Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator. She is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio from 2005 to 2010. In October 2018, Maddow launched the podcast Bag Man.
About Rachel Maddow in brief
Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator. She is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network’s special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio from 2005 to 2010. In October 2018, Maddow launched the podcast Bag Man, produced with MSNBC and focusing on the 1973 political scandal surrounding Vice President Spiro Agnew. Her father 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 paternal grandfather was from a family of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, who arrived in the U.S. from the Russian Empire. Her Canadian mother, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, has English and Irish ancestry. She was outed as a lesbian by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents. She earned a degree in public policy at Stanford in 1994. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is titled HIVAIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons; her supervisor was Lucia Zedner. In January 2008, she became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC’s Race for the White House with David Gregory and Keith Olbermann.
In June 2005, she was a guest on the MSNBC show Tucker, hosted by CNN’s Paula Zahn. She has described herself as being a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl in high school. In 2009, after renewing her contract with Air America, she returned to the 5 a. m. hour-long slot. In 2010, she hosted a two-hour radio program on the station’s flagship station, WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, then home to \”The Dave in the Morning Show” She was the host for the show for two years before leaving in 2004 to join the new Air America. In March 2008, the show’s length returned to two hours when Maddow began a nightly MSNBC television program. She was also a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, deriving from news items published by The Advocate. In 2012, she began a short-form news-magazine for Logo, The Advocate Z Now; she was also the host of The Advocate’s LGBT News Now; and she was the correspondent for Z Now. In 2013, she brought back to The Countdown to Countdown to host the next month’s The Countdown with Keith OlBERmann, and she brought the show back to Countdown the following month. She also hosts a weekly radio show on the network’s sister station, HLN, which airs from 6 to 9 p.m. EST. In 2014, she launched a podcast, Bag Man. Her mother, Elaine, is a school program administrator.