Keith Olbermann Biography

Published On Jan 28, 2018
Facts of Keith Olbermann
Date of Birth: 1959 , January-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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During Keith childhood, he had a hobby of card collection and took references from Sports Collectors Bible which is appreciated as one of the most important early books for card collector trading. He started his career working for UPI and the RKO Radio Network in 1981 before joining the CNN. Olbermann spends his first 20 years of his starting career as a sports journalist where he worked for CNN, local TV and radio stations.

In the first 20 years of professional career, Keith won the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press thrice and wide recognition as well. He also co-hosted ESPN's SportsCenter for five years and worked as producer and anchor for Fox Sports Net as well as host for Fox Sports' coverage of Major League Baseball for three years. 

Moreover, Keith also hosted the weeknight political commentary program on MSNBC. He was also chief news officer and hosted the programme Countdown with Keith Olbermann on the Current TV network. He also hosted late-afternoon shows of Major League Baseball postseason coverage on ESPN2 and TSN2

Additionally, Olbermann also worked for GQ magazine as a special correspondent. He also hosted the web series called The Closer with Keith Olbermann for GQ.com while covering the 2016 US presidential election which was re-titled as The Resistance after the Presidental election was won by Donald Trump. He recently said that he was "retiring from political commentary in all media venues".  

Moving towards his personal life, Keith Olbermann hasn't married yet and still is a bachelor. He had a relationship with American basketball player, Rebecca Lobo in 1995 but broke up after a year. He then started dating Laura Ingraham, an American TV personality, but separated after a year. 

After several relationships, Keith Olbermann stayed single for a long time unless he met Katy Tur, an American TV host. The couple started dating each other since 2006 and both Keith and Katy was serious about their relationship. They did not keep their relationship a secret and were often seen together in media without any hesitation. Later in 2009, the couple broke up. Since then, Keith has been living a single life.

Once Keith Olbermann suffered from a mild case of coeliac disease and restless legs syndrome in 1980. He has also suffered a head injury when his car collided with a New York City Subway train. The accident led to his avoidance of driving as well. 

American writer, sportscaster and political commentator Keith Olbermann does not have any children or spouse and hasn't married yet. He is single and enjoying his happy single life.

Being a writer, sportscaster, and political commentator, Keith earns a good sum of money from his professional career. He had worked in different TV stations and hosted several shows through which he obtains the decent amount of cash. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $25 million.

After Donald Trump was elected as the U.S. president, Olbermann sold his condo at 200 East 69th Street for $3.8 million, $400,000 less than the price he paid for it when he purchased it in 2007 for $4.2 million.  

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Born in New York City.

1959

Keith Olbermann was born on 27th January 1959 in New York City. He was born to father, Theodore Olbermann; commercial architect in New York City and grew up along with his younger sister, Jenna.

Stared career as Sportscaster.

1980

Keith Olbermann started his career as Sportscaster working for UPU and RKO Radio Network. Then after he joined CNN Network and worked for several years which earned him wide recognition. 

Worked for MSNBC.

2003

After leaving CNN, ESPN and Fox Sports, Keith started hosting in weeknight political commentary programme, Countdown with Keith Olbermann which broadcast from MSNBC. He worked for nine years.

Suffered from Mild case of Coeliac disease

1980

Once Keith Olbermann was suffered from a mild case of coeliac disease and restless legs syndrome in 1980. He was so suffered the head injury when his car collided with a New York City Subway train. 

Worked as Chief News Officer.

2012

From the year 2011, Keith Olbermann worked as the chief news officer of the Current TV network. He also hosted Current TV program known as Countdown with Keith Olbermann. 

Announced would be Special Correspondent.

2016

Keith Olbermann announced that he would be working as a special correspondent for the magazine, GQ from 2016 12th Septemeber. He also hosted The Closer with Keith Olbermann for a web series GQ.

Current Networth

2017

Keith earns the good sum of money from his professional career. He had worked in different TV stations and hosted several shows through which he obtains decent amount of cash. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $25 Million by which he finances his living.