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Rachel Maddow

Facts About Rachel Maddow

Celebrated NameRachel Maddow
Age50 Years Old
Nick NameRachel Maddow
Birth NameRachel Anne Maddow
Birth Date1973-04-01
Profession TV Anchor , Political Commentator
Hair ColorBrown
Marital StatusLive In Relation
Eye ColorDark Brown
Place Of BirthCastro Valley, California
Net Worth$25 million
ReligionRoman Catholicism
High SchoolCastro Valley High School
UniversityUniversity of Oxford
Birth NationUnited States
FatherRobert B. Maddow
MotherElaine Gosse
BrothersDavid Maddow
EducationDoctor of Philosophy in politics
Sexual OrientationLesbian
PartnerSusan Mikula
Weight145.5 lbs (66 kg)
Body TypeSlim
ResidenceManhattan, New York, West Cummington, and Massachussetts
Salary$7 million
LinksWikipedia Twitter

Rachel Anne Maddow, popularly known as Rachel Maddow is an American television host and liberal political commentator. She hosts her own show, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. She previously hosted a syndicated talk radio show, The Rachel Maddow Show on Air American from 2005 to 2010. She is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. She is the author of two books, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012) and Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth (2019). For her contribution, she has been honored with several awards and recognitions including several Emmy Awards

What is Rachel Maddow Famous For?

  • A host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

Rachel Maddow parents

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Where is Rachel Maddow From?

Rachel Maddow was born on 1 April 1973. Her birth name is Rachel Anne Maddow. Her birth place is in Castro Valley, California in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to the white ethnicity. She was born to a father, Robert B. Maddow, and a mother, Elaine Gosse. She has an older brother named David. Her paternal grandfather was from a family of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews (the original family surname being "Medvedof"), who arrived in the United States from the Russian Empire. She also has Dutch (protestant) ancestry on her paternal grandmother's side. She has English and Irish ancestry on her mother's side. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Regarding her educational background, she attended Castro Valley High School. After high school graduation, she attended Stanford University. She graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy in 1994. She was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship at graduation. She received the Rhodes Scholarship and attended Lincoln College, Oxford. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford in 2001. 

Rachel Maddow young

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Rachel Maddow's Career Highlights

  • Her first job was as a radio host at WRNX (100.9 FM) in 1999. 
  • She entered and won a contest the station held to find a new second lead for the show's principal host, Dave Brinnel. 
  • She then hosted Big Breakfast on WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts from 2002 to 2004. 
  • She then joined the new Air America in 2004. 
  • She hosted Unfiltered along with Chuck D and Lizz Winstead at Air America. 
  • Unfiltered was canceled in March 2005.
  • She started hosting a weekday two-hour radio program, The Rachel Maddow Show in April 2005. 
  • The show ran from 2005 to 2010.
  • She became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show, Tucker in 2005. 
  • She was a guest on CNN's Paula Zahn Now during and after the November 2006 election.
  • She was a correspondent for an LGBT-oriented short-form newsmagazine, The Advocate Newsmagazine.
  • She became an MSNBC political analyst in January 2008.
  • She was a regular panelist on MSNBC's Race for the White House with David Gregory and MSNBC's election coverage. 
  • She frequently contributed to Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
  • She later became the substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olberman. It was her first time hosting a program on MSNBC.
  • She filled in for several broadcasts including Race for the White House.
  • She landed her own MSNBC show, The Rachel Maddow Show in 2008. 
  • The show topped Countdown as the highest-rated show on MSNBC on several occasions. 
  • She became the first openly gay or lesbian host of a primetime news program in the United States.
  • The Rachel Maddow show was the No. 1 non-sports program on cable for the first time for the week of May 15 in 2017. 
  • She wrote several monthly opinion columns for The Washington Post in 2014.
  • She launched the podcast Bag Man in October 2018. 
  • The New York Times published Maddow's first crossword puzzle in collaboration with Joe DiPietro on 2 March 2018.
  • The One America News Network (OAN) filed suit against Maddow for $10 million in the US District Court for the Southern District of California in September 2019, after Maddow described the network as "paid Russian propaganda" on her program on July 22. The case was dismissed in May 2020.

Rachel Maddow's Books

  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012)
  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth (2019)
  • Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House (2020)

Honors and awards of Rachel Maddow

  • 2017 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Live Interview category for The Rachel Maddow Show segment "One-on-One with Kellyanne Conway".
  • 2017 Emmy Award in the Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis category for The Rachel Maddow Show story "An American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint".
  • 2011 Emmy Award in the Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis category for The Rachel Maddow Show segment "Good Morning Landlocked Central Asia!".
  • Maddow was named in Out magazine's "Out 100" list of the "gay men and women who moved culture" in 2008.
  • Maddow was voted "Lesbian/Bi Woman of the Year (American)" in AfterEllen's 2008 Visibility Awards.
  • Maddow won a Gracie Award in 2009, presented by the American Women in Radio and Television.
  • In 2009, Maddow was nominated for GLAAD's 20th Annual Media Awards for a segment of her MSNBC show, "Rick Warren, Change To Believe In?", in the Outstanding TV Journalism Segment category.
  • On March 28, 2009, Maddow received a Proclamation of Honor from the California State Senate, presented in San Francisco by California State Senator Mark Leno.
  • In April 2009, she was listed at No. 4 in Out magazine's Annual Power 50 List.
  • Maddow placed sixth in the "2009 Hot 100" list (May 11, 2009) and third in its "2009 Hot 100: Out Women" version.
  • Maddow was included on a list of openly gay media professionals in The Advocate's "Forty under 40" issue of June/July 2009.
  • In 1994, Maddow received an Honorable Mention in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics.
  • In June 2009, Maddow's MSNBC show was the only cable news show nominated for a Television Critics Association award in the Outstanding Achievement in News and Information category.
  • In March 2010, Maddow won at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in the category of Outstanding TV Journalism—Newsmagazine for her segment, "Uganda Be Kidding Me".
  • In May 2010, Maddow was the 2010 commencement speaker and was given an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • In July 2010, Maddow was presented with a Maggie Award for her ongoing reporting of healthcare reform, the murder of Dr. George Tiller, and the anti-abortion movement.
  • In August 2010, Maddow won the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, which was presented by the Interfaith Alliance. Past honorees included Larry King, Tom Brokaw, and the late Peter Jennings.
  • In February 2012, Maddow was presented the John Steinbeck Award by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.
  • Maddow was named Outstanding Host at the 2012 Gracie Allen Awards
  • In December 2012, the audiobook version of Maddow's Drift was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
  • On October 5, 2017, her MSNBC show won two Emmy Awards, for coverage of the tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and for Maddow's interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
  • In December 2017 The Advocate named her a finalist for its "Person of the Year".

Rachel Maddow wife

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Everything To Know About Susan Mikula

Who is Rachel Maddow's partner?

Rachel Maddow is not married. However, she is in a long-time relationship with her partner Susan Mikula. The couple first met in 1999. She was working on her doctoral dissertation when they first met. They went on their first date at the "Ladies Day on the Range" event hosted by the National Rifle Association.

She currently splits her time between Manhattan, New York, West Cummington, and Massachusetts. 

How tall is Rachel Maddow?

Rachel Maddow stands at a height of 180.5 cm i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. She has a body weight of 145.5 lbs i.e. 66 kg. She has a slim body build. Her eye color is dark brown and her hair color is dark brown. Her sexual orientation is lesbian.

Maddow revealed to her audience that in 2021 she underwent surgery to remove a cancerous skin growth from her neck.

What is the Net Worth of Rachel Maddow?

Rachel Maddow earns from her career in the journalism industry. She is one of the popular hosts on MSNBC. She has been hosting the MSNBC show, The Rachel Maddow Show since 2008. She has also hosted several radio shows. She is also an author and has published two books so far. The majority of her income comes from her hosting career. Her annual salary is reported at $7 million. Her net worth is estimated at $35 million. 

Trivias About Rachel Maddow You Need To Know.

  • Her father is a former US Air Force captain.
  • Her mother is a former school program administrator.
  • Her mother is Canadian.
  • She was athletic in high school and competed in volleyball, basketball, and swimming.
  • While a freshman at Stanford University, she was outed as a lesbian by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents.
  • She turned down the Marshall Scholarship award in favor of the Rhodes Scholarship.
  • She is the first openly lesbian winner of the Rhodes Scholarship.
  • She has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty.
  • Before working in television she landed odd jobs as a bike messenger, bucket washer at a coffee bean factory, yard help, landscaping laborer, and handyman.
  • Tracey Ullman played Maddow in her Showtime comedy series Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.
  • Abby Elliott and Melissa Villasenor have both played Maddow in sketches on Saturday Night Live.
  • Maddow appeared as a character on the November 3, 2013 episode of The Simpsons, "Four Regrettings and a Funeral".
  • Maddow appeared at the start of "Trump: The Rusical" on RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 as the star of a mini-challenge where the contestants had to dress up as Maddow and read from a teleprompter.
  • Maddow is the voice of Vesper Fairchild in the television series Batwoman.
  • She has been called "America's wonkiest anchor" who "cut through the chaos of the Trump administration – and became the most trusted name in the news."
  • Maddow opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • She did not formally support any candidate during the 2008 presidential election.
  • Maddow criticized President Trump's decision in December 2018 to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rachel Maddow.

What is the color of Rachel Maddow's hair?

Rachel Maddow hair color is Brown.

What is the color of Rachel Maddow's eye?

Rachel Maddow eye color is Dark Brown.

Where was Rachel Maddow born?

Rachel Maddow was born in Castro Valley, California.

What is the net worth of Rachel Maddow?

The net worth of Rachel Maddow is $25 million.

Who is the father of Rachel Maddow?

The father of Rachel Maddow is Robert B. Maddow.

Who is the mother of Rachel Maddow?

The mother of Rachel Maddow is Elaine Gosse.

What is the salary of Rachel Maddow?

The salary of Rachel Maddow is $7 million.

Rachel Maddow Biography

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Celebrated Name Rachel Maddow
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Rachel Maddow
Birth Name Rachel Anne Maddow
Birth Date 1973-04-01
Gender Female
Profession TV Anchor , Political Commentator
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Celebrated Name Rachel Maddow
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Rachel Maddow
Birth Name Rachel Anne Maddow
Birth Date 1973-04-01
Gender Female
Profession TV Anchor , Political Commentator
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Hair Color Brown
Marital Status Live In Relation
Eye Color Dark Brown
Place Of Birth Castro Valley, California
Net Worth $25 million
Height 5.11
Religion Roman Catholicism
High School Castro Valley High School
University University of Oxford
Birth Nation United States
Father Robert B. Maddow
Mother Elaine Gosse
Siblings 1
Brothers David Maddow
Horoscope Aries
Education Doctor of Philosophy in politics
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Partner Susan Mikula
Weight 145.5 lbs (66 kg)
Body Type Slim
Residence Manhattan, New York, West Cummington, and Massachussetts
Salary $7 million