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Rachel Maddow MSNBC Contract Extended

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RACHEL MADDOW

Rachel Maddow's contract with MSNBC has been extended by several years, The Huffington Post has confirmed. The deal will be announced by MSNBC at the Television Critics' Association session in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.

Maddow is MSNBC's highest-rated anchor, and the network was surely clamoring to keep her. Recently, Keith Olbermann has made noises about trying to poach Maddow away from MSNBC and bring her with him to Current TV. The new deal prevents any such move from happening. A source told TVNewser that the deal may extend into 2014.

It also comes as MSNBC has moved aggressively to nail down many of its contributors and hosts. Just on Monday, the network announced that Chris Hayes, Maddow's frequent guest host, is getting his own show.