Former MSNBC stalwart, top-rated television news host and sports fan Keith Olbermann is apparently going to Current TV, according to a blog post on the New York Times. The Times cites as sources "people familiar with [Olbermann's] plans." The blog also calls the deal a "possible deal."
Olbermann abruptly left MSNBC in January after almost eight years of hosting the highly-rated "Countdown with Keith Olbmermann."
The Times blog reports that although Olbermann would not comment on the deal, neither he, his representatives nor executives from Current TV denied the move. They also did not deny that Current TV would be a part of Olbermann's future plans.
"One of the people with knowledge of the plans said Mr. Olbermann would have an equity stake in Current TV," writes the Times.
During Olbermann's tumultuous tenure at MSNBC, his liberal views became the driving force behind its primetime shift to the political left.
But tensions with his bosses mounted. In November, Olbermann was suspended for two days for making donations to Democratic candidates - including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - in violation of company ethics policies.