Rachel Maddow has been absent from her show since February, but she’s returning this month after working on side projects.
The popular TV presenter and political commentator went on sabbatical to work with NBCUniversal on new projects.
As of right now, Maddow will be back on her show on April 11, but she did say there might be another hiatus in the future.
She says she’s working on a movie adaptation of her podcast “Bag Man,” Deadline reports.
It will be directed by Ben Stiller and Maddow will be an executive producer.
Sources close to the presenter have previously stated that she wanted to have time and space for her personal life and other projects.
In February 2022, Maddow said: “Like late-night hosts sometimes go on hiatus on their shows, I’m going to go on hiatus here for a little bit from this show, so I can work on some of those other projects.”
“Change is good. Change is absolutely terrifying, but in this case, it’s good. Now let’s never speak of this again.”
Despite the rumors, on August 24, 2021, Business Insider reported that Maddow would be staying at MSNBC after reaching an agreement on a new contract.
Maddow is the network’s most-watched personality. Ratings for The Rachel Maddow Show have dipped since guest hosts have had to fill in.
She is reportedly worth $25million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Reportedly, Maddow is one of the highest-paid news anchors on television, earning $7million annually as a news anchor at MSNBC, writes The Street.
The Castro Valley, California native is a news industry pioneer as the first-ever gay/lesbian host of a major network news show.
She scored her show after acting as a substitute host for various network news programs in 2008 and 2009 and has maintained consistent ratings since.
In August 2021, it was reported NBCUniversal will give Maddow $30million per year to keep her with the company through the 2024 election, writes the Daily Beast.