Rachel Maddow’s Life Away From The News Desk Is As Unconventional As Her Show

Since The Rachel Maddow show premiered on MSNBC in 2008, Rachel Maddow has been the face of the network. Beloved by newsies, Maddow isn’t afraid to be honest with her audience about her emotions and motivations. Trusted as a master storyteller, the first openly gay primetime news host has always been unconventional. From an early age, she hit the gun range. In her teens, she loved punk rock, especially the band The Dead Kennedy’s. The story of Rachel Maddow off the air is one that needs to be known. How many jobs do you think she had before her big break? The number will surprise you.

She Met Her Partner In A Very Desperate Housewives Way

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In 2010, Rachel Maddow told People that when she met her partner of nearly 20 years, “it was very Desperate Housewives.” They weren’t set-up on a date, and they didn’t meet at a bar or online. Maddow had just moved to Massachusetts at the time and was hired by Susan Mikula to do yard work.

Maddow has never been shy about her feelings and said it was “love at first sight” when she and her partner Mikula met in 1999. They’re still going strong today. Next, find out where Mikula took Maddow for their first date.