Broadcaster Keith Olbermann to work as TBS studio host for baseball playoffs
Keith Olbermann is back on television, this time in a sports role that will last at least asas San Jose Sharks practice hockey jerseys
long as the baseball playoffs do.
Olbermann was named host of Turner Broadcasting baseball post season studio show on TBS, joining analyst Dennis Eckersley. Another studio analyst is to be added to the mix, the network said.
Olbermann (left) started his career as a New York sports reporter and anchor for CNN from 1981 Most recently he has hosted partisan political shows on MSNBC and Current TV.
During a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Olbermann was asked if he was aiming to stay in sports or get back to politics.
have certainly learned not to make any predictions, Olbermann said. left and went back into sports and then later on went back into politics. This is my focus. The opportunity to do this was so compelling that I think I agreed to it and we (had) never discussed if I was getting paid. This is it. I have been so bad at predicting my own career future, as everybody else has, that it would be useless. This is what I doing and I can wait to get started. president of sales, distribution and sports at Turner, David Levy, explained why his network hired Olbermann.
spoke of his passion for the sport ofof Tampa Bay Lightning Blue hockey gear
baseball, Levy said. has) knowledge (and) enthusiasm. That is something that will come across the screen. He has a history of success in the sports genre. He is going to be an incredible asset to our company. Turner also announced that Ron Darling has reached a long term extension the network. Ernie Johnson, Darling and Cal Ripken Jr., will work a three man booth for the post season. Ripken had been a studio analyst.
Brewers' broadcaster Brian Anderson and analyst John Smoltz will form another of the network broadcast teams for the playoffs. Anderson and Smoltz are to continue toto Vancouver Canucks toronto hockey jerseys
handle a portion of the network MLB on TBS package of games in the regular season.
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