10 Facts You May Not Know About Rachel Maddow

 

Written by Lesbian.com

As host of MSNBC’s top-rated prime-time show, 37-year-old Rachel Maddow is every lesbian’s favorite news nerd. If you think smart is sexy then Maddow may very well be  the woman of your dreams, but don’t start camping outside of the MSNBC studios in New York quite yet. Maddow and her 52-year-old partner Susan Mikulus have been together since 1999 and there are no signs of turbulance on their airwaves.

Maddow is renowned as a television host, political commentator and author, but we were able to dig up  these 10 facts you may not already know about her.

1. She is the first openly gay anchor of a prime-time news program in the U.S.

2. She was the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate study in 1995 at Lincoln College, Oxford.

3. Her first radio hosting job was at WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, after she entered and won a contest the station held to find a new on-air personality.

4. Maddow doesn’t have a television in her Massachusetts weekend home.

5. She characterizes her persona in high school as “a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl.”

6. She was born on April Fool’s Day 1973.

7. Maddow met her partner in 1999 when Mikula hired her to do some yard work.

8. Her middle name is Anne.

9. She claims she’s such a terrible cook that she “can’t cook an egg.”

10. Maddow participated in three sports in high school—softball, soccer and cross-country.

This post was originally published by Lesbian.com.

 

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R28 days ago

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Jeanne R28 days ago

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Jeanne R28 days ago

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Jeanne R28 days ago

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Jeanne R28 days ago

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Shawn O' Malley
Shawn O' Malley5 years ago

Rachael Maddow and Keith Obermann the best News anchors on the tele-media in the USA

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Megan G.
Megan G5 years ago

♥ Rachel!

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Dorlinda Chong
Dorlinda Chong5 years ago

I miss Keith Olbermann, but I miss him less because of Rachel Maddow. My friend Tom can't stand her because she's too 'perky' for him. (Hah!) I love her perkiness. She proves you can report serious news without a hangdog affect.

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Sheri P.
Sheri P5 years ago

i love rachel and i love what i've seen of her show! smart is definitely sexy!

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Frances C.
Frances C5 years ago

When Rachel Maddow reports it you know it is factual. That is one reason the weasel Bill O'Reilly won't appear on her show, he knows she can point out his lies with film to back it up.

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