-by-play announcer for WHTR. After graduating from Hackley in 1975, Olbermann enrolled at Cornell University at the age of 16. … Read More

TWENTIES

1979 20 Years Old Olbermann graduated from Cornell University's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1979 with a BS in communication. … Read More
1980 21 Years Old Among the early stories he covered was the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, including the "Miracle on Ice." … Read More
1984 25 Years Old In 1984, Olbermann briefly worked as a sports anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston before heading to Los Angeles to work at KTLA and KCBS. … Read More

THIRTIES

1992 33 Years Old In 1992, Olbermann joined ESPN's SportsCenter, a position he held until 1997 with the exception of a period from 1993–1994 when he was at ESPN2. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old In 1995, Olbermann won a Cable ACE award for Best Sportscaster. … Read More
1997 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Early in 1997, Olbermann was suspended for two weeks after he made an unauthorized appearance on The Daily Show on Comedy Central with then host and former ESPN colleague Craig Kilborn. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old In 1998, Olbermann joined Fox Sports Net as anchor and executive producer for The Keith Olbermann Evening News, a sportscast similar to SportsCenter that aired weekly on Sunday evenings. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 40 Years Old In May and July 1999, Olbermann also guest-starred ten times on Hollywood Squares.
According to Olbermann, he was demoted by Fox when he asked for a slight reduction in duties for health reasons, and then was fired from Fox in 2001 after reporting on rumors that Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation owns Fox, was planning on selling the Los Angeles Dodgers. … Read More
2002 43 Years Old In addition, Olbermann wrote a weekly column for Salon.com from July 2002 until early 2003, worked for CNN as a freelance reporter, and was a fill-in for newscaster Paul Harvey.
2003 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Olbermann revived his association with MSNBC in 2003 briefly as a substitute host on Nachman and as an anchor for the network's coverage of the war in Iraq.
2004 45 Years Old On October 13, 2004, Olbermann launched Bloggermann, his Countdown blog, hosted on MSNBC.com. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old Although it began as a traditional newscast, Countdown with Keith Olbermann eventually adopted an opinion-oriented format. In a Countdown interview with Al Franken on October 25, 2005, Olbermann noted that in 2003, after having Janeane Garofalo and Franken on his show, a vice president of MSNBC had questioned him on inviting "liberals" on consecutive nights, contrasting that occurrence to the apparent ideological latitude he enjoyed at the time of the second Franken interview. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old In June 2006, Olbermann began dating current NBC News reporter Katy Tur. According to Mediaite, the couple broke up in 2009 after three years of living together. … Read More
However, in February 2007, Olbermann launched a new blog, The News Hole. … Read More
During the 2008 Democratic Party primaries, Olbermann frequently chastised presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton for her campaign tactics against her principal opponent, Senator Barack Obama, and made her the subject of two of his "special comments". … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 - 2010 3 More Events
On January 21, 2011, Olbermann announced his departure from MSNBC and that the episode would be the final episode of Countdown. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Olbermann was fired from Current TV on March 30, 2012. … Read More
On March 12, 2013, it was announced that Olbermann settled his $50 million legal claim. … Read More
2015 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Olbermann was suspended by ESPN in 2015 for the week following Penn State University's annual philanthropy THON due to a Twitter exchange he had with Penn State supporters. … Read More
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