In addition to hosting "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Air America, Rachel is a political analyst for MSNBC.
She's been with Air America since its inception in Spring 2004 -- before AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts. There was also a stint with a jungle-themed company called Espresso [sic] Bongo, but she doesn't want to talk about it.
Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism, prison reform, and other lefty rabble rousing.
Rachel is 35 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.