MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow, with an estimated net worth of approximately 12.5 million dollars, is no stranger to controversy. Her net worth wasn't earned just by being nice – but her pleasant and affable onscreen persona certainly hasn't hurt her, which makes her an unusual figure in the world of 24-hour news. Maddow's career in broadcasting began in radio, when she entered a contest held by WRNX in Massachusetts to find a new on-air host. She won, and was hired as a co-host for their morning drive show. From there, Maddow moved to another station in Massachusetts before leaving to take part in Air America, the left-wing radio network that was on the air between 2004 and 2010. She began as one of three hosts of Unfiltered, along with rap star Chuck D and Daily Show creator Liz Winstead.
After the cancellation of that show, The Rachel Maddow Show was introduced to Air America listeners – it was a daily 2-hour show featuring news, commentary, and interviews with writers and politicians. She first began the transition to TV in 2005, when she became a regular panelist on Tucker, Tucker Carlson's MSNBC news show. She was a fixture on many different TV news shows, such as Countdown and The NBC Nightly News. Eventually, she began filling in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown, which led to her getting her own show on MSNBC which continues to this day.
Rachel Maddow On Her Comedic Influences
Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, and author of Drift, discusses her MSNBC show, and her goal to be mindful of a Republican audience.
Clip from March 8, 2011, The Rachel Maddow Show where Rachel highlights the scary ...