Keith Olbermann Returning to ESPN
Hide your vicious right-wing opinions, sports players, because controversial talking head Keith Olbermann has reportedly landed a new gig with ESPN, the network he contentiously parted ways with 16 years ago.
The surprising move was announced Wednesday by The New York Times. Under the two-year deal, which apparently took 14 months to close, Olbermann will host a hour-long nightly show on ESPN2 in which he can talk about everything from sports to pop culture and entertainment. The only thing he can’t talk about, though, is politics, the topic that made him a popular (and later controversial) figure at MSNBC and Current TV.
Olbermann first joined SportsCenter in 1992, opposite Dan Patrick. He left abruptly in 1997 in a storm of controversy, which he later wrote about in a piece for Salon.