Olbermann Ready for Some 'Football'
"Keith helped to elevate the medium of sports television earlier in his career, and now he will add his original style and flair to 'Football Night in America,'" says
The show marks Olbermann's first work in televised sports coverage in several years. Prior to joining MSNBC and launching "Countdown" in 2003, he worked for a time at
He was also a mainstay at
Of the new gig Olbermann says, "This will, obviously, be great fun and a great privilege for me. To be reunited with NBC Sports, and Dick, and the entire production team, produces all the warm-and-fuzzies you'd be expecting. And even if they weren't old friends and colleagues, to get to work with the nonpareil of sportscasters in Bob, and the most insightful and honest of sports analysts in Cris, will be rewarding and challenging. I hope I can hold up my end of the equation."
Olbermann will continue to host "Countdown," his daily news-and-commentary show on MSNBC.