We all have heard about The Rachel Maddow show that airs on MSNBC. For those who don’t know, it is an American liberal news and opinion television program that runs at 9:00 pm ET timeslot Monday through Friday. It is based on a former radio show of the same name. The show has been quite popular since it debuted in 2008. In 2018 it was America’s highest-rated cable news show. Moreover, in 2021 the show achieved the highest ratings in its history. Even after several nominations and awards like the 2017 Emmy award, the lifeline of this show is Rachel Maddow herself.
48 years old Rachel is class all the way when it comes to hosting her show. Born and raised in Castro Valley, California, Rachel started her career as a radio host in 1999 at WRNX in Massachusetts. In addition to that, she also hosted several other radio shows like “Big Breakfast” on WRSI in Northhampton, “Unfiltered” on The New Air America, and also her own radio show “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Then after she became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show “Tucker,” she was invited as a guest on CNN’s Paula Zahn Show. After a few more shows and fill in’s in 2008, MSNBC announced The Rachel Maddow Show in the network’s 9:00 pm slot. And rest is definitely history.
More about her career
Soon after its debut, the show topped “Countdown” as the highest-rated show on MSNBC. The rise in audiences became evident for that hour, and Rachel became the first-ever lesbian host of a primetime news program in the U.S. Apart from hosting, she has authored books like “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” “Blowout,” and “Bag Man.” Blowout, in march 2021, got an audiobook version for which she won a Grammy Award for best spoken Word Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
With 3 Emmy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, John Steinbeck Award, Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, it will not be wrong to say that she has got a bag full of accolades under her belt. Her contributions in the Pop culture include her appearance on one of the episodes of The Simpsons, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11, and House of Cards. She has also voiced the television series Batwoman, in which she is the voice of Vesper Fairchild.
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Where is Rachel Maddow now?
The answer to the question that where is Rachael Maddow is now that she currently hosts the show The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Rachel splits her time between Manhattan, New York, and West Cummington, Massachusetts. She is a lesbian and lives with her partner Susan Mikula whom she met in 1999. They both have been in a relationship since then. Maddow many times has talked about the cyclical depression that she dealt with during puberty. It was hard for her to open up about it, but she decided to speak about it considering it might help the people dealing with depression.
Recently she took a break from the show after her partner of more than 21 years was tested positive for COVID 19. She returned to her show after 6th November and went live from her home. She announced her return by tweeting on November 20 last year. There she explained the reason for her absence and said, “Susan has been sick with COVID these past couple of weeks. And, at one point, we really thought that there was a possibility that it might kill her. And that’s why I’ve been away,”. In addition to this, she warned the public about how dangerous the virus is.
Rachel’s West Village Apartment
Recently this year, she sold her trendy West Village apartment after more than a decade of ownership. She sold it for $2.34 million and bought it back in 2010 for $1.25 million. The apartment holds two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with the powder room. The rest of it comprises an open plan living, dining, and kitchen space and a wood-burning fireplace. She previously listed the home for $2.25 million. According to the reports, Rachel has an estimated net worth of about $25 million. Most of which comes from her salary as host of her show, The Rachel Maddow Show. She has earned it all through her hard work and major contributions in various fields.