This week's People magazine features a two-page article with photos (UPDATE: now online) on Rachel Maddow's home life.
Maddow, who splits her time between New York and Western Massachusetts with partner Susan Mikula, talks to the magazine about her relationship, her cooking skills, and why she and Mikula don't have a TV.
Maddow and Mikula, a 52-year-old artist, met when Mikula hired Maddow to work in her yard.
SEE A PHOTO OF MADDOW AND MIKULA HERE
"It was very 'Desperate Housewives,'" the MSNBC host joked. When they first met, neither of them could cook very well, and Maddow still can't (she "still can't cook an egg," the magazine says). But Mikula has "become an avid home chef," saying they don't exactly live in a "take-out town."
People says that Mikula "loves indulging in girlie accessories like purses" while Maddow claims to "look like a dude."
As for Maddow's famous lack of a television set in the house, Mikula says there is a practical reason for that.
"We realized that the two of us have the TV Disease," she told People. "Rachel can't have one because she'd watch it all the time!"
Maddow says that she loves having the Massachusetts refuge from her weekday life in New York.
"Having a place out of the city is a shortcut toward the mental reset I need," she said.
For more pick up the latest issue of People magazine.
Rachel Maddow is host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on msnbc. “The Rachel Maddow Show” features Maddow’s take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in cable news will cover.
Maddow is the author of “DRIFT: The Unmooring of American Military Power,”which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list in March 2012.
“The Rachel Maddow Show” was the most successful show launch in msnbc history, immediately boosting ratings in its time period when it debuted in September 2008. “The Rachel Maddow Show” was named one of the top shows of the decade by the Washington Post in 2009. Maddow was also named a “Breakout Star of 2008” by The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times named her to the “Best of Television 2008” and she was named one of the “Top Ten Political Newcomers of 2008” by Politico.com.
Maddow was honored by the Interfaith Alliance with the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award and received the 2012 John Steinbeck Award from the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose University. She has received two Gracie Allen Awards including Outstanding Host – News/Non-fiction in 2012. “The Rachel Maddow Show” has been nominated twice by the Television Critics Association for the “Outstanding Achievement in News and Information” category and the show took home a GLAAD award in 2010.
Maddow was named an msnbc political analyst in January of 2008. She first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. Prior to joining AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Maddow received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.
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