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Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow Biography

Rachel Maddow is an American television news host and liberal political analyst who now hosts the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC nightly. She also co-anchors special events for the cable network with Brian Williams. From 2005 to 2010, her syndicated discussion radio show of the same name ran on Air America Radio.

Rachel Maddow MSNBC | Wikipedia

Maddow co-anchors MSNBC’s special event co-anchors with Brian Williams and hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on the cable network. From 2005 to 2010, her syndicated discussion radio show of the same name ran on Air America Radio. Maddow has won many Emmy Awards for her broadcasting work, and her book Blowout won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2021. (2019).

Rachel Maddow Career

In 1999, Maddow’s first employment as a radio host was at WRNX (100.9 FM) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which was then home to “The Dave in the Morning Show.” She went to the station and won a contest to pick a new second lead for Dave to carry. She hosted The WRNX Schedule After the WRNX Presentation for two years at WRSI Big Breakfast in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2004 and later enjoyed working with a new Air America. Until March 2005, it presented Unfiltered with Chuck D (of the Public Enemy hip hop group) and Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show). Maddow’s weekday two-hour radio show, The Show, debuted two weeks after Unfiltered was canceled in April 2005; in March 2008, Maddow’s weekend two-hour radio show, The Show, debuted.

Maddow joined the Tucker MSNBC show, hosted by Tucker Carlson, as a regular panelist in June 2005. She was a reporter for The Advocate News Journal, an LGBT-oriented short-form Logo news magazine centered on news topics reported by The Advocate, and she was a guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now before and after November 2006 election. Maddow joined MSNBC as a political analyst in January 2008, and she was a regular panelist on David Gregory’s White House Race and MSNBC’s election coverage, as well as a weekly contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Maddow was the alternate host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann in 2008, marking her debut appearance on an MSNBC show. In the breeze, Maddow described herself as “nervous.”

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The show she presented was the top-rating television program for people between the ages of 25 and 54.  With her performance, Olbermann ranked Maddow third in the “World’s Best Persons” category of his show In July 2008, Maddow was back on several broadcasts. Maddow was also hosted by David Gregory as Race for the White House.

Rachel Maddow Age

How old is Rachel? Maddow is 48 years old as of 2021. She was born as Rachel Anne Maddow on 1 April 1973 in Castro Valley, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on April 1st every year.

Rachel Maddow Education

She attended Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California. She went to Stanford University and received a bachelor’s degree in public policy in 1994. In 1995, she was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and enrolled in Lincoln College, Oxford. In 2001, she obtained her doctorate in politics from Oxford University.


Rachel Maddow Nationality | Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Maddow? she belongs to the mixed ethnicity/heritage. Phil was born and raised in Castro Valley, California, and she holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.

Rachel Maddow Height

Maddow stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m).

Rachel Maddow Family | Siblings | Parents

Maddow was born in the California town of Castro Valley. Robert B. Maddow, her father, is a former the United States Air Force captain who resigned his service the year before her birth and went on to work for the East Bay Municipal Utility District as a lawyer. Elaine (née Gosse), her mother, worked as a school program supervisor. David, her older brother, is her only sibling. Her paternal grandfather was from a family of Russian Jews (the original surname was “Medvedof”) who immigrated to the United States. Her paternal grandmother was a descendant of the Dutch. Maddow’s mother is of English and Irish ancestry and is from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rachel Maddow Husband | Married

Maddow is openly gay and is married to Susan Mikula, an artist she met in 1999.

Rachel Maddow Salary

How much does she earn? Maddow earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Rachel Maddow Net Worth

Maddow has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.

Rachel Maddow Books

  • 2020 Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
  • 2019 Blowout
  • 2012 Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow Awards

  • She was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship at graduation
  • She received the Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate studies at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1995.
  • She was also awarded a Marshall Scholarship the same year but turned it down in favor of the Rhodes.