Keith Olbermann to host TBS' baseball postseason coverage
Keith Olbermann is heading back to cable TV to host TBS' postseason Major League Baseball coverage, the network said Tuesday.
Olbermann, who was most recently the chief news officer of Current TV, will get back to his sports roots, as he shot to fame as a host on ESPN's "Sportscenter" during the '90s. "It's tremendous to be back in baseball," Olbermann reportedly said on a conference call yesterday. "This will be the third different network I have done the postseason for, and I guess that is a record I'm the only one capable of breaking, but I hope I don't."
He added: "This is my meat and potatoes and my passion."
Turner Sports president David Levy said on the call that Olberman's experience will be invaluable to the network's coverage.
"He has a history of a success in the sports genre, and we think he will be an incredible asset to our company," Levy said, according to published reports.
Olbermann was ousted from Current in March last year after conflicts with the network heads.