Keith Olbermann will front ESPN2's new sports show.
Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN, 16 years after his contentious departure. The popular newscaster has signed a two year deal to host a one-hour nightly show for ESPN2 later this year, reports the New York Times.
Olbermann, 54, gained fame co-anchoring the network's 'SportsCenter' program with Dan Patrick though left the show to help launch ESPN2 in October 1993. However, he departed the underwork under heated circumstances with many fear Olbermann became too politicized as the host of his other show, MSNBC's 'Countdown'
His return to the network doesn't come without its concerns. In fact, executives from ESPN and its parent company Walt Disney have been locked in intense discussions for 14 months, with many fearing Olbermann's exit would have made it difficult for him to return.
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Keith Olbermann, Michael McKean and The Pearl Theatre - Keith Olbermann and Michael McKean Monday 1st October 2012 attending the benefit reading of 'A Thurber Carnival' to celebrate the opening of the Pearl Theatre, held at The Pearl Theatre