Rachel Maddow
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Rachel Maddow
Job: TV and Radio Host
Political Party: Democratic Party (United States)
Born April 1 1973

Rachel Maddow is a political TV and Radio host on MSNBC. She is the first openly lesbian or homosexual to host a prime-time news program.

Maddow is suggesting that Jeh Johnson from The United States Department of Homeland Security should take Antonin Scalia's place in the surpreme court after Scalia's death.[1] Young people hardly know Johnson as his name is rarely mentioned on television.

Personal Life

She was born on April 1st 1973. Maddow has a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science. Her partner is Susan Mikula. She has noted that her mother lives in Newfoundland. She does not own a TV herself despite being a television host. Rachel Maddow has been described as "a liberal in the purest, almost mineral sense of the word."

Television Career

On April 4, 2008, Maddow was the substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann, her first time hosting a program on MSNBC. Maddow described herself on air as "nervous," but Keith Olbermann complimented her work and she was brought back to host "Countdown" on May 16, 2008. That day, Countdown was the highest rated news program in the key 25–54 year old demographic. For her success, Olbermann awarded Maddow the 3rd ranking in his regular segment, "World's Best Persons" on the following Monday, calling her "World's Best Pinch-Hitter." Maddow filled in again on Countdown for eight-and-a-half broadcasts while Olbermann was on vacation in July 2008 (including the latter half of the July 21 show). Maddow has also filled in for David Gregory as host of Race for the White House.

MSNBC announced on August 19, 2008, that The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Dan Abrams in the channel's 9 pm ET time slot beginning September 8, 2008. Since its debut, the show has drawn strong ratings, even topping Countdown as the highest rated show on MSNBC on several occasions. After being on air for a little over a month, Maddow's program has doubled the audience for MSNBC's 9 p.m. hour. She even sometimes surpasses Keith Olbermann as the most watched person on MSNBC.