Rachel Maddow

An unabashedly liberal radio host for several stations across western Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow quickly rose up the ranks, eventually becoming a cable news pundit and host of her own top-rated primetime show on ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1973 in Castro Valley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Time with Bill Maher 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

All The President's Men Revisited 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pete Holmes Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rachel Maddow Show 2008 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

An unabashedly liberal radio host for several stations across western Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow quickly rose up the ranks, eventually becoming a cable news pundit and host of her own top-rated primetime show on MSNBC. From an early age, Maddow was interested in civic issues and politics, and later became the first openly gay American to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in 1995. Although she had no prior broadcasting experience, Maddow auditioned on a whim in 1999, winning a disc jockey spot at a local radio station. The intelligent and well-versed Maddow soon parlayed that into hosting positions on other programs. In 2004, she landed a short-lived hosting job with the liberal radio network Air America, which later awarded her the self-titled "Rachel Maddow Show" in 2005. It was not long before cable television took notice, leading to Maddow offering up her opinions on a variety of news programs and later guest-hosting "The Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (MSNBC, 2003- ). Filling in for Olbermann impressed the network enough to give the commentator her own platform, "The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC, 2008- ), which proved to be an immediate ratings bonanza, cementing Maddow's position as one of the country's brightest liberal journalists.

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