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Full NameRachel Maddow
First NameRachel
Last NameMaddow
Birth NameRachel Anne Maddow
ProfessionNews Host, Political Commentator
Birth CityCastro Valley, California
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameRobert B. Maddow
Father ProfessionFormer United States Air Force captain & Lawyer
Mother NameElaine Gosse
Mother ProfessionA School program administrator
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationOpenly Lesbian
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSusan Mikula
AwardsEmmy Award
FilmographyUgly Betty,30 Rock,House of Cards,The Idea of March
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Height180 cm
Twitter Profile
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Date of BirthApril 1,1973
Age47 years

Emmy Award-winner Rachel Maddow is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator who currently hosts The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. She also hosted the same name talk radio program from 2005 to 2010 on Air American Radio.

Maddow is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States of America. In October 2018, she launched the podcast Bag Man, which was focused on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Vice President Spiro Agnew.

A Short Biography Of Rachel Maddow

Rachel Anne Maddow was born on 1st April 1973 in Castro Valley, California, the United States of American to Robert B. Maddow and Elaine Gosse. She is American as per her nationality and has mixed (Polish, Russian, Dutch, English, and Irish) ancestry. 

Rachel Maddow is an American news program host currently hosting The Rachel Maddow ShowImage Source: Penguin Random House
Rachel Maddow is an American news program host currently hosting The Rachel Maddow Show

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She went to Castro Valley High School and later enrolled at Stanford University from where she earned her degree in public policy in 1994. She did her postgraduate in Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1995. Moreover, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in politics from the University of Oxford in 2001.

How Much Is Maddow’s Net Worth?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Rachel is worth around $20 million as of early 2020. She reportedly earns $7 million per year for hosting her show, The Rachel Maddow Show.

She also earns a decent sum of money from her appearance in TV shows like Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, House of Cards, The Idea of March, and many more.

Owns A 1,325 Square-foot Apartment

The 47-year-old host resides in her West Village apartment along with her partner Susan Mikula. 

Maddow purchased a 1,325 square feet apartment in New York CityImage Source: Huff Post
Maddow purchased a 1,325 square feet apartment in New York City

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She purchased the beautiful loft with exposed wooden beams, brick, wood-burning fireplace, and a modern windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar for $1.25 million.

Short Career Highlights

Rachel got her first job in broadcast journalism in radio. In 1999, she entered a contest held By WRNX, which she eventually won and was hired as the co-host of the morning drive show.

She worked for WRNX until 2004 when she auditioned for the newly formed radio show Air America. She began co-hosting Unfiltered along with Chuck D until its cancelation in 2005.

Following the cancelation of Unfiltered, the weekday two-hour radio program The Rachel Maddow Show began airing.

In June 2005, she became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker. In January 2008, she became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC’s Race for the White House along with David Gregory, MSNBC’s election coverage as well as a frequent contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Rachel is the first open lesbian primetime news program hostImage Source: Hollywood Reporter
Rachel is the first open lesbian primetime news program host

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In August 2008, MSNBC announced The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Verdict with Dan Abrams the following month in the network’s 9 p.m. slot. The show made her the first openly gay/lesbian host of a primetime news program across the United States.

Apart from her hosting career, she wrote Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, which is based on the role of the military in postwar American politics. Her book reached the first position of The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction.

Her second book entitled Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth was published in October 2019.     

Happily Married!!!

Rachel is openly lesbian and is married to her lover Susan Mikula. They first met while Rachel was working on her doctoral dissertation in 1999. 

Maddow and her wife Susan resides in their West Village loftImage Source: Super Hub
Maddow and her wife Susan resides in their West Village loft

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Although their exact marriage date is not revealed to the public yet, the duo is living a blissful conjugal life. 

Updated On Tue Feb 18 2020 Published On Tue Feb 18 2020 By Amy