Rachel Maddow, in full Rachel Anne Maddow, (born April 1, 1973, Castro Valley, California, U.S.), is an American liberal political commentator and radio and television personality, host of The Rachel Maddow Show (2008– ) on the cable television channel MSNBC.
Quick Facts and Information on Rachel Maddow
|Born||April 1, 1973|
|Hometown||Castro Valley, California, U.S.|
|Country||United States of America|
|Address||New York City|
|Salary||$7 million annually|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Height||1.8m / 5 feet 9 inch|
|Weight||55 kgs / 121 lbs.|
|Education||Stanford University (BA)
Lincoln College, Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Rachel Maddow Professional Career
Maddow’s first job as a radio host was in 1999 WRNX (100.9 FM) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, then home to “The Dave in the Morning Show”. After the WRNX show, she hosted Big Breakfast on WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts, for two years, leaving in 2004 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.
In 2006, Maddow managed to parlay her radio career to cable television when she became a regular on the MSNBC show The Situation with Tucker Carlson. In January 2008, Maddow signed an exclusive contract with MSNBC as the station’s political analyst.
That September the launch of her nightly cable television program also called The Rachel Maddow Show, marked MSNBC’s most successful show debut to date. She became the network’s most prominent public figure, serving as a champion of liberal ideals as the partisan divide became more pronounced on cable TV news.
In June 2018, Maddow drew attention when she became too emotional to read a breaking news report about the separation of children from parents who illegally crossed the Mexico-U.S. border, forcing her to pass on the responsibility to fellow MSNBC broadcaster Lawrence O’Donnell. Maddow later apologized on Twitter for being unable to relay the report, which described how three shelters were set up in south Texas to hold preschool-age children.
In March 2018, The Rachel Maddow Show was America’s highest-rated cable news show, besting Fox News’ Hannity.”Maddow averaged 3.058 million viewers for the month, narrowly topping Hannity’s 3.00 million.
Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula
Maddow came out about her homosexuality when she was a 17-year-old freshman at Stanford. In 1999, while living in Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow was taking on odd jobs, such as delivering packages, cleaning out buckets at a coffee-bean factory, and yard work while she was working on her college doctoral dissertation.
Her future girlfriend, Susan Mikula, an artist and photographer, hired Maddow to do some yard work at her home in the Berkshires. Maddow said of that first meeting, “It was very Desperate Housewives,” according to People. As Maddow revealed, she fell hard for Mikula as it was “love at first sight.” The two quickly became inseparable. Mikula has supported Maddow through thick and thin, and although they are very much in love, Maddow has stated the two don’t feel any “urgency” to get married.
In 2011, Rachel’s first date with Susan was at an NRA ‘Ladies Day On The Range’ event.” She further explained that they both enjoy shooting firearms. However, Maddow emphasized that “Susan has the hand-eye coordination, but I can’t control my movements.”
Not long after the couple’s NRA date, Maddow and Mikula took a stroll in a cemetery in western Massachusetts, where they were both livings. Now, after more than two decades together, might Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula is heading down the aisle sometime soon?
In 1999, the pair moved into a farmhouse in rural Massachusetts. Recently, Maddow has divided her time between her homes in New York and in Massachusetts, where she has continued to reside with her girlfriend Susan and the couple’s Labrador retriever.
Rachel Maddow Net Worth/Salary 2021
Rachel Maddow is worth an estimated $25 million. Most of this comes from The Rachel Maddow Show, but some of it comes from her acting pursuits.
She has appeared in Ugly Betty, Hating Breitbart, The Muslims are coming, Occupy Unmasked, Miss Representation, Motherhood by choice, The Ides of March, 30 Rock, and House of Cards, among others.
Rachel Maddow gets paid $7 million a year for hosting her talk show. She is one of the highest-paid TV hosts with such a prodigious salary. Rachel’s huge payscale is all due to her increasing popularity, and dedication to journalism – which is apparent in the awards her show has won over the years.
Rachel Maddow Social Media
Rachel Maddow being a television and radio host is active on all major social media platforms. With a plethora of followers on Twitter, she joined Twitter in September of 2008 and has gained over 10.4 million followers. On her Instagram, she has just about 440k followers whereas on Facebook she has about 2.6 million followers. Mostly on her account, she raises voice about the various political and sensitive topics including election, political persons, and equality.
Rachel Maddow Age, Birthday, Personal Life
Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973, in Castro Valley, California, to an attorney, Robert, and a school administrator, Elaine. Maddow showed an interest in journalism at an early age. She started reading the newspaper when she was only seven.
As a teen, Maddow competed on the swimming, volleyball, and basketball teams at Castro Valley High School, but a shoulder injury prompted her to abandon sports. Maddow devoted the opening in her schedule to volunteer at a local AIDS clinic, though she opted not to tell her conservative parents, who had recently learned she was gay.
Rachel Maddow knew she was a lesbian when she was very young — but due to her conservative upbringing, she didn’t come out until much later. 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. Maddow later revealed her parents didn’t find out that she was gay until she decided to post a coming-out letter in every bathroom in her college dorm at Stanford. Maddow detailed that her parents were “humiliated” by the news and were terrified their daughter would have a hard life.