Keith Olbermann: Is the Climate about to Change at Current TV?

Has Keith Olbermann won the Future?

This from Lauren A.E. Schuker

For Keith Olbermann, the future is now.

The former host of MSNBC’s “Countdown,” who left the network last month after a series of public disputes with its management, will announce his next step Tuesday in a telephone conference.

Mr. Olbermann’s plans may include a deal with public affairs channel Current TV, which former Vice President Al Gore helped found among others, according to a person familiar with the matter. Representatives for Current TV did not return calls for comment.

Mr. Olbermann is likely to pursue a range of initiatives, including a possible Internet venture or radio deal, according to people familiar with the situation. His situation remains fluid, they said.

When he left MSNBC, Mr. Olbermann told colleagues he was going to move online, one person familiar with the matter said. The Internet domain name was registered two days before he bid viewers goodbye on the air. Shortly after, he activated a new Twitter account entitled “FOKNewsChannel,” an abbreviation for “Friends of Keith.”

Within just days of his departure, the top-rated news anchor hired public relations firm 42 West to help unveil his future career plans. The New York Times website on Monday evening reported a possible deal with Current TV.

Read more at  Speakeasy – WSJ.

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