Olbermann: four more years

MSNBC has locked up host Keith Olbermann for four more years, the network said 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. 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 attention and controversy.

Under his new contract, Olbermann will continue hosting “Countdown” and will play a prominent role in MSNBC’s coverage of major news events. He also continues as the co-host of NBC’s “Football Night in America.”


-- Matea Gold