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Keith Olbermann Expanding Role at ESPN After Signing New Deal

May 25, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Keith Olbermann has signed a new deal with ESPN that will see him take on an expanded role at the network. Deadline reports that Olbermann’s new deal will see him make additional appearances on various ESPN platforms and shows this year.

Olbermann’s new duties at the company will see him take on certain studio roles with opportunities for on-site work. He will continue to develop features on SportsCenter while he guest anchors twenty-plus special editions of the 11 PM ET hour. He will also take on some studio and game assignments for Major League Baseball, which will include play-by-play for some games and a few hosting gigs on Baseball Tonight. He will be on-site at the All-Star Game and host SportsCenter segments during the post-season.

“Keith’s smart, creative perspective on the world of sports always informs and entertains fans,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN Executive Vice President, Production and Managing Editor. “His varied collection of ESPN appearances over the last several months has provided a great model for utilizing his distinctive voice and this new agreement will extend his contributions even further.”

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