- Name: Rachel Maddow
- Age: 44 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Television Host
- Net Worth: US $20 Million
- Status: Alive
Rachel Maddow is an American liberal political commentator, television host and broadcaster. She’s best known for hosting ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC. She made U.S. history as the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program. Maddow was born on April 1, 1973 in Castro Valley, California. Her father, Robert, is an attorney, and her mother, Elaine, a school administrator. She has an older brother named David. Maddow attended Castro Valley High School where she competed in swimming, basketball and volleyball. She completed a BA degree in public policy from Stanford University (1994) and a doctorate in political science from Oxford University (2001).
Maddow landed her first radio hosting job at WRNX Radio in 1999. There she co-hosted ‘The Dave in the Morning Show’ alongside Dave Brinnel. Her next radio gig was at the WRSI station in Northampton, Massachusetts. Maddow joined ‘Air America’ in 2004 as co-host of the morning show, Unfiltered. The show was cancelled in early 2005. Maddow hosted her own weekday radio show ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ from April 2005 to January 2010. The program featured news, commentary and interviews.
Maddow contributed as a panelist on the MSNBC television program, Tucker (2005-08). She became the station’s political analyst in January 2008. Her very own news/opinion program ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ premiered on September 8, 2008. The show had a successful launch and has since boosted MSNBC’s ratings. Its won multiple accolades including 2x News & Documentary Emmy Awards and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism. Maddow was honored with the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award in 2010. She’s also a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award and the Gracie Allen Award.
Maddow’s first book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, was published in 2012. It debut at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. The book examines the U.S. military policies starting from the Vietnam War to the war in Afghanistan.
Rachel Maddow is 5ft 11in tall and she’s of Jewish, Dutch, English and Irish ancestry. She was raised Catholic. Her net worth is estimated at $20 million. Maddow came out as lesbian at age 17 while attending Stanford. She began a relationship with artist ‘Susan Mikula’ in 1999. The couple spends their time between their Massachusetts and New York homes.
Rachel Maddow Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Rachel Anne Maddow
- Birthday: April 1, 1973
- How Old : Age: 44 years old
- Place of Birth: Castro Valley, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Television Host, Political Commentator, Broadcaster
- Net Worth 2017: US $20 Million
- Partner(s): Susan Mikula
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: rachelmaddow.com