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Olbermann’s Girlfriend Katy Tur Joins The Weather Channel

tur_5-11b.bmpAn anonymous tipster wrote this weekend that Katy Tur, girlfriend of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, “is now chasing tornadoes as part of The Weather Channel’s Vortex2 team.”

Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes introduced Tur on Friday as one of the Vortex2 digital journalists in a short Q&A. What is she most looking forward to? “Tornadoes…duh, Bettes,” she said.

Here’s a video of Tur reporting about the gadgets used for chasing tornadoes.

But since NBCU owns both MSNBC and The Weather Channel, questions may arise about whether the relationship helped get the job. Olbermann tells TVNewser: “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.”

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