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Keith Olbermann Sees Role At ESPN Grow To Include Hosting "SC"

Olbermann will co-host some “PTI” episodes and occasionally fill in on “Baseball Tonight”
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Expect to see more of Keith Olbermann on ESPN this year. Olbermann already has been making appearances on ESPN, most notably during the Super Bowl when he did some more historical on-air pieces, in addition to appearing on ESPN shows “PTI” and “OTL.” Olbermann and ESPN have now expanded that relationship to include everything from hosting “SportsCenter” to doing play-by-play for a handful of baseball games. Olbermann, who remains one of the most popular “SportsCenter” hosts from his days alongside Dan Patrick in the mid '90s, will guest anchor 20 episodes of the 11:00pm ET version of “SportsCenter” through the end of the year. He also will be the play-by-play announcer for a couple of MLB games on both linear TV and radio. He will call Astros-Yankees with Jim Bowden on Monday. Other duties include co-hosting an undetermined number of “PTI” episodes; hosting baseball segments for ESPN, including filling in on “Baseball Tonight” occasionally; serving on-site at the MLB All-Star Game and playoffs; and filling in as a guest host for ESPN Radio.