Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
Celebrated Name: Keith Olbermann
Real Name/Full Name: Keith Theodore Olbermann
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 27 January 1959
Birth Place: New York City
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 4 inch
Weight: 88 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Keith Olbermann Gay?: No
Profession: Journalist, political commentator, sportscaster
Salary: $2 million per year
Net Worth in 2024: $40 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Keith Olbermann is an American television journalist, liberal political commentator and a sportscaster. He is famously known for his nightly news and analysis program entitled Countdown with Keith Olbermann which he hosted on MSNBC for eight years. Olbermann has written several books including notably The Worst Person in the World and Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration’s War on American Values.

Maybe you know about Keith Olbermann very well but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Keith Olbermann’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Keith was born in New York City. His mother was Marie Katherine, who was a preschool teacher, and his father Theodore Olbermann was a commercial architect. He has a younger sister called Jenna. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. They were raised in the town of Hastings on Hudson in Westchester County in a Unitarian household. His father died in 2010 from colon surgery complication.

He enrolled in Hackley school in Tarry town. At his young age, he became a fan of baseball which was also his mother’s favourite interest who had been a lifelong New York Yankees fan. As a result, he could occasionally write about baseball card-collecting and appeared in several cards collecting periodic in many sports where he got a reference in sports collectors Bible a book written by Bert Sugar.

This was one of the important early books for trading card collectors. He began his career at school by broadcasting as a play by play announcer for WHTR. At the age of 16, he graduated from Hackley and enrolled at Cornell University. During his college days, he worked at a student-run commercial radio station in Ithaca as a sports director for WVBR. He graduated from the University of Agriculture and Life Science with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.

Personal Life

Keith has never been married but was rumoured to be in a relationship as from 2006 to 2009 with Katy Tur, a broadcaster for the NBC News. Previously, he had dated Laura Ingraham and also with Rebecca Lobo.

Olbermann has a condition of a mild case of coeliac disease and restless legs though he has a head injury which permanently upset his equilibrium which prevents him from driving. He is a supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research foundation alongside Bob Costas as an honorary board member. He is a dedicated baseball fan and a historian of sports which earns him a membership at the Society for American Baseball Research.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 27 January 1959, Keith Olbermann is 65 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 6 feet 4 inch tall, and his weight is 88 kg.


As a sports journalist, he was a sports correspondent for CNN and local TV and radio stations. He co-hosted ESPN’s Sports centre for five years, and as from 1998 he became a producer and anchor for Fox Sports Net and Hosted for Fox Sports coverage of major league baseball till 2001.

He hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann, a weeknight political commentary program on MSNBC where he got attention from critics to a positive and right follow up by politicians and public figures though being described as a liberal. He became the chief news officer of the Current TV network and also hosted a program “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.

As from 2013 to 2015 he hosted another late afternoon show called Olbermann on ESPN2 and Tsn2 as well as TB’s Major League Baseball Postseason Coverage. Another web series he hosted was “The closer with Keith Olbermann for GQ covering the US presidential election.

He has also served as a writer for the Ringer following the death of Muhammad Ali. He returned back to ESPN and started presenting occasional commentaries on Sports Centre. Olbermann was among the first founders of experts Fantasy baseball league, the USA Today Baseball Weekly League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR). In 2009 he wrote the foreword at the Baseball Prospectus Annual. He has a baseball-related blog called Baseball Nerd

Awards & Achievements

Keith won the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press for three consecutive times. He has received a number of prestigious awards as a TV and radio like the 11 Golden Mike Awards and an Edward R. Murrow award for his 2011 terrorist attacks coverage.

Net Worth & Salary of Keith Olbermann in 2024

Keith Olbermann Net Worth
Keith Olbermann Net Worth

As of April 2024, Keith has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He has extremely earned a lot from his successful professional career. His determination, dedication and commitment to his works have paid him a fortune of salary. His annual salary working for ESPN is reported to be $2 million.

He is a responsible, committed person who is committed to his work with less public attention about his social life. He has been involved in several television shows as well as on other sport-related shows, and his career as a whole is a big success.


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