Turner Broadcasting today announced that veteran news anchor Keith Olbermann will be hosting postseason Major League Baseball (MLB) coverage on TBS later this year. Olbermann will host the cable TV station’s studio show along with MLB hall-of-famer Dennis Eckersley. In addition, hall-of-famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will be joining Ron Darling and Ernie Johnson as TBS’ postseason MLB commentators.
Olbermann began his broadcasting career as a sports broadcaster, reporting for radio stations before joining CNN in 1981. In 1992 he joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor. While never truly giving up sports broadcasting, in 2003 Olbermann became the host of MSNBC primetime show Countdown with Keith Olbermann, where he gained fame for his outspoken criticism of George W. Bush’s presidency.
Olbermann has celebrated his return to Turner Broadcasting (CNN is part of the Turner Broadcasting System) by changing his Twitter picture to an old photo of himself reporting for CNN. He also thanked his fans with a self-pic in front of the TimeWarner building:
Thanks to all who have sent good wishes on my new gig on MLB on TBS. In reply here is the obligatory silly selfie http://t.co/pSguit3wsH