Guess Which Liberal TV News Host This Is

This is a high school picture of a perilously liberal television news host:

Can you guess who it is? (answer follows, h/t TVNewser):

Tough to believe that's Rachel Maddow: 

The "before" picture apparently comes from her high school yearbook.

For those interested, Maddow grew up in Castro Valley, California, which is a town a few miles away from Oakland across the Bay from San Francisco.

Exit question: would Maddow's program be more popular if she was still a blond, or would her liberal views still interfere with her success? 

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