Report: Olbermann's Exit Deal With MSNBC Allows Radio Work
January 24, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
KEITH OLBERMANN's separation deal with MSNBC will restrict where he can go on television for a length of time, but allows him to do radio, the NEW YORK TIMES has reported.
The deal, which led to OLBERMANN's abrupt exit from the cable news channel FRIDAY (1/21), was worked out over several weeks and allows the controversial liberal commentator and former ESPN anchor to work in radio or anywhere on the Internet, according to sources who talked to the TIMES. OLBERMANN is also barred from discussing the terms of the agreement, the sources added.
OLBERMANN briefly joined his old ESPN "SportsCenter" co-anchor DAN PATRICK on PATRICK's old ESPN RADIO show for a daily segment and said in 2007 that he had been offered PATRICK's slot when PATRICK left ESPN.