Rachel Maddow to Take Weeks-Long Hiatus from Hosting Her Nightly MSNBC Talk Show: 'Change Is Good'

Rachel Maddow is taking some time away from hosting her nightly series on MSNBC.

On Monday, Maddow, 48, announced on The Rachel Maddow Show that she would be taking a few weeks off of work while she focuses on some outside projects.

Among her upcoming projects, the famed anchor is set to serve as an executive producer on a Ben Stiller-directed film based on her book and podcast, Bag Man.

She is also gearing up to launch a new podcast.

Maddow confirmed that she'll remain on her show through this Thursday and then will be taking a few weeks off.

The anchor said she plans to return to the show in April, and will still appear in the network's special event coverage, including for the upcoming State of the Union address on March 1.