Former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Olbermann is getting another show, but this one isn’t on TV.
Olbermann will host a bi-weekly series for GQ magazine called “The Closer with Keith Olbermann.” The news was first reported in POLITICO’s Morning Media newsletter.
Olbermann will “be providing commentary on the election, with the flexibility to delve into other timely issues when relevant,” a GQ spokesperson told POLITICO’s Joe Pompeo. Olbermann will also be joining GQ as a “special correspondent.”
The move to GQ not only brings Olbermann in front of the camera for the first time in more than a year, it also marks a return to politics for the veteran host, whose commentary on MSNBC made him a household name. Olbermann left MSNBC for Current TV, and subsequently re-joined his original TV home ESPN, which he left (for a second time) last summer.
Earlier this year, Olbermann went on ABC’s “The View” and announced that he was “coming out of retirement” and wanted to do TV once more.