Before They Were Stars
Hot Gallery: Check Out These Famous Commentators Before They Were Talkin’ Politics
As the 2012 election heats up and the political gaffes keep coming (on both sides), pundits are shifting into overdrive, commentating their ways through a long campaign season of glory and defeat. Take a look at a few of the country's most prominent professional talkers to see what they were like before TV stardom, and after they became seasoned members of the media establishment. By Anna Dimond
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Rachel Maddow High School Yearbook Photo, 1990
Future MSNBC wunderkind Rachel Maddow’s intellect was first nurtured in the classrooms of Castro Valley High School, in Castro Valley, CA, where she was a senior in 1990. … And a blonde.