This article will answer every question you have about Rachel Maddow. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Rachel do for a living?
- Who are Rachel’s parents and siblings?
- What are Rachel’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Rachel married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Rachel have any children?
- Where is Rachel now?
- How tall is Rachel?
- How much money does Rachel earn?
- What is Rachel’s net worth?
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Who is Rachel Maddow?
Rachel Anne Maddow is an American prominent television news program host and liberal political commentator. Currently, she hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a weekly television show on MSNBC and serves as the cable network’s special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams. From 2005 to 2010, her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio.
Because of her exemplary work, she has received multiple Emmy Awards for her broadcasting work and in 2021 received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book Blowout (2019).
She is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. When asked about her political views by the Valley Advocate, she said “I’m undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I’m in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican Party platform.
How Old Is Rachel Maddow?
She is 49 years old as of August 2022, having been born on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California, U.S. Rachel shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Logan Paul, Scotty Sire, Josh Herbert, Randy Orton, Asa Butterfield, and many more.
Rachel Maddow Family
Who are Rachel Maddow’s Parents?
She was born to Bob Maddow (Father) a former United States Air Force captain. And lawyer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. And Elaine Maddow (Mother) was a school program administrator.
Does Rachel Maddow have Siblings?
She has an elder brother by the name of David Maddow.
Rachel Maddow Education
She received her high school education at Castro Valley High School. After high school, she attended Stanford University where she earned a degree in public policy in 1994. Later, she began her postgraduate study at Lincoln College, Oxford in 1995. She went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics in 2011 at the University of Oxford.
Rachel Maddow Marital Status
She is in a relationship with Susan Mikula (born on March 7, 1958) an American artist and photographer. They met in 1999.
Rachel Maddow Kids
She does not have any kids as she is a lesbian. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Rachel Maddow Radio Career
In 1999, her first job was as a radio host at WRNX (100.9 FM) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and then moved to “The Dave in the Morning Show”. After the WRNX show, she went on to host Big Breakfast on WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts, for two years and left in 2004 in order to join the new Air America. There, she hosted Unfiltered along with Chuck D (of the hip hop group Public Enemy) and Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) until its cancellation in March 2005.
Two weeks after the show’s cancellation, Rachel’s weekday two-hour radio program, The Rachel Maddow Show began airing in April 2005. In March 2008, it gained the third hour, thus broadcasting from 6:00 to 9:00 pm EST with David Bender filling in the third hour for the call-in section. In 2008, the show’s length returned to two hours. And in 2009, Rachel returned to the 5:00 am hour-long slot.
A Podcast Career
She launched the podcast Bag Man in October 2018, produced with MSNBC and focusing on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Vice President Spiro Agnew. In 2022, a film adaptation of the podcast was announced to be in production with Ben Stiller attached to direct and Lorne Michaels to produce, with Rachel set to be an executive producer.
A Television Career
In addition to a career in radio, she became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show, Tucker, in June 2005, hosted by Tucker Carlson. During and after the November 2006 election, she was a guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now. Moreover, she was a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, an LGBT-oriented short-form newsmagazine for Logo deriving from news items published by The Advocate. Rachel went on to become an MSNBC political analyst in January 2008.
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. That same year, she was the substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann, her first time hosting a program on MSNBC. The show she hosted was the highest-rated news program among people aged 25 to 54. Because of her success, Olbermann ranked Rachel third in his show’s segment “World’s Best Persons”.
A Career at The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBC announced in August 2008, that The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Verdict with Dan Abrams in the network’s 9:00 pm slot the following month. Following the show’s debut, it topped Countdown as the highest-rated show on MSNBC on several occasions. Furthermore, the show made her the first openly gay or lesbian host of a primetime news program in the United States. She has stated that her show’s mission is to “[i]ncrease the amount of useful information in the world”.
Moreover, she said her rule for covering the Trump administration is: “Don’t pay attention to what they say, focus on what they do … because it’s easier to cover a fast-moving story when you’re not distracted by whatever the White House denials are”. From February to April 2022, she took a break from her show to coincide with production on the film adaptation of Bag Man. As of May 2022, her show has moved to a weekly broadcast, on Mondays at 9 pm ET.
Herring Networks, Inc v. Rachel Maddow, et al.
The One America News Network (OAN) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Rachel on September 10, 2019, for $10 million. This was after Rachel described the network as “paid Russian propaganda” on her program on July 22. However, the case was dismissed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on May 22, 2022. And who found that “the contested statement is an option that cannot serve as the basis for a defamation”. OAN’s parent company, Herring Networks said they planned to appeal. In August 2021, after considering Herring’s appeal, the decision in favor of Rachel was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.
A Writing Career
In 2012, she wrote, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. The book is about the role of the military in postwar American politics. Upon the book’s release, it reached the first position on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction. The Washington Post announced in December 2013, that Rachel would write a monthly opinion column for the paper. Thus contributing one article per month over a period of six months.
The New York Times published Rachel’s first crossword puzzle on March 2, 2018, in collaboration with Joe DiPietro. In October 2019, her second book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth was published. The audiobook version of Blowout, recorded by Rachel won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in March 2021, at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. She went on to release a third book, Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up. And Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House published in December 2020 and written by Michael Yarvitz.
Rachel Maddow Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 11inches (1.8m) and a weight of 65kg (143lbs).
Rachel Maddow’s Salary and Net Worth
She has an annual salary of $30 million and a net worth of $35 million.