Countdown with Keith Olbermann (2003–2011, 2011–2012)Sports Center (1992–1997, 2017-present)Football Night in America (2007–2010) Olbermann (2013–2015)The Resistance with Keith Olbermann (2016 – Nov 2017); born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer. Olbermann spent the first 20 years of his career in sports journalism.
He was a sports correspondent for CNN and for local TV and radio stations in the 1980s, winning the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press three times. From 1998 to 2001 he was a producer and anchor for Fox Sports Net and a host for Fox Sports' coverage of Major League Baseball.
At one point in the show he referred to Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN's headquarters), as a "Godforsaken place".
this began a long and drawn-out feud between Olbermann and ESPN.
Early in 1997 Olbermann was suspended for two weeks after he made an unauthorized appearance on The Daily Show on Comedy Central with then-host and former ESPN colleague Craig Kilborn.Olbermann became frustrated as his show was consumed by the Monica Lewinsky scandal.In 1998, he stated that his work at MSNBC would "make me ashamed, make me depressed, make me cry." Olbermann left MSNBC for Fox Sports Net shortly thereafter.His work there earned him 11 Golden Mike Awards In 1992 Olbermann joined ESPN's Sports Center, a position he held until 1997 with the exception of a period from 1993–94 when he was at ESPN2.He joined ESPN2 as its "marquee" personality to help launch the network.