Former ESPN, MSNBC and Fox Sports Net anchor Keith Olbermann has rejoined
Cable News Network, where he'll contribute essays to the network's NewsNight
with Aaron Brown program and other shows, CNN said Thursday.
The essays will cover a wide variety of topics. One upcoming segment will
take a look at ideas for turning the World Trade Center site into a memorial,
Olbermann first worked for CNN in 1983 as a sports correspondent. He joined
ESPN in 1992, where he helped to popularize its SportsCenter program.
After a short stint at MSNBC, Olbermann joined Fox Sports in 1999.
Olbermann -- who also agreed recently to do two daily sports and news
commentaries for ABC Radio -- said Thursday that he doesn't consider the CNN
position a full-time job. He said the CNN deal is exclusive, but he declined to
discuss the length of the contract.
Olbermann has been a nomad in recent years, but he noted that news anchors
often move around to several different jobs before they find long-term
'This run could be 20 years if I'm lucky,' he added.