Keith Olbermann Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, ESPN

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Keith Olbermann Biography

Keith Olbermann (Full Name: Keith Theodore Olbermann) is an illustrious American journalist, who is also a political and sports commentator and also writer. In the first 20 years of his career, Keith was in sports journalism.

Moreover, he also worked as a sports correspondent for CNN and local TV stations in the 1980s where he was honored with the Best Sportscaster award by the California Associated Press three times. In addition, Keith worked for ESPN’s SportsCenter as a co-host from 1992 to 1997.

Keith Olbermann Age

Keith Olbermann was born on 27th January 1959, in New York City, in the United States of America. He is 65 years old.

Keith Olbermann Height

Keith is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (Approx 1.93 m).

Keith Olbermann Family

Keith Olbermann was born to his loving and caring parents, Theodore Olberman and Marie Katherine in New York City. His dad was a commercial architect while his mum served as a preschool teacher. He has a lovely younger sister called Jenna who was born in 1968 and is currently 54 years old. Keith’s father died on March 13, 2010, due to complications from colon surgery while his mum had passed on several months before his father.

Keith Olbermann Wife

Keith was in a romantic relationship with Katy Tur who serves at WNBC. The lovely couple lived together for three years while dating before they broke up in the year 2009 due to unknown reasons. He was also in a romantic relationship with an American basketball analyst, Rebecca Lobo in 1995, and Laura Ingraham in 1997.

Keith Olbermann Education

He matriculated at Hackley Schley school in nearby Tarrytown, in Westchester County, and graduated in the year 1975. During his time at Hackley, Keith worked as a play-by-play announcer for WHTR. Later on, he joined Cornell University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication in 1979. While at Cornell, Keith worked as a sports director for a student-run commercial radio station WVBR based in Ithaca.

Keith Olbermann Salary

She bags a desirable salary of $2 million annually. This is according to sportscasters’ salaries.

Keith Olbermann’s Net Worth

Keith Olbermann has managed to accumulate a hefty fortune from his victorious career as a journalist and has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Keith Olbermann Career

Keith first joined ESPN’s SportsCenter in 1992, a position he held up to 1997. He joined ESPN 2 working as its “marquee” personality to help establish the network. Keith frequently co-hosted SportsCenter’s 11 pm show alongside Dan Patrick. In 1995, he attained a Cable ACE award for Best Sportscaster.

Later, he co-authored a book titled The Big Show alongside Patrick concerning their experiences serving at SportsCaster. In 1997, Keith was suspended from ESPN for two weeks after he made an unauthorized appearance on The Daily Show on Central Comedy with Craig Kilborn who was the host as well as a former ESPN colleague.

In 2003, Keith earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for his writing on a show known as “Keith Olbermann Speaking of Everything”. From July 2002 to early 2003, he also wrote a weekly column for Salon.com. Keith worked as a freelance reporter for CNN and was as well as a fill-in for newscaster Paul Harvey.

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