From March 2003 to January 2011 Olbermann hosted the weeknight political commentary program Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
He received attention for his pointed criticism of right-wing and conservative politicians and public figures.
Tom Verducci also joined the studio crew, as he was replaced by Rachel Nichols as a field reporter.
While at Fox he hosted the 2000 World Series as well as Fox Broadcasting's baseball Game of the Week.
In May and July 1999, Olbermann also guest-starred ten times on Hollywood Squares.
In 1984, he briefly worked as a sports anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston before heading to Los Angeles to work at KTLA and KCBS.
His work there earned him 11 Golden Mike Awards In 1992 Olbermann joined ESPN's Sports Center, a position he held until 1997 with the exception of a period from 1993–94 when he was at ESPN2.
In 1998, he stated that his work at MSNBC would "make me ashamed, make me depressed, make me cry." Olbermann left MSNBC for Fox Sports Net shortly thereafter.