Keith Olbermann Biography

( 1959 - )
December 20, 2018
First published on:December 1, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Keith Olbermann

Date of Birth: 1959, January 27
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign:: capricorn
Birth Name Keith Theodore Olbermann
Famous Name Keith Olbermann
Father Theodore Olbermann
Mother Marie Katherine Charbonier Olbermann
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place New York City, New York
Currently Working For Movies and TV shows
Salary $2 million
Net Worth $35 million
Affair with Katy Tur (2006–2009)
Girlfriend Katy Tur (2006–2009)
Currently Married N/A

Keith Theodore Olbermann a.k.a. Keith Olbermann is an American sport and political commentator as well as a writer who is the former host of GQ’s political web show “The Closer with Keith Olbermann. He has earned his fame for being the host of later afternoon show called Olbermann on ESPN2 and TSN2 from July 2013 to July 2015. Currently, he works for ESPN. 


Olbermann is popular for making big ironic comments on many high profile individuals, politicians, sports figures as well as players. He is one of the most popular sports commentators among his fans. Keith Olbermann has been active in his work since 1980 and has also served as a contributor on ESPN.

Keith Olbermann's Early Life and Career

Keith Olbermann was born as Keith Theodore Olbermann on January 27, 1959, in New York City, New York, United States. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His star sign is Aquarius.

He was born to Theodore Olbermann and Marie Katherine Charbonier Olbermann. His father served as an architect and his mother was a school teacher in the junior school.

He has a sibling sister named Jenna Olbermann.

Keith Olbermann grew up in a Unitarian household in the town of Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester Country. He attended Hackley School that was nearby Tarrytown. At a young age, he became a huge fan of baseball. He received his degree from Cornell University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He studied BS in Communication.

Keith Olbermann's Professional Life

Following his graduation, he started his career at UPI and the RKO Radio. Later on, he joined CNN in 1981. From 1992 to 1997, he was the co-host of ESPN’s Sports Center. He also served as an anchor for Fox Sports Net. His show Countdown with Keith Olbermann, on MSNBC, was one of the most liked shows. 

Recently, Olbermann signed a new contract with ESPN that entails an extended role with the sports network, according to an announcement from the network. His popular ESPN's colleague includes Kaylee Hartung, Michelle Beadle, Lisa Salters, and Rachel Nichols.

Keith Olbermann's Personal Life

Keith Olbermann has not married yet. However, he was in a relationship with Katy Tur from 2006 to 2009.  She is a broadcaster for the NBC News. They are separated now and Katy is currently married to Tony Dokoupil, a correspondent for CBS News.

Before dating Katy, he also dated Laura Ingraham in 1997. He was also in an affair with Rebecca Lobo.

Olbermann suffered from celiac disease as well as legs syndrome. Unfortunately, he has lost both his parents. His father died on March 13, 2010, and his mother died in July 2016.

Currently, he is single and looking for a perfect woman to get settled. It seems like he is searching for a perfect partner. 

Keith Olbermann's Salary and Net worth

Keith Olbermann has been extremely successful in his professional career. His dedication and commitment have paid him a fortune of salary. Currently, he works for ESPN and his annual salary is reported to be $2 million. As of 2018, his estimated net worth is around $35 million. 

In the 1990s, his salary was $475,000 but started at "just over $150,000" with ESPN. He was paid $350,000 at the end of his tenure at ESPN. In 2008, he signed a contract with ESPN worth $30 million for 4 years with the annual average salary of $7.5 million.

In 2011, he filed $50 million lawsuits against Current TV claiming the network made an untrue statement about him. Later, he reported to have settled the case in mutual understanding. He is believed to have been paid a huge amount for settlement.

Having got involved in a lot of TV shows as well as in many other events, his popularity can be identified by the number of followers that followed him on social networking sites. He is also a philanthropist. He is associated with several charitable organizations in the United States.


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