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Keith Olbermann Obscure Married Status After Girlfriend Makes Him Gay? Media Veteran Personal Info

Date: 21 May, 2019

Keith Olbermann Obscure Married Status After Girlfriend Makes Him Gay? Media Veteran Personal Info

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Date of BirthJanuary 27 ,1959
Age60 Years 7 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceNew York
Birth NameKeith Theodore Olbermann
ProfessionJournalist
Relationship StatusSingle
Ex-GirlfriendKaty Tur (2006-2009)
GayNo
Net Worth$25 Million
AwardsEdward R. Murrow Awards
Ethnicity/RaceWhite
FatherTheodore Olbermann
MotherMarie Katherine Charbonier Olbermann
High SchoolHackley School
CollegeCornell University
Height/ How Tall?6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight N/A
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Eye ColorDark Brown

American sports and political analyst Keith Theodore Olbermann has enjoyed dating relationships with some prominent names in the past. However, he prefers to keep those relationships inside his hat.

The New York native is best known as a long-serving host on weeknight political commentary program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, aired on MSNBC. Keith works on ESPN network as a host in various programs and appears as a guest anchor in the sports news program, SportsCenter.

On-air debate: Keith co-hosts the ESPN's debatable sports show, Pardon the Interruption with another host, Tony Kornheiser in March 2018 (Photo: Youtube.com)

Talking about his political viewpoint, Keith has frequently been labeled as a supporter of Modern American liberalism. However, he denies the political label stating that he is an American rather than liberal.

Keith Olbermann's Bio: Family, Education, Height

The veteran media person was born on 27 January 1959 as a son of a commercial architect father, Theodore, and a preschool teacher mother, Marie Katherine. His family later moved to Westchester County, where he was raised along with his younger sister, Jenna.

He lost his father on 13th March 2010 because of complications from colon surgery in September 2009, and his mother had died before several months of his father's death.

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Keith, who stands at the towering height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.92 meters) completed his school education from Hackley School in Tarrytown. He received his graduate degree with a BS in communication from Cornell University's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1979.

His Career On Sports Journalism

Keith launched his professional career from the UPI news agency and the RKO Radio Network and then joined CNN in 1981. He acted as a sports anchor in WCVB-TV in 1984 and also worked for the virtual channel, KTLA-TV, and KCBS-TV.

His career took a significant turnaround when he became associated with ESPN network in 1992 co-hosting SportsCenter in 1997.  Later, he became a producer and anchor for Fox Sports Networks from 1998 to 2001. He hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC from 2003 to 2011 and on Current TV network from 2011 to 2012.

He is also a writer, who has written columns for various publications, such as The New York Times, Times, Sports Illustrated and Playboy.

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Apart from journalism, Keith has also manifested his acting skills on an adult animated comedy-drama series, BoJack Horseman. He landed the role as a Tom Jumbo-Grumbo, a blue whale newscaster on the MSNBC network on several episodes of the series.

Keith Olbermann's ESPN Saga: Return & Departure 

It was announced on July 17, 2013, that Olbermann would host a one-hour nightly show on ESPN which would allow him to deviate from the topic of sports, into realms such as politics, pop music.

Later in 2015, Olbermann was suspended by ESPN for the week following Penn State University's annual philanthropy THON as he had stated, "PSU students are pitiful." which instantly pissed off Penn's supporters.

Later, he thanked the students and alums of Penn State for proving his point about the mediocrity of their education and ethics.

Olberman formally apologized to them on his program after returning but noted batting practice ended for him. However, in July 2015, ESPN announced that Olbermann would depart from the networks and implied it as a "business decision to move in another direction."

In January 2018, he made his third return to ESPN, presenting occasional commentaries on SportsCenter during the initials of 2018.

Keith Olbermann's Multiple Awards And Whooping Salary

For his remarkable work in the ESPN network, Keith won a Cable ACE award for Best Sportscaster in 1995.  He received an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the terrorist attacks 11th September 2001.

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Moreover, he is the recipient of 11 Golden Mike Awards for Best Sportscaster and was named as the Sportscaster of the Year three times.

Keith has been associated in the field of sports journalism for more than 20 years. He has collected the paychecks from the various networks during his career. As of 2018, he earns the astonishing amount of annual salary of $2 Million that contributes his net worth of $25 Million.

Keith Olbermann's List Of Girlfriends Includes Rebecca Lobo & Laura Ingraham

As of his love life, he dated 44 years old American basketball analyst, Rebecca Lobo in 1995. Similarly, Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, 54, was his another girlfriend having dated in 1997.

Moreover, Keith was in an open relationship with the 33 years old broadcast journalist,  Katy Tur. Though his then-girlfriend, Katy was nearly half of his age, their age did not create a barrier to their relationship.

The couple started dating in 2006 but kept their relationship a low-key. However, after three years of dating, they ended their relationship in 2009.

Keith Olbermann's Abstruse Married Life Makes Him Gay?

Since his relationship ended in 2009, Keith has not been involved in an affair. Due to his multiple unsuccessful relationships, people profess him as a gay.

Adding to the rumors, he gave his viewpoint about the gay marriage in his program Countdown with Keith Olbermann in June 2011. He defended gay marriage stating that Gay marriage is a question of love.

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Keith's opinion upon gay marriage swirled rumors about him being a gay. However, his name entangled with women in the past inevitably falsifies the rumors. Yet, he has not commented on anything regarding the talks. 

As of 2018, Keith is reportedly unmarried and is waiting for a perfect partner to be called as a wife.