After the official resignation of embattled ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, Kathy Hochul has been sworn in as New York’s 57th and first female governor.
Cuomo who announced his resignation two weeks ago, was caught in a web of sexual harassment allegations.
He was further nailed in an investigation report by State Attorney General, Letitia James, which claimed he sexually harassed at least 11 women who had worked with him.
Here are five things you probably didn't know about the new Governor.
1. Hochul was born in Buffalo, New York, according to her official biography, where she was raised by a blue-collar, Irish Catholic family.
2. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1980, and bagged her law degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1984.
3. She worked her way into party politics by serving as legal counsel and legislative assistant to U.S. Representative John LaFalce and U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan, for the New York State Assembly.
4. She was selected by Andrew Cuomo as his running mate in the 2014 New York governorship election, and was inaugurated as the Lieutenant Governor of New York in January 2015. They were both reelected in 2018.
5. Hochul is married to fellow lawyer William J. Hochul Jr, who served as United States attorney for the Western District of New York from 2010 to 2016.