Keith Olbermann Abruptly Leaves MSNBC

MSNBC news anchor Keith Olbermann abruptly announced during his show last night that it was his last.

A statement from MSNBC simply stated, “MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.” A spokesman went on to say that Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal had nothing to do with the decision, although many news agencies have speculated that is exactly why Olbermann left.

According to TMZ, a source close to Olbermann says he “saw the writing on the wall”, and has been negotiating with NBC to profitably exit the show and end his contract.

The magazine goes on to say that Olbermann’s agents reached an agreement with NBC shortly before his show was to air last evening. An agreement which will give Olbermann future options and profits, but may prevent him from appearing on air for some time.

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