And, he's here to stay. Olbermann rules.
Edgy TV host Olbermann to renew MSNBC deal
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:20AM EST
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - MSNBC is expected to announce Thursday that it has signed a new long-term contract with "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann, sources said.
MSNBC would not comment late Wednesday.
Olbermann, a former ESPN sportscaster, gained publicity last year for his feud with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly and his special commentaries against President Bush's policies, particularly in regard to the response to Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq. "Countdown" recently has seen a strong uptick in ratings, helping lead MSNBC to the best competitive position in its history against second-place CNN.