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Olbermann Adds “Football” Gig

MSNBC’s anchorman Keith Olbermann has been added to the cast of NBC’s Football Night in America.

Olbermann, a former ESPN SportsCenter anchor, will co-host the Sunday-evening show alongside Bob Costas and Cris Collinsworth in the studio. They will be joined by Jerome Bettis, and another addition, retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.

“Keith helped to elevate the medium of sports television earlier in his career, and now he will add his original style and flair to ‘Football Night in America,'” says Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Sports. “I’m delighted to welcome him back into the NBC Sports family.”

Olbermann had the following to say: “This will, obviously, be great fun and a great privilege for me. To be reunited with NBC Sports, and Dick, and the entire production team, produces all the warm-and-fuzzies you’d be expecting. And even if they weren’t old friends and colleagues, to get to work with the nonpareil of sportscasters in Bob, and the most insightful and honest of sports analysts in Cris, will be rewarding and challenging. I hope I can hold up my end of the equation.”Olbermann will continue to host “Countdown,” his daily news-and-commentary show on MSNBC.

In addition to his current work on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Olbermann co-hosts on ESPN Radio during an hour-long (daily) segment titled “The Big Show” during The Dan Patrick Show.

Source: NBC Universal

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