Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Keith Olbermann Appearing Sporadically on ESPN

After two stints with ESPN, Keith Olbermann appears to be inching back toward a third tenure.

According to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, Olbermann will co-host Pardon The Interruption with Tony Kornheiser, filling in for Michael Wilbon this Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd.

No plans have been announced for Olbermann beyond his upcoming work on PTI, but after “retiring from political commentary in all media venues” this past November, the former ESPN host has slowly been getting more involved at the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Since departing from ESPN the first time, Olbermann has been with MSNBC, Current TV, Fox Sports and most recently a special correspondent for GQ.

After announcing he will no longer provide political commentary, leaving his online program The Resistance, Olbermann has joined SportsCenterSC6 and Outside the Lines, with an ESPN spokesperson recently telling Awful Announcing, Olbermann will contribute to the network “sporadically.”

The former ESPN anchor rose to celebrity in the mid-1990s while co-hosting the late-night SportsCenter with Dan Patrick, which they called “The Big Show”. After departing in 1997, Olbermann returned in 2013 to host an hourly late-night show on ESPN2 covering politics, sports and entertainment.  The program lasted just two seasons leading to Olbermann leaving ESPN again in 2015.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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