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Well what do we have here? Why it seems that Keith Olbermann's girlfriend has been uploading her video projects to CurrentTv.com's website. For those of you not in the know, this is the website branch of the Al Gore-owned cable network. Olbermann has previously described his girlfriend as a "Freelance Cable Producer", but judging from her work here we can easily see why that translates into, "Unemployed".
The theory behind Al Gore's little cable television project is that viewers submit videos to the on-line website, and that visitors to the website rate the videos or "greenlight" them. Once a video is greenlit, it is then considered for airing on the Current TV cable network. Now apparently young Katy Tur has been spending her time making "girlfriend on the street" interviews, which in Keith's mind, apparently qualifies her to be a "freelance cable producer".
What types of videos has she shot? Why there's coverage of the Circus Elephant Walk. She probably mistook the elephants for Olbermann's backside. Then there are political pieces, where she's obviously gained entrance into press events and the like for political candidates like McCain, Bloomberg, and Bill Richardson.
She seems to have let her hair go darker from her California Blonde party-girl days, perhaps to give her a more "serious" on-air look. And she seems to have ditched the square nerd glasses (most recently seen on her boy (okay, old man-friend), Olbermann. But what she can't seem to shake are the rampant head-tossing and Valley Girl twang.
And then there are the comments left by Ms. Katy Tur at her CurrentTV page:
I am not a journalism student, but I grew up in the business and I seemed to soak some of it in (much to my parents chagrin). Now I'm just freelancing, trying to get my foot in the door somewhere.
Foot in the door somewhere? Huh? Katy's parents are Robert and Marika Tur, who broke the story on the LA Riots, shot the Reginald Denney beating and found OJ Simpson on his infamous slow-speed chase. And before she moved to NYC, Katy did have a foot in the door, in fact, you might say that she had her entire body in the door as her first job out of college, sans journalism degree, was as a producer at KTLA in Los Angeles. We are going to take a wild guess here that not many kids straight out of college, without a journalism degree land a job working at a television station in the second largest television market in the U.S. But I guess even that wasn't enough of a forward push for Ms. Tur, she dumped her boyfriend and took up with one Keith Olbermann. And she's telling us that's not even helping her? Well the mystery isn't too hard to figure out if you watch these videos. It's reassuring to know that no amount of connections can buy you talent and Ms. Tur seems singularly lacking in talent. Perhaps her best talents are off-camera?