When it comes to talking about Television hosts with humor, empathy, and some serious research, Rachel Maddow may cross your mind.
Rachel Maddow is an Emmy award-winning American television news host and liberal political commentator who was also the first openly gay woman to host the Prime Times-News.
Despite having a successful career Rachel has struggled with cyclical depression that dogged her since she was a kid. But nevertheless, depression doesn’t take away the joy Rachel finds in her work and with her long-time partner.
Who Is Rachel Maddow’s Partner?
Rachel is lucky in love and is in a blissful relationship with her partner Susan Mikula. The duo first met when Rachel had returned back to American from Lincoln to complete her thesis in 1999. She did odd jobs in Massachusetts such as waitress, bike messenger, yard help, landscaping laborer, a handyman, and a bucket washer at a coffee bean factory to make ends meet while working on her paper.
While Rachel was still trying to finish her dissertation and making her ends meet she found her love, Susan.
Susan had just bought a run-down, ramshackle house in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and needed help doing it up. Rachel was hired so she showed up at Susan’s farmhouse. She was to do her odd job to uproot tree stumps and clear thorny thickets on her lawn. As Susan answered the door for Rachel, Rachel had love at first sight. Fortunately, the feelings were mutual and they soon went on their real first date at an event 'Ladies Day on the Range', sponsored by the National Rifle Association.
As they began dating, they've settled into a cozy way of life and are in no rush to get married.
Susan Mikula is a photographic artist who is 15 years older than her girlfriend Rachel Maddow.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Rachel’s partner Susan was so sick that she thought there was a possibility the coronavirus "might kill her." However, her partner has been tested negative now and is recovering well.
Rachel Maddow feels lucky to have a partner like Susan Mikula and considers it her proudest achievement.
Furthermore, the pair resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.
Rachel’s Salary & Net Worth
MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show’s host Rachel Maddow has a whooping net worth of $25 million with $7 million as an annual salary.
Rachel launched her podcast “Bag Man” in October 2018. Additionally, Rachel is also a best-selling author of the book named Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. Moreover, in 2019 her second book Blowout was published and in 2020 her third book "Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House" was published.
Short Wiki-Like Bio
Rachel Maddow was born on 1 April 1973 to father Robert B. Maddow and mother Elaine Maddow in Castro Valley, California. Her mom was a school program administrator and she also wrote for the local paper while her dad is a former Air Force captain who quit to become a lawyer a year before Rachel was born.
Rachel Maddow grew up in a very conservative Catholic family near Oakland, California with her only sibling, an older brother named David Maddow.
As per her education, Rachel attended Castro Valley High School of California. During her high school days, she was very active in sports such as basketball, swimming, and volleyball. Later, in the year 1994, Rachel gained a degree in public policy from Stanford University. Rachel then received a Rhodes scholarship to pursue her postgraduate studies at Lincoln College and she holds a Ph.D. from Oxford.
While Rachel attended Stanford University, she found out that she was gay. Rachel decided to do an interview in the student newspaper along with her one other friend who was also coming out as nobody in her 1000-strong class had come out as gay.
At the same time, Rachel’s parents were unaware of her sexuality. She had planned to tell her parents the weekend before the paper was supposed to come out but the news reached her parents before she could tell them. Her parents were devastated and upset with her as Rachel’s sexuality went against their Catholic ideals. It took some time for her parents to accept the fact and now they are on good terms.
Rachel holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. She celebrates her birthday on 1 April and her zodiac sign is Aries.
Talking about the height of Rachel Maddow, she is 5 feet and 11 inches tall which is around 180cm.