Rachel Maddow


In 1999, Rachel got her first radio job working at WRNX 100.9 FM in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She hosted various programs during her radio career, including a two-year stint on Big Breakfast at WRSI before it ended in 2004. She went on to work with Chuck D at Air America before quitting on January 21, 2010. In 2006, Rachel managed to parlay her radio career into cable television when she became a regular host on the MSNBC show The Situation with Tucker Carlson. She was also a recurring guest on CNN's Paula Zahn Now show during the 2006 midterm elections, and she started to gain momentum as a political commentator from her appearances on TV. In January 2008, Maddow signed an exclusive contract with MSNBC as the broadcasting station's political analyst. In September of 2008, Rachel saw the launch of her nightly cable television program called The Rachel Maddow Show. The show was a huge hit and marked MSNBC's most successful show debut in history. Since its inception, the show has boosted MSNBC's ratings and received several awards, including the Television Critics Association award for "Outstanding Achievement in News and Television" and a 2010 GLAAD Award. Maddow herself has also been honored numerous times for her excellence in journalism.

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The Washington Post named her "Breakout Star of 2008," and in 2010 she won a Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for her documentary The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, which also earned her a 2011 Gracie Award. A popular UK publication, The Guardian, called Rachel the star of America's cable news. She has received many honors and awards, including a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion and the Gracie Award. Maddow wrote Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power in 2012, which topped The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover nonfiction upon its release. In December 2013, The Washington Post announced that Maddow would write a monthly opinion column for the paper, contributing one article per month for six months.

Net worth

Rachel Maddow, the esteemed news anchor of MSNBC, boasts a net worth of $35 million. She is renowned for her role as the host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC.

Public Image

A 2011 Hollywood Reporter profile of Maddow praised her for her ability to deliver the news "with agenda, but not hysteria." A Newsweek profile said, "At her best, Maddow debates ideological opponents with civility and persistence... but for all her eloquence, she can get so wound up ripping Republicans that she sounds like another smug cable partisan." The Baltimore Sun critic David Zurawik accused Maddow of acting like "a lockstep party member." The editors of The New Republic similarly criticized her, naming her among the "most overrated thinkers" of 2011; they called her program "a textbook example of the intellectual limitations of a perfectly settled perspective." On awarding the Interfaith Alliance's Faith and Freedom Award named for Walter Cronkite, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy remarked that "Rachel's passionate coverage of the intersection of religion and politics exhibits a strong personal intellect coupled with constitutional sensitivity to the proper boundaries between religion and government."

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Quick Facts
Height: 1.8 m
T.V. Show(s): The Rachel Maddow Show
Profession: American television host, political commentator, and author
Employer: Air America Radio
Salary: around $7 million
Net Worth: about $20 million.
Nationality: American
Marriage Date: 1999
Spouse: Susan Mikula
Ethnicity: White
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 1 Apr, 1973
Age: 47 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Castro Valley
residence: Manhattan
Gender: Female
Description: American television presenter
Twitter Id: Maddow
Net Worth 2020: 20 million
Net Worth 2021: 35 million
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Last Modified: Feb 14 2024
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