|Born:||August 7, 1975 (age 44)|
|Career:||Lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, 2011-present|
|Education:||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin's 44th lieutenant governor, assumed office in January 2011. Formerly a small business owner and news reporter, Kleefisch's first political campaign was when she ran with Scott Walker, Wisconsin's current governor.
Born in Michigan on August 7, 1975, Kleefisch was raised in northwestern Ohio. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism, and was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society.
In 1997, Kleefisch reported for then-CBS affiliate, WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois. In 1999, she moved to Wisconsin to work for the Milkwaukee ABC affiliate, WISN-TV, and was promoted to the morning anchor in 2002. After the birth of her first daughter, Kleefisch retired from television news to start her own media and marketing company, Rebecca Kleefisch Enterprises, Inc., to work on rebranding, public relations, media strategy and writing for her clients.