(Image source: Gawker)

BY KATIE BRENNAN

Jobless TV personality Keith Olbermann is looking to be rehired by a former employer... not MSNBC or Current TV... but ESPN, according to a report by The New York Times.


ESPN president John Skipper told the Times he had dinner with the host, and, “Clearly he was looking to see if there was an entry point to come back.”

The outspoken liberal personality was known for his abrasive comments. This one was targeted at former Fox News anchor Glenn Beck.

OLBERMANN: “In short, Glenn, 9-12ers, if you are invoking 9-11 just to impose health care reform, go to hell.”

He ended contracts early with both MSNBC and Current TV — and in fact he’s involved in a lawsuit against the latter. So the news he could be looking into a TV comeback had some cable news pundits buzzing... or, giggling.

“Berman: Olbermann is suing his last employer Current TV [laughter] for a reported $70 million, alleging breach of contract.
Sambolin: A head-scratcher there.”

[Video: CNN]


Imus: “I guess he's -- I'm told he's a little difficult to work with. [laughter]”
Wolf: “He's suing Current TV for 70 million.”
Imus: “Well, good luck with that. [laughter]”

[Video: Fox Business]


But Olbermann co-hosted SportsCenter in the 90s and The Blaze reports his time there helped “the network achieve widespread success.”

And the Atlantic says the move to ESPN could make sense.

“Olbermann … [helped] turn the network from a small cable channel to a multinational media company. He also wore a truly incredible moustache.”


No really — check it out. –AV Club

Never underestimate the power of a truly incredible mustache... Then again, ESPN insists no deal is imminent.
 

Keith Olbermann Eyeing ESPN Return?

by
0
Transcript
Mar 4, 2013

Keith Olbermann Eyeing ESPN Return?

 

(Image source: Gawker)

BY KATIE BRENNAN

Jobless TV personality Keith Olbermann is looking to be rehired by a former employer... not MSNBC or Current TV... but ESPN, according to a report by The New York Times.


ESPN president John Skipper told the Times he had dinner with the host, and, “Clearly he was looking to see if there was an entry point to come back.”

The outspoken liberal personality was known for his abrasive comments. This one was targeted at former Fox News anchor Glenn Beck.

OLBERMANN: “In short, Glenn, 9-12ers, if you are invoking 9-11 just to impose health care reform, go to hell.”

He ended contracts early with both MSNBC and Current TV — and in fact he’s involved in a lawsuit against the latter. So the news he could be looking into a TV comeback had some cable news pundits buzzing... or, giggling.

“Berman: Olbermann is suing his last employer Current TV [laughter] for a reported $70 million, alleging breach of contract.
Sambolin: A head-scratcher there.”

[Video: CNN]


Imus: “I guess he's -- I'm told he's a little difficult to work with. [laughter]”
Wolf: “He's suing Current TV for 70 million.”
Imus: “Well, good luck with that. [laughter]”

[Video: Fox Business]


But Olbermann co-hosted SportsCenter in the 90s and The Blaze reports his time there helped “the network achieve widespread success.”

And the Atlantic says the move to ESPN could make sense.

“Olbermann … [helped] turn the network from a small cable channel to a multinational media company. He also wore a truly incredible moustache.”


No really — check it out. –AV Club

Never underestimate the power of a truly incredible mustache... Then again, ESPN insists no deal is imminent.
 

View More
Comments
Newsy
www1