Rachel Anne Maddow is an American journalist, political commentator, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the MSNBC series The Rachel Maddow Show (2008-present). After graduating from the prestigious Stanford University in 1994, Rachel Maddow began working as a host for the Massachusetts radio station WRNX (100.9FM). Several other jobs on the radio would follow, including a stint on WRSI Big Breakfast for 2 years. In 2001, Maddow would earn her doctorate in politics at the University of Oxford. She would go on to co-host the radio show Unfiltered with Lizz Winstead and Chuck D until the program was canceled in 2005. Not long after the cancelation of Unfiltered, Rachel Maddow began hosting her self-titled, 2-hour radio show on the Air America Radio Network. Around 2008, Maddow began acting as a guest panelist on the MSNBC series Tucker. Her true success in the television industry, however, would come shortly after standing in as a substitute host on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Olbermann liked Rachel’s work on his show so much, he eventually pressed the network to give Maddow her own show. Finally, in 2008, The Rachel Maddow Show was announced by the network. Okay, so now that you know a bit about the woman herself, let’s take a look at some Rachel Maddow home details – from her weekend retreat in Massachusetts to her coop in Manhattan, we’re giving you the tour of all things Rachel Maddow house!
Where Does Rachel Maddow Live?
Rachel Maddow owns two properties; an apartment in Manhattan and a cozy getaway home in Western Massachusetts. Ever want to learn more about the Rachel Maddow home? Well what are you waiting for?! Keep scrolling for all the juicy details!
Rachel Maddow House Massachusetts
Located in West Cummington, Massachusetts, Rachel Maddow purchased this pre-civil war farmhouse for $605k back in 2013 (at least property records indicate this as being the last time the residence sold). The Rachel Maddow mansion (mini-mansion that is), a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Colonial-style residence was built in 1869 and sits on a sprawling 11.86-acre plot of lush land. Features to the main house include a fireplace and an attached garage.
Maddow sought the help of architect Nicole Migeon to build a separate bathhouse at the back of the property to facilitate a hot tub and second bathroom. While they could have just made the room an attached addition to the home, Maddow and her partner decided they didn’t want to change the original bones of the home. The structure has a pitched roof and was built with vertical wood slats (made entirely from sustainably grown cedar). Also in the bathhouse is an entertainment center that features the only tv on the property (how do you only have one tv?!), a linen closet, and a decadent Lindsey Adelman chandelier. While Rachel Maddow house pictures are a bit tough to come by, Maddow showed off photos of the new bathhouse online.
Rachel Maddow House Manhattan
Maddow scooped up this West Village, Manhattan, coop loft for $1.25 million back in 2010 from R.E.M lead singer Michael Stripe. The residence is actually made up of 2 combined units, located on Jane St, a gorgeous cobblestone street in Manhattan.
The building, which was formally a pre-war paper warehouse, is now a swanky 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that Maddow shares with her partner. Some features include 10-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, wood built-ins in the living room, and original hardwood flooring as well as exposed wood beams and bricks. The unit also has a stunning view of the Hudson River from almost every window in the home.
Rachel Maddow Net Worth
As of 2020, the self-described “national security liberal” Rachel Maddow is estimated to be worth $20 million! The bulk of her income comes from hosting The Rachel Maddow Show, but she’s also raked in the dough from other television appearances, including her roles in The Ides of March, Ugly Betty, House of Cards, and 30 Rock.
In Addition to the money she’s earned working in the television industry, Rachel is also a successful author, with 3 popular books under her belt; Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012), Blowout (2019), and most recently Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House (2020).
Rachel Maddow Salary
So, how much does Rachel Maddow make from her program? The successful talk show host earns a whopping $7 million per episode of The Rachel Maddow show (feel a bit jelly right now? You’re not alone).
Rachel Maddow Family
Rachel Maddow was born to Robert B. Maddow, a former captain in the US Air Force, and Elaine Gosse, a school program administrator. Maddow was raised in a super conservative, Catholic household alongside her older brother, David Maddow. She is of Irish, English, Dutch, and Jewish ancestry. Keep reading to learn more about Rachel’s family!
Rachel Maddow Brother
Rachel Maddow’s brother, David Maddow, is 4 years older than his sister and works at a bioscience company. David has always been supportive of his sister and the siblings remain close.
Rachel Maddow Partner
For those asking, “Is Rachel Maddow gay?” the answer is yes! The successful television host has been with longtime girlfriend, Susan Mikula, since 1999. Mikula is an American photographer and artist. Susan had hired Maddow to work on her yard back in 1999 and the pair became smitten with each other rather quickly. Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula’s first date was at “Ladies Day on the Range,” an event held by the National Rifle Association.
Rachel was outed as a lesbian while still in her freshman year at Stanford University. The college newspaper published an article that featured Maddow and revealed her sexual orientation before Rachel was even able to come out to her parents. After Maddow’s family discovered the truth, the host admits it caused a “temporary rift” between herself and her parents, but over time the family would mend, and Rachel’s parents are now supportive of their daughter and her lifestyle.
Rachel Maddow Young
As a teenager attending Castro Valley High School, Maddow explains that she was “a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl.” She was an avid athlete that dabbled in numerous sports, including volleyball, swimming, and basketball.
After badly injuring her shoulder during a game a Volleyball in her senior year, however, Rachel was forced to make a tough decision; either have surgery on the shoulder to continue playing sports and delay college at Stanford by a year or quit sports and continue her education. Though she enjoyed being an athlete, Maddow decided to stop participating in sports and avoid surgery. She would go on to successfully graduate from Stanford.