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Keith Olbermann re-ups with MSNBC for four more years

November 10, 2008 | 12:40 pm

MNSBC has locked up host Keith Olbermann for four more years, the network announced Monday.

“Keith Olbermann is at the core of MSNBC’s current success,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin.

In the last two years, Olbermann’s 5 p.m. PT show “Countdown” has helped propel the cable news network to new ratings heights. The outspoken host has used his program to lambaste the Bush administration, attracting both attention and controversy.

Under his new contract, Olbermann will not only continue hosting “Countdown,” but will play a prominent role in the MNSBC’s coverage of major news events. He also is keeping his gig as the co-host of NBC’s “Football Night in America.”

-- Matea Gold