JOURNALIST Rachel Maddow reached a new deal to stay with MSNBC, as she will take up a new role in the future.
Maddow has been on the channel’s most high-profile on-air personality for more than a decade.
Is Rachel Maddow leaving MSNBC?
On August 12, sources told The Daily Beast that Maddow would allegedly be leaving MSNBC soon.
According to the site, six sources close to the situation confirmed that Maddow is seriously considering leaving the network.
Maddow’s contract ends in 2022, and reportedly the star plans to transfer her brand elsewhere or begin her own media company.
Insiders revealed to The Daily Beast that Maddow has previously entertained other offers, but more so in summer 2021.
The site speculated her future plans, writing, “Instead [of moving to a competitive network], she has been intrigued by opportunities in the streaming and podcasting space, which would allow her more freedom, time for her personal life and for other projects.”
Maddow reportedly left her longtime agents Napoli Management Group to join powerful talent agency Endeavor and its CEO Ari Emanuel and president Mark Shapiro, who is apparently helping her negotiate her contract with MSNBC.
“Nothing has been decided. We are deep into it with NBCUniversal and Rachel has an excellent relationship with them,” Shapiro told The Daily Beast.
“We don’t comment on employee matters,” MSNBC spokesperson Lorie Acio wrote by email.
Maddow dropped hints regarding professional burnout during a 2019 interview with the New York Times.
“I’m realizing now—10, 11 years into this—that it’s fine to work long days,” she told the Times.
“But it’s not good for you to work incessant long days, five days a week, 50 weeks a year for 10 years.”
Sources report that the NBC team is doing all they can to keep her on board.
Despite the reports, on August 24, Business Insider reported that Maddow would be staying at MSNBC after reaching an agreement on a new contract.
Maddow has signed a new multi-year deal with MSNBC’s parent NBCUniversal.
Shapiro told Business Insider that Maddow “is staying home where she belongs with a much broader deal at NBCUniversal and couldn’t be happier.”
The agreement means that she will continue to host The Rachel Maddow Show weeknights at 9pm for the time being.
But that’s not the long-term plan, as the five-day-a-week show will come to an end sometime next year as Maddow shifts gears to more of a weekly format, CNN reported citing two sources with knowledge of the deal.
When did Rachel Maddow join NBC?
Maddow originally found success in radio and served as a substitute host for several networks before landing her own program.
The Rachel Maddow show began in 2008, replacing Verdict with Dan Abrams for the network’s 9pm slot.
Following its debut, the program became the highest-rated show on MSNBC on several occasions.
This also made Maddow the first openly gay or lesbian host of a primetime news network in the United States.
She also serves as the network’s special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams.
What is Rachel Maddow’s net worth?
Maddow is reportedly worth $25million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Reportedly, Maddow is one of the highest-paid news anchors on television, earning $7 million annually as a news anchor at MSNBC, writes The Street.
Who is Rachel Maddow’s partner Susan Mikula?
Susan Mikula is an American artist and photographer.
The couple met in 1999 while Rachel was working on her doctoral dissertation.
Mikula hired Maddow to work on her yard and they went on to date before they became partners.
Their first date was at the Ladies Day on the Range event hosted by the National Rifle Association.
They split their time between their pre-Civil War farmhouse in Western Massachusetts and an apartment in Manhattan’s West Village.
The couple is not married.