Keith Olbermann signs new deal with ESPN

Keith Olbermann signs new deal with ESPN
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Former MSNBC "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann has signed a new deal with ESPN that entails an increased role with the sports network, according to an announcement from the network. 

Olbermann, best known in political circles for his scathing "Special Comment" commentaries during his time on MSNBC from 2003 to 2012, will begin Monday when he performs the play-by-play call for a Houston Astros–New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium for ESPN Radio, according to the network. 
 
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The former CNN, Current TV and Fox Sports personality will also co-host some editions of the sports-debate program "Pardon the Interruption" and the sports investigative magazine "Outside the Lines." 
 
Olbermann first left ESPN in 1997 to make the jump to political media at MSNBC. 
 
He also hosted programs at Fox Sports Net, again at MSNBC, Current TV, a cable network once owned by former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreAl Gore blasts Trump: 'You can't gaslight a virus' Who should be the Democratic vice presidential candidate? The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes unexpected step to stem coronavirus MORE, and ESPN 2. More recently, he hosted "The Resistance," a GQ web series, in 2017.

Olbermann gained prominence outside sports by hosting "Countdown," a political show on MSNBC and Current TV. Olbermann had a show on ESPN 2 from 2013 to 2015.