Keith Theodore Olbermann, an American political and sports commentator is also a writer by profession. This man is one of the most successful and popular commentators in the world. At present, he is working with ESPN. The man has spent around 20 years working in the journalism sector and had worked with various media agencies and TV channels and even radio stations during his early days in the journalism field.
He won the award for being the best sportscaster from the Associated Press, California. He won this award not once but thrice from them. He also co-hosted the “Sports Center” show of ESPN from the year 1992 to 1997. He even became a producer and later anchor for the channel Fox Sports Net. He also became a host for Fox Sports to cover the Major League Baseball. Let us find out the net worth of Keith Olbermann in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Olbermann was born in the year 1959 in the New York City. His mother was a preschool teacher and father an architect. He also has a younger sister named, Jenna. The sports journalist grew up largely in a Unitarian household in Westchester County. He also attended the Hackley School while in Tarrytown.
Olbermann from a young age became a baseball fan. This is the kind of love he actually inherited from his parents, especially his mother. His mother was an all-time Yankees team fan. He collected sports cards and also wrote about baseball card collections. This man is also referenced in Sports Collectors Bible which is a famous book by Bert Sugar.
Olbermann also suffered from a disease called: Coeliac disease. He also suffers from a restless leg disorder. He even had a head injury way back in 1980 when he tried leaping onto a subway train in New York City.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
It was during 2003 that Olbermann got to host political commentary programme on MSNBC. He even received a lot of attention thanks to his criticism of public figures and right-wing politicians. Even though Olbermann has frequently been described as a liberal person, he publicly had announced quite a few times that he is not a liberal, but an American.
From 2011 to 2012 he became the news officer of ESPN and also became the host of his own show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. From the year 2013 to 2015, he even hosted late afternoon shows on TSN2 and ESPN2.
In the year 2016, Olbermann even hosted a web series, which mainly covered the US presidential elections. The series named, “The Closer with Keith Olbermann” used to air twice every week. The show was then titled, “The Resistance” once Donald Trump was elected President. The show has received over 170 million views on the official YouTube channel of GQ.
Net Worth and Earnings
Keith Olbermann has a net total worth of $30 million. All his earnings is a result of his being an anchor over the years on various sports channels. Keith Olbermann has not just hosted shows but also has been a writer. Apart from this he also had a small stint in the acting industry.
One of the finest TV anchors, Keith Olbermann has become synonymous with sports anchoring. Today he lives a decent life of an anchor and still continues to host shows on sports on ESPN channel.