An American sports and political commentator as well as a writer Keith Olbermann is known for being the host of a later afternoon show called Olbermann on ESPN2 and TSN2 from July 2013 till July 2015. He is the native of New York City, New York, United States of America. He came into this world on 27th January of the year 1959 which has now made him reach at the age of 57. Although he is known by the name Keith Olbermann, as a child, he was named as Keith Theodore Olbermann. He is the son of Theodore Olbermann and Marie Katherine. His father was a commercial architect whereas his mother was a pre-school teacher.
Keith is of German ancestry. His family members also include his younger sister named Jenna. He was grown up in Unitarian household in town of Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County. He went to get his education from the Hackley School which is nearby Tarrytown. At his young age, he became the devoted fan of baseball which is the love that was inherited from his mother. While he was a teenager, he often wrote about the baseball card collecting and he also appeared in multiple sports card collecting periodicals of mid 1970s.
In addition to that, he also referenced in the Sports Collectors Bible which is a 1979 book by Bert Sugar that is considered as one of the important early books for the trading card collectors. He started his broadcasting career while at Hackley as a play-by-play announcer for the WHTR. He also attended the Cornell University when he was 16 years old after graduating from Hackley in 1975. While at college, he used to serve as the sports director for WVBR. Later, he completed his graduation from Cornell University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences with BS in Communication in 1979.
Keith began his professional career at the UPI and RKO Radio Network. After that, he joined the then-nascent NCC in 1981. During that period, he also won the Best Sportscaster Award from California Associated Press for three times. From 1992 till 1997, he was the co-host of SportsCenter that aired in ESPN. After that, he became a producer and anchor for the Fox Sports Net in 1998. Additionally, he was also the host for Fox Sports’coverage of Major League Baseball. He was also chief news officer of Current TV Network and host of Current TV weeknight political commentary program called Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Keith Olbermann has never got married nor he has a wife. Previously, he was in relationship with his then girlfriend Katy Tur who is currently a NBC News reporter. The pair began dating with each other in June 2006 and they remained together till three years until they got separated in 2009. Prior to that, Keith suffers from the mild case of coeliac disease and restless legs syndrome. He also suffered from a head injury in August 1980 while leaping onto the New York City subway train. Keith is tall at the towering height of six feet and three and half inches that is 1.92 m. His net worth is estimated as $25 million. Besides that, for more info related to him, he can be followed in Instagram and Twitter.