Rachel Maddow Biography
Rachel Maddow is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator. She hosts The Racheal Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, as well as serving as the cable network special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams.
Moreover, her syndicated talk radio program, The Racheal Madow Show aired on Air America Radio from 2005 to 2010. Maddow has received multiple Emmy Awards for her broadcasting career. In 2021, she received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book Blowout.
Racheal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in public policy from Stanford University and a Doctorate in political science from Oxford University. Talking about her high school education, she attended Castro Valley High School. She was a competitive athlete and participated in high school volleyball, basketball, and swimming.
Moreover, in October 2018, Maddow launched the podcast Bag Man, produced with MSNBC and focusing on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Vice President Spiro Agnew.
Rachel Maddow Age
She was born Rachel Anne Maddow on 1st April 1973, in Castro Valley, California, the United States of America.
Rachel Maddow Height
Rachel stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and her weight is around 68 kg.
Rachel Maddow Family
She is the daughter of Robert Bob Maddow (father) and Elaine Maddow (mother). Her father, Robert is a former the United States Air Force captain who resigned his commission the year before her birth and then worked as a lawyer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Her mum, Eliane was a school program administrator.
She grew up with her older brother named David Maddow. Rachel holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity (Lithuanian, Ukrainian, English, Irish).
Rachel Maddow Partner
Maddow’s personal life is just as perfect as hers. She’s a lesbian and she is very happy with her partner, Susan Mikula. Their relationship is currently going very well. They haven’t decided to marry, but they may expect to do so in the near future. The couple started dating back in 1999, and after a relationship of more than 20 years, they’re still going to be really good. There was a rumor of her break-up, which proved to be misleading when the couple was spotted together again.
Rachel Maddow Radio Host
Maddow’s first job as a radio host was in 1999 at WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, then home to The Dave in the Morning Show. Luckily, she entered and won a contest station held to find a new second lead for the show’s principal host Dave Brinnel.
Moreover, she left the station and joined WRSI and hosted Big Breakfast for a period of two years, and left in 2004 to join the new Air America. While there she hosted Unfiltered along with Chuck D and Lizz Winstead until its cancellation in March of 2005. The show was canceled in April 2005, and luckily, Maddow’s show, The Racheal Maddow Show, began airing.
Rachel Maddow MSNBC
In June 2005, Racheal became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker, hosted by Tucker Carson. During and after the November 2006 election, Racheal was a guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, as well as a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, an LGBT-oriented short form newsmagazine for Logo deriving from news items published by The Advocate.
Moreover, in January 2008, she became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC’s Race for the White House. In August 2008, Maddow announced that The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Verdict with Dan Abrams in the networks at 9.00 p.m. The show made Maddow the first openly gay or lesbian host of a primetime news program in the United States.
Maddow wrote Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power in 2012 about the role of the military in postwar American politics. It reached the first position on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction.
Luckily, in December 2013, The Washington Post announced that Racheal would write a monthly opinion column for the paper contributing one article per month over a period of six years.
Her second book Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth was published in 2019. Luckily, in March 2021, the audiobook version blowout won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Moreover, her third book, Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover up and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House, based on her podcast was published in December 2020.
Rachel Maddow Net Worth
Her estimated net worth ranges between $1 million – $10 million.
Rachel Maddow Salary
Maddow receives an estimated annual salary of around $10 million.
Rachel Maddow Awards
- 2017 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Live Interview category for The Show segment “One-on-One with Kellyanne Conway”.
- 2017 Emmy Award in the Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis category for The Show story “An American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint”.
- 2011 Emmy Award in the Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis category for Show segments “Good Morning Landlocked Central Asia!”
- Maddow won a Gracie Award in 2009, presented by the American Women in Radio and Television
- In 1994, Maddow received an Honorable Mention in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics.
- In December 2017 The Advocate named her as a finalist for its “Person of the Year”