Will Keith Olbermann Have a New Job on Current TV?MariaLianos
Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host on the news channel MSNBC, is reportedly going to Current TV, the channel led by former Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt.
The New York Times scooped in a story published Monday night that people “familiar with his plans pointed to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.”
Olbermann and his reps from Current TV have yet to comment but they haven’t denied the rumors either.
One source told the paper that Olbermann would have equity stake in Current TV.
Olbermann’s public relations firm said in a press release he would make the announcement regarding his next move on Tuesday in a private news conference.
The former top-rated MSNBC anchor shocked his fans by abruptly announcing his departure last month. It was later revealed that Olbermann had long been battling with MSNBC executives.
But his exit contract will prevent him from appearing on TV for at least six months.
Current TV is a cable channel launched in August 2005.