Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC, the "Countdown" host announced on his program Friday night.
The liberal commentator said he was told "this was going to be the last edition of the show."
"In the mundane world of television goodbyes, reality is laughably uncooperative," Olbermann said.
Friday's announcement marks the end of an eight year career at the network.
The news comes after the prime-time host was suspended in November for violating the NBC ethics policies when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office. (Continues at CNN)