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Sarah Palin

Politician and media personality Sarah Palin was born on February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho and moved to Alaska when she was only three months old. She graduated from Wasilla High School, where she played basketball, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism at University of Idaho in 1987. She became a television sports reporter at a local NBC station, KTUU, in Anchorage. In 1984, Palin, under her maiden name Heath, competed in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant. She was first runner up and won Miss Congeniality. Palin became the first female and youngest governor of Alaska when she was sworn in to office on December 24, 2006. Although her term wasn’t due to end until 2010, she resigned in July 2009. She made history again as the first woman on the Republican ticket for president when Senator John McCain appointed her as his running mate for his 2008 campaign. Previously, she served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as Mayor of Wasilla. Palin was often parodied on “Saturday Night Live” by her celebrity doppelganger Tina Fey. In a famous skit, Fey impersonated Palin as saying, “I can see Russia from my house.” Her interview with Katie Couric in 2008 also went down in history as the VP candidate struggled to answer the journalist’s questions. After leaving politics behind, Palin returned to her broadcasting roots as a Fox News commentator from January 2010 until June 2015. She also landed a TLC show called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and Sportsman Channel show titled “Amazing America.” Her best selling book, “Going Rogue: Payback to McCain Campaign,” was published in 2009. Palin married husband Todd Palin in 1988 and they have five children together – Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig – and several grandchildren. Their youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

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