Mostly Credited As: Keith Olbermann
Sometimes Credited As: Bathtub Boy
Birth Name: Keith Olbermann
Date Of Birth: January 27, 1959 (Age 55)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 3 ½" (1.91 m)
Born in New York City, in January 27, 1959, Olbermann later grew up in Westchester County and attended school at Hastings-on-Hudson. He was raised as a Unitarian, and is of Germanic ancestry. Olbermann is mostly known for being a politcal commentator/anchor and radio sportscaster. He had co-hosted ESPN's Sports Center for 2 years, and now co-hosts NBC's Football Night in America with Bob Costas. In addition, Keith also hosts the critically claimed news show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, a weekday-nightly one hour newscast of selective events of the day.
Trivia Between his stints at MSNBC, Olbermann worked for Fox Sports. He was let go in late 2001 due to a series of disputes with the network's management.
Best known segment is "Worst Person in the World". Keith recounts a recent news story involving people saying or doing something that Olbermann finds objectionable. The majority of the "winners" have been well-known conservatives.
Journalistic idol is legendary CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow.
Grew up in Westchester County, NY.
Is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Worked as an anchor on ESPN's Sports Center from 1992-97.
Currently lives with WPIX-TV reporter Katy Tur in New York City.
Has six lumbar vertebrae in his back instead of the normal five.
After the death of Peter Jennings, Keith announced that he was quitting smoking.
Is an avid baseball card collector. Reportedly has a collection of more than 35,000 baseball cards.
Keith Olbermann Quotes
Olbermann: I'm not a liberal. I'm an American.
Olbermann: Even on the greatest teams there's always one role player.
Olbermann: Fox News is hated because they're elitists, and the worst winners television's ever seen.
Olbermann: Fox News is worse than al-Qaeda--worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.
Olbermann: If you're 44 years old and you're not smarter than you were at 35 years old or 25 years old, just stay in your room.