Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBCâ€™s primetime hit, the critically acclaimed â€œThe Rachel Maddow Show.â€ â€œThe Rachel Maddow Showâ€ features Maddowâ€™s take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in cable news will cover.
â€œThe Rachel Maddow Showâ€ was the most successful show launch in MSNBC history, immediately boosting ratings in its time period and drawing national attention. â€œThe Rachel Maddow Showâ€ was named one of the top shows of the decade by the Washington Post in 2009. Maddow was also named a â€œBreakout Star of 2008â€ by The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times named her to the â€œBest of Television 2008â€ and she was named one of the â€œTop Ten Political Newcomers of 2008â€ by Politico.com.
In January of 2008, Maddow was named an MSNBC political analyst; she was the regular guest host for "Countdown," served as a panelist for MSNBCâ€™s election coverage and also filled in for David Gregory as host of "Race for the White House.â€
Maddow first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. Prior to joining AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Maddow received a bachelorâ€™s degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.