Rachel Maddow Biography

Updated On Feb 28, 2019 Published On Jan 18, 2016
Facts of Rachel Maddow
Date of Birth: 1973 , April-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Rachel Maddow
Birth Name Rachel Anne Maddow
Father Bob Maddow
Mother Elaine Maddow
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Castro Valley, California
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Television host
Working For MSNBC
Salary 7 million per year
Eye Color Brown-Light
Hair Color Brown-Dark
Face Color White
Weight in KG 68 KG
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Susan Mikula (1999)
Children N/A
Divorce Not Yet
Education University of Oxford
Awards Wilde Wit of the Year 2014
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
TV Show The Rachel Maddow Show
Sisters Simone Campbell
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Emmy Award winner Rachel Maddow is a famous American television host and political commentator. She is best known for her show The Rachel Maddow Show on television MSNBC TV as well as on radio Air America Radio.

Rachel Maddow Age, Childhood, Family

Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973, and is currently 45 years old. She was born in Castro Valley, California, the United States of America to parents, Robert B. "Bob" Maddow and Elaine Maddow. Rachel has an older brother, David Maddow. She is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Rachel Meadow grew up in a conservative community. She was an avid athlete and used to participate in high school volleyball, basketball, and swimming. Meadow attended Castro Valley High School and Standford University. She graduated in public policy at Stanford in 1994. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Hosting Career & TV shows

After graduation from Oxford, she took on radio hosting job in 1999 at WRNX (100.9 FM) in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Since then, she has appeared in numerous radio and television shows like Unfiltered, The Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker, Race for the White House, and many others.

Love Affairs: Relationship With Boyfriend Susan Mikula

While talking about Rachel Maddow' personal life and her sexuality, she is a lesbian. She is happily living happily with lesbian partner Susan Mikula since seventeen years. The pair started dating in 1999 and they first had their romantic date at National Rifle Association Event.

The pair has not revealed anything about being engaged or being married. However, for now, the couple is living happily with no rumors of break up and extra-marital affairs. The duo has not been involved in any kind of controversies.

Age, Height, Weight

As of 2019, Rachel is 46 years old. She stands 5 feet 11 inches(height) and weighs around 68 kg. She has an hourglass body shape. 

What is Her Net Worth?

While talking about Rachel Maddow' net worth in 2018, her net worth is reported to be around $20 million. Her salary is estimated to be around $7 million.

Rachel Maddow facts on timeline

Born in United States of America

April 1 , 1973

Rachel Maddow was born in Castro Valley, California, United States of America. Robert B. "Bob" Maddow and Elaine Maddow are her parents. David Maddow is her older brother. Her father is a former United States Air Force captain and attorney while her mother is a school program administrator.

Graduated from Stanford University


Rachel Maddow completed her high school from Castro Valley High School. She joined Stanford University and she completed her degree in Public Policy from Stanford University in 1994 with John Gardner Fellowship award. Later she joined Lincoln College for her postgraduate study. 

Completed her Doctor of Philosophy


Rachel Maddow got an international Rhodes scholarship and start studying in Lincoln College, Oxford. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Politics at Oxford University. HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons was the title of her thesis.

First met her partner Susan Mikula


Rachel Maddow is openly gay. She is never married nor have any extra-marital affairs. She currently lives with her partner, artist Susan Mikula, in Manhattan and western Massachusetts. They first met each other in 1999 and their first date was in National Rifle Association event.

Start working at Air America


Maddow started working on radio from 1999 on WRNX Radio. She auditioned for the new radio Air America and start working there from 2004. She worked as a co-host of the show Unfiltered until the show was cancelled in March 2005.

Began airing her own show The Rachel Maddow Show


After two weeks of cancellation of unfiltered show, Maddow started airing her own two hour show named The Rachel Maddow Show. This show becomes Air America highest rated program ever. The show was finally cancelled on January 21, 2010.



Maddow continuing her radio job managed to join MSNBC television. She became regular in MSNBC show Tucker from 2005. From 2008 she began television version of her famous show The Rachel Maddow Show. And this show is MSNBC most successful show ever.

Won 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards


Maddow success can also be counted from her awards and trophies. She has won numerous awards in various events and ceremony. It was year 2010; she won 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in the category, Outstanding TV Journalism- Newsmagazine for her segment, "Uganda Be Kidding Me".

Net Worth and Salary


While talking about Rachel Maddow' net worth in 2018, her net worth is reported to be around $20 million. Her salary is estimated to be around $7 million.