Kathy Hochul becomes New York's first female governor

Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo.

Who is Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York's next governor?

Kathy Hochul — a former congresswoman, county clerk, town councilmember, and Capitol Hill staffer — has been New York's lieutenant governor since 2015. She will replace Andrew Cuomo when he resigns in two weeks.