13 Facts About Keith Olbermann

1. In 2010, MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann was suspended without pay for making campaign donations to three Democratic congressional candidates, in violation of NBC News' ethics policy.

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2. In March 2009, Keith Olbermann began a baseball-related blog entitled Baseball Nerd.

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3. In a special comment on May 14, 2008, Keith Olbermann criticized Bush for announcing that he had stopped playing golf in honor of American soldiers who died in the Iraq War.

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4. On November 27, 2017, Keith Olbermann announced his retirement from political commentary after episode 147 had aired, citing his belief that "this.

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5. On March 12, 2013, it was announced that Keith Olbermann settled his $50 million legal claim.

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6. On January 21, 2011, Keith Olbermann announced his departure from MSNBC and that the episode would be the final episode of Countdown.

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7. In November 2008, it was announced that Keith Olbermann had signed a four-year contract extension worth an estimated $30 million.

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8. In January 2018, Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN once again, presenting occasional commentaries on SportsCenter throughout the first half of 2018.

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9. In 1999, Keith Olbermann joined Fox Sports Net to be the star anchor for the weekday sports news show National Sports Report which was an ill-fated competitor to SportsCenter.

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10. Early in 1997 Keith 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.

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11. While at Hackley, Keith Olbermann began his broadcasting career as a play-by-play announcer for WHTR.

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12. From September 2016 until November 2017, Keith Olbermann hosted a web series for GQ.

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13. On September 12, 2016, GQ announced that Keith Olbermann would become a special correspondent for the magazine.

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