Gov. Sarah Palin's life at a glance
NAME: Sarah Heath Palin.
BIRTH DATE: Feb. 11, 1964.
LOCATION: Sandpoint, Idaho.
EXPERIENCE: Alaska governor since December 2006; unsuccessful run for Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2002; chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004; served two terms as Wasilla mayor and two terms on Wasilla city council.
EDUCATION: Graduated University of Idaho, 1987, journalism.
FAMILY: Husband, Todd; five children.
BUSINESS: Worked as sports reporter for two Anchorage television stations; owned with her husband a snowmobile, watercraft, all-terrain vehicle business from 1994-97. Husband is a North Slope oil field worker.