After grieving the death of his adult son Beau and announcing that he would not run for President of the United States in 2016, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will be interviewed by Norah O’Donnell on 60 Minutes. The Second Lady of the United States is easy to identify in photos – she is a physically fit, fashionable 64-year-old blond – but not many Americans know the details of her career. Jill Biden is thought to be the first Second Lady to hold a paying job while her husband is VP.
Jill Biden has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, where she met her second husband Joe Biden in 1975. They married two years later at the Chapel at the United Nations. Jill Biden went on to earn master’s degrees both from West Chester University (Education) and Villanova University (English). Jill Biden also earned a doctoral degree (Education) from the University of Delaware in 2007 when she was 55 years old. She started her education career teaching high school English. She then pursued a career as a reading specialist and teaching history to emotionally disturbed students. The Bidens interview with O’Donnell will air on 60 Minutes on October 25 at 7pm on CBS.