News Anchor/Political Commentator, 41
Rachel Maddow's climb up the cable news food chain has recently kicked into overdrive. Already reigning queen of MSNBC--The Rachel Maddow Show is the network's most watched program--Maddow has been rising in the ratings with the all-important 25-40 demographic and gaining ground on Fox's bottle blonde du jour, Megyn Kelly. Maddow's show got a huge boost from her coverage of the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal, a story her colleague Steve Kornacki played a role in breaking.
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