Rachel Maddow hosts the The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio weekdays from 6pm to 8pm (EST). Her background is in commercial radio (WRSI, WRNX) and political activism. Prior to launching The Rachel Maddow Show, she co-hosted Air America's Unfiltered with Chuck D and Lizz Winstead. She is also a regular contributor to CNN and MSNBC.
Perhaps more importantly, Maddow knows how to make a Pegu Club Cocktail, enjoys appearing on right-wing TV shows as the smiling-but-obstinate liberal, loves her parents, and thinks AMTRAK hot dogs are a national treasure. She has a doctorate in politics from Oxford University and a degree in public policy from Stanford. She was the first openly gay American to win a Rhodes Scholarship.
Maddow lives in Western Massachusetts and New York City with her partner, artist Susan Mikula, and their outstanding dog.