Keith Olbermann Back at ESPN, For One Night Only

By Chris Ariens Comment

Katie Couric‘s not the only broadcaster returning to her roots next month.

Keith Olbermann will be back on ESPN Radio, for one night only. ESPN says Olbermann “will kick of ESPN Radio‚Äôs 25th anniversary with a two-hour special Jan. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.”

The anniversary special will re-air on ESPN Radio periodically throughout 2017. ESPN Radio went on the air Jan. 1, 1992, with 16 hours of news and sports. In 1998, ESPN Radio evolved into a 24-hour format. It now reaches 20 million listeners on more than 500 stations nationwide.

This will be Olbermann’s 5th stint at ESPN, which began in 1989.

During our My First Big Break interview with Olbermann, he said he would spare us how he got his big break in radio, “’cause it would take about an hour and a half to tell you.” But here’s how he got his First Big Break in TV: