Political commentator and television host Rachel Maddow started her career in the media in Western Massachusetts. After winning a contest by WRNX radio station to find a new radio personality she co-hosted the The Dave Morning Show. She then worked on Big Breakfast, another radio show by the station WRSI, in Northampton. She did more work on radio, moved to television and the rest is history.

Rachel lives in New York and Northampton and  she buys her comic books at Modern Myths, her favorite comic book store. Last May she delivered the commencement address for the Smith College class of 2010. You can watch her speech here.

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