Olbermann tells TVNewser, however, he had nothing to do with Katy Tur getting the job.
“Anybody who suggests so is misinformed, and/or sadly unaware that in this time when the industry is collapsing around us, nobody gets a job based on ‘influence,’ only talent,” he said.
Katy Tur, girlfriend of MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, has reportedly joined The Weather Channel as a “Vortex 2 digital journalist.” Tur, 25, had previously worked as a freelance reporter at New York City’s Tribune-owned WPIX, according to industry news sites.
Katy Tur’s new gig, TVNewser reports, will be “chasing tornadoes” as part of The Weather Channel’s Vortex2 program.
Tur has apparently talked tornadoes on The Weather Channel before: A short video is available here showing her discussing tornado-chasing gadgets.