ESPN is giving polarizing commentator Keith Olbermann a broader role at the network, including a combination of studio assignments and on-site appearances. The network announced its new expanded deal with Olbermann today.
Olbermann, who has been contributing pieces to “SportsCenter” since January, will continue to develop regular features for the program along with guest anchoring about 20 special editions of the 11 p.m. ET “SportsCenter” throughout the year.
He will also take on selected studio and game assignments, including play-by-play for a few games as well as a handful of studio hosting responsibilities on “Baseball Tonight” and cut-ins/highlights within game telecasts.
Olbermann will also be on site at the MLB All-Star Game, hosting segments for “SportsCenter.” He will also host “SportsCenter” segments during the MLB postseason, including the World Series.
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