Famous MSNBC hosts include Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Brian Williams. In addition, Keith Olbermann is a famous MSNBC host that also spent time as a personality on ESPN.
Rachael Maddow hosts MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." She is also a best-selling author. Her show on MSNBC launched in September 2008.
Maddow's honors include the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award and the 2012 John Steinbeck Award. Maddow is a Rhodes scholar, and she holds a political science doctorate from Oxford University. She earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and worked at local news affiliates prior to joining MSNBC.
Chris Matthews grew interested in politics at the age of 5 while growing up in Philadelphia. Matthews began work for a doctorate degree at the University of North Carolina but left the program to join the Peace Corps. While with the Peace Corps, Matthews worked in Swaziland. Matthews also wrote speeches for U.S. President Jimmy Carter. A political column followed, and the column led to Matthews' television appearances.
Brian Williams leads breaking news coverage on MSNBC. Williams returned to MSNBC after demotion from "NBC Nightly News" after accusations that Williams exaggerated news reports. Williams admitted to incorrect reporting and NBC executive Andrew Lack reassigned Williams to MSNBC after Williams served a suspension from the NBC network.
Keith Olbermann began Cornell College at the age of 16. His show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," appeared on MSNBC for eight years. Olbermann had a romantic relationship with television reporter Katy Tur. In addition, Olbermann had a public feud with Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly.