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Rachel Maddow Profile
Rachel Maddow is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a weekly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network’s special event co-anchor.
Rachel Maddow Age
Maddow is 50 years old as of 2023. She was born on 1st April 1973 in, Castro Valley, California, United States of America. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on the 1st of April every year.
Rachel Maddow Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 143 lbs (65kg).
Rachel Maddow Family
Maddow was born in Castro Valley, California. Her father, Robert B. Maddow, is a former 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 mother, Elaine, was a school program administrator.
She has one older brother, David. Her paternal grandfather was from a family of Jews, who arrived in the United States from the Russian Empire. Her paternal grandmother was of Dutch descent. Maddow’s Canadian mother, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, has English and Irish ancestry. Maddow has said her family is “very, very Catholic” and she grew up in a community that her mother has described as “very conservative”.
Maddow was a competitive athlete and participated in high school volleyball, basketball, and swimming. Referring to John Hughes films, Maddow has described herself as being “a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl” in high school. She is a graduate of Castro Valley High School and attended Stanford University. While a freshman, she was outed as a lesbian by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents.
Rachel Maddow Education
She earned a degree in public policy at Stanford in 1994. At graduation, she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. She was the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate study in 1995 at Lincoln College, Oxford. She had also been awarded a Marshall Scholarship the same year but turned it down in favor of Rhodes. This made her the first openly lesbian winner of the Rhodes Scholarship.
Furthermore, in 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons; her supervisor was Lucia ZednerMaddow holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University and a doctorate in political science from the University of Oxford and is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States.
Rachel Maddow Partner
Maddow splits her time between Manhattan, New York, and West Cummington, Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula. They met in 1999 when Maddow was working on her doctoral dissertation. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty.
In a 2012 interview, she stated, “It doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember.”She has explained why she decided to speak about it in interviews: “It was a hard call … Because it was nobody’s business.
But it had been helpful to me to learn about the people who were surviving, were leading good lives, even though they were dealing with depression. So I felt it was a bit of a responsibility to pay that back.” Maddow said, “There are three things I do to stay sane: I exercise, I sleep – I’m a good sleeper – and I fish.” In 2021, Maddow had surgery to remove a cancerous skin growth from her neck.
Rachel Maddow Career
In June 2005, Maddow became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker, hosted by Tucker Carlson. During and after the November 2006 election, she was a guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now; she was also a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, an LGBT-oriented short-form newsmagazine for Logo deriving from news items published by The Advocate.
In January 2008, Maddow became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC’s Race for the White House with David Gregory and MSNBC’s election coverage as well as a frequent contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
In August 2008, MSNBC announced The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Verdict with Dan Abrams in the network’s 9:00 p.m. slot the following month. Following its debut, the show topped Countdown as the highest-rated show on MSNBC on several occasions. After being on air for more than a month, Maddow’s program doubled the audience that hour. This show made Maddow the first openly gay or lesbian host of a primetime news program in the United States.
Rachel Maddow Podcasting
In October 2018, Maddow launched the podcast Bag Man, produced with MSNBC and focusing on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Vice President Spiro Agnew. Moreover, a film adaptation of the podcast was announced to be in production in 2022, with Ben Stiller attached to direct and Lorne Michaels to produce, with Maddow set to be an executive producer.
In October 2022, Maddow and MSNBC launched Ultra, a podcast chronicling U.S. right-wing extremism during the 1940s and World War II, including the 1944 sedition trial. In February 2022, Alex Wagner filled in for her on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and Chris Hayes on All In with Chris Hayes.
Rachel Maddow Writing
Maddow wrote Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012) about the role of the military in postwar American politics. Upon its release, Drift reached the first position on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction. Moreover, in December 2013, The Washington Post announced that Maddow would write a monthly opinion column for the paper, contributing one article per month over six months. Additionally, on March 2, 2018, The New York Times published Maddow’s first crossword puzzle, in collaboration with Joe DiPietro.
On the eve of its publication, she said: “This is kind of it like there will never be a baby, but there’s this freaking crossword puzzle, and I am very, very excited about it.” Maddow’s second book Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Furthermore, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth was published in October 2019.
In March 2021, the audiobook version of Blowout, recorded by Maddow, 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, written with Michael Yarvitz, was published in December 2020.
Rachel Maddow Net Worth
Maddow has an estimated annual net worth of $ 5 million to $8 million earned from her career as a Television host, political commentator, and author.
Rachel Maddow Social Media Platforms
Maddow is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 10.4 Million followers on Twitter, 544k followers on Instagram, and 2.5 Million followers on Facebook.