Keith Olbermann Joins Current Media, Becomes Chief News Officer

Keith-OlbermannKeith Olbmermann has finally found a new place to land, Current TV.  Olbermann is bringing his slashing wit, analytical eye, and distinctive commentary to Current Media, company that was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt and is now distributed in more than 75 million households around the world. In addition to executive producing and hosting a new nightly primetime news and commentary show, Olbermann will also serve as the company’s Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media. The new show will air live weeknights in primetime beginning later in 2011.

Keith Olbermann’s show will lead a programming slate on Current that includes original and acquired TV series aimed at an influential adult audience. In Olbermann’s old role as host of “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” for the past eight years he has always kept in interesting with blunt if not always appropriate commentary. Personally, I don’t see a huge problem with what he says, but just like Howard Stern he has to find the right medium and hopefully Current is that place for him.

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