Rachel Maddow

Active - 2011 - 2016  |   Born - Apr 1, 1973 in Castro Valley, California, United States  |  

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  • Began her radio career in 1999 when she won a contest to deliver the news on a Holyoke, MA, morning show.
  • Hired at the radio network Air America in 2004, where she initially cohosted Unfiltered With Chuck D; a year later, she had her own program. 
  • Lived without a television for most of her adult life until 2009, when she finally purchased a set. 
  • Attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship.
  • The first openly gay Rhodes scholar.
  • Volunteered at an AIDS center in Oakland during her senior year of high school.
  • Honored with the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award in 2010.