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Liberal political journalist Rachel Maddow is known for hosting the MSNBC TV show The Rachel Maddow Show, as well as an Air America radio show of the same name.
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Maddow herself has also been honored numerous times for her excellence in journalism; the Washington Post named her "Breakout Star of 2008." In 2010 she won a Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for her documentary The Assassination of Dr. Tiller. The documentary also earned her a 2011 Gracie Award.
Maddow came out about her homosexuality when she was a 17-year-old freshman at Stanford. She met her partner, artist Susan Mikula, when Maddow was working odd jobs in Massachusetts while finishing her dissertation. In 1999 the pair moved into an old farmhouse in rural Massachusetts. In recent years, Maddow has divided her time between her homes in New York and in Massachusetts, where she has continued to reside with her girlfriend Susan and the couple's Labrador retriever.
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