Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, first lady of West Virginia, worked in the field of broadcast journalism early in her career. After earning her master's degree from Marshall University, she worked for an anti-poverty program, P.R.I.D.E. Inc., in Logan County. Currently, she serves as president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
The first lady and her husband, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, were married in 1979, and have one son, Brent.