The Rachel Maddow show first premiered on MSNBC in 2008. Since then, Maddow has become the face of the network. The unconventional liberal political commentator isn’t afraid to share her raw emotions and motivations with the world. She calls herself an unlikely news host, among other things.
From a young age, she loved to shoot guns and could be found in her bedroom shaking her head vigorously to punk rock music, especially to the band The Dead Kennedy’s. Yes, it’s accurate to say that Rachel Maddow’s path to success was much different than the typical prime time news anchor. She may have done things in her own quirky way, but she still went after what she wanted and continues to do so to this day.
Rachel Maddow’s story is one that needs to be heard. Do you know how many jobs Rachel Maddow held before her big break came? The answer will surprise you and perhaps instill within you some hope.
How She Met Her Partner
In 2010, Rachel Maddow shared with People Magazine the story of how she met her partner, Susan Mikula. She called the meeting “very Desperate Housewives.” They didn’t meet in the more typical way you meet your significant other like through mutual friends, at a bar, or online. Rather, she met her longtime partner by chance.
The year was 1999 and Haddow had just moved to Massachusetts. She hired artist Susan Mikula to do work in her yard. Maddow has shared that it was love at first sight for the couple. And 20 years later, they are still going strong. Keep reading to find out where Mikula took Maddow on their first date.