But it begs the question: Can Keith Olbermann be saved? That was just a normal thing for him to throw tantrums.” The door was replaced.
The Media Mob caught up with a CW11 spokesperson Jessica Bellucci this morning. We hear Olbermann's live-in girlfriend, Katy Tur, 24, just landed a news-anchor job on CW11, allegedly with his help.
Tur joined the station several weeks ago as a "freelance reporter," working on general assignment.
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That evening, the biggest story in the news concerned Michael Enright, the man who stabbed a cabdriver because he was Muslim.
In the end, it wasn’t Keith Olbermann’s wacko politics, bipolar tantrums, or the Comcast takeover that set his MSNBC career on a col lision course with an iceberg. A source formerly with the cable network said the end began in April 2009, when Rachel Maddow booked Hollywood’s darling to appear on her show. He later claimed that he vanished from the air to mourn his mother (and attend baseball games). Shortly after that, Olbermann first proposed walking away from more than two years on his $7 million-a-year contract, as The Post reported. In November, he was suspended two days for making political contributions. “He has no friends, nobody to go to,” said one former pal. “He was condescending to those who didn’t see things his way. Scott Brown a “racist.” “As he’s gotten more strident and more lost inside his own navel, the segment became less of a joke,” said Bercovici, now at Forbes. Maddow’s and Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC ratings have soared since Olbermann’s departure. Olbermann, who turned 52 Thursday, has never married.
Olbermann wanted the star for himself on “Countdown.” It was the first battle Keith didn’t win. But Olbermann’s mom died nearly two weeks earlier, City File reported, and he didn’t miss a day of work. Last April, Olbermann went nuts when Donny Deutsch was hired as a guest host on MSNBC. What recently happened was a blast from the past, as far as we’re concerned.” After a female ESPNer wrote a book, “one day,” said the source, “Keith counted how many swear words were in it.” He sent the results to the entire newsroom. He lived three years with WNBC newsblonde Katy Tur, half his age. NO CONSEQUENCES As long as Charlie Sheen hauls in megabucks for CBS, authorities in three states, plus every hooker on Craigslist, will look the other way as he self-destructs, taking innocents with him.There’s no word on who that is but he has been linked to several women in the past.Back in 2008 he and reporter for WNBC in New York, Katy Tur.Many are whispering about her qualifications, considering she once professed she didn't go to journalism school and she's simply been referred to as a "freelance cable producer" in New York and LA.You can view Katy's online video portfolio at Current.com, which hosts tapes of her mostly reporting from various New York locations (sometimes even on camera), or view photos of her here (thanks to commenters Captain Howdy and KOis God for pointing them out).The bombastic commentator who began his career at Cornell University, has since tweeted an apology.