Keith Olbermann may be going to Current TV, The New York Times reported on Monday night, according to those familiar with the matter.
The Times reported that Olbermann, his representatives and Current TV executives all would not comment on the move ahead of Tuesday’s 11 a.m. Eastern Time press conference.
Current TV is a public affairs channel which was co-founded by Vice President Al Gore. If Olbermann goes there, he would be landing at a much smaller channel than his former home, MSNBC. (The Times notes that Current is only available in 60 million homes, whereas MSNBC is available in 85 million homes.) He would also not be able to start for some months; the deal he made with MSNBC upon his departure stipulated that he not appear on television for at least half a year. But the move would allow Olbermann to potentially bring a whole new audience to Current.