Disharmony on Countdown?

Ahhh, I was right. This is what Olbermann was launching a pre-emptive Twitter strike over by mentioning Murdoch’s name. Page Six dishes on Izzy Povich leaving Countdown…

We asked in May: “Which producer for a dorky cable anchor has been complaining to colleagues that she’s tired of his notoriously nasty behavior?” The answer came Monday when MSNBC announced that Izzy Povich, executive producer of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” since 2004, had been named senior executive producer of Lawrence O’Donnell’s program, which debuts this fall at 10 p.m. Izzy, the daughter-in-law of Maury Povich and a mother of two, had no comment.

6 Responses to “Disharmony on Countdown?”

  1. Spud: Why does there have to be “Disharmony at Countdown” just because the EP leaves the show.
    If there were problems she could have left earlier to EP any of the many other new shows; Maddow, Schultz, Morning Joe; Daily Rundown etc.; that have started over the last few years.
    KO may be an arrogant ass****; I don’t know; but he seems generous with his help to people he respects; like Maddow & O’Donnell; so this decision may have been made to give the O’Donnell show a better chance of success.
    The decision has to who will replace Povich on Countdown will also tell us a lot about why she changed shows.
    For sure ‘page six’ is not where I expect to get accurate info on any matter concerning MSNBC.

  2. Page Six was pretty accurate regarding CNN recently.

  3. imnotblue Says:

    fritz3 Says:
    July 21, 2010 at 4:29 am

    KO may be an arrogant ass****; I don’t know;

    KO has a long history of being an “arrogant ass.” Check out anything from his time at ESPN… heck, he’s not even allowed back in the building!

    He may be good to the “elite” few, but he’s also been known for being really difficult to work with, and very unpleasant. I’ve known some folks who worked for MSNBC… and the story is always the same.

  4. I’ve known some folks who worked for MSNBC… and the story is always the same.

    Okay, well, those are just the people you know, which is clearly not an overwhelming majority of any kind. For all we know, there could be just as much people, if not more, who like him as dislike him at MSNBC. In fact, I’m sure that’s the case, otherwise, he wouldn’t still be working there. Nobody works somewhere they are disliked, because it brings down the moral of the rest of the employees and ruins the chemistry.

  5. chipsohio Says:

    Ask Suzy Kolber what she thinks of KO when they were the lead team during the launch of ESPN2. He had to publically apologize to her & the rest of the ESPN team after verbally abusing her in public.

    As INB accurately stated, he is “Personna Non Gratta” @ ESPN.

  6. joeremi Says:

    I’ll have to disagree with you there, ProgLib. There’s plenty of huge douchebags in the universe who also happen to be smart and interesting on air. And ‘smart and interesting on air’ wins in that business. KO’s own prickly demeanor in tweets and blog posts reveals what most people say: that guy’s a PITA.

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