Dana Perino Biography
Dana Perino is born Dana Marie Perino is an American political commentator and author. She was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, to Janice and Leo Perino. She grew up in Colorado in the Denver area.
She is currently a political commentator for Fox News, while also serving as a co-host of the network’s talk show The Five, and is a book publishing executive at Random House. On October 2, 2017, she began hosting The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Fox News.
Dana is a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish. She also has a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield. After college, Dana had her first experience in Washington, working for Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO). She later served as the press secretary for Congressman Dan Schaefer (R-CO). Dana also spent time working at a public relations firm in San Diego.
One of her most unique jobs was as a country music disc jockey from 2 to 6 AM on Saturdays and Sundays while in school in Pueblo, Colorado. The number one country song in America at that time was “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus.
She is a co-host of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel. In 2014, “The Five” was the third most-watched program on all of the cable news. She also appears as part of the political and election coverage teams on the Fox News Channel. Prior to this, Dana served for seven years in the administration of President George W. Bush and became the first Republican woman to be named as the White House Press Secretary. Dana joined the Bush Administration following the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001 as a spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Justice.
In January 2009, one day after President Bush left office, Dana and her husband traveled to Africa to volunteer at Living Hope, in Fish Hoek, South Africa, a faith-based organization that leads several programs for people affected by all aspects of HIV and AIDS.
Upon her return, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. She was confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2010. In May 2012, Dana appeared alongside NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and CNBC anchor David Faber on the hit TV quiz show, “Jeopardy”.
She was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, United States. She is 46 years old as of 2018.
Dana Perino Husband
Dana Perino and Peter McMahon met in 1996 and married in 1998. Dana Perino Husband Peter McMahon is a businessman involved in the international marketing and sales of medical products. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The two met on an airplane back in 1997, moved to England and married him within one year. They live in Manhattan with “America’s Dog”, Jasper.
Dana Perino Children
Dana has no children even after being married for more than two decades.
Dana Perino Arrested
She does not have an arrest record.
Dana Perino Press Secretary
She served as the 26th White House Press Secretary, serving under President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009. She was the second female White House Press Secretary, after Dee Dee Myers, who served during the Clinton Administration.
Dana Perino Book
Dana has written three books. Her first book, “And the Good News Is…” was published by Twelve and was released on April 21, 2015. The second book “Let Me Tell You about Jasper ….” was published on Oct 1, 2016. The third book “Let Me Tell You about Jasper – How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog” was published on Apr 3, 2018.
Dana Perino Religion
She has not spoken about her faith. The information on what she believes in is still under review, it will be updated as soon as we get to know.
Dana Perino Salary
While Dana was at the white house, her salary was $172 thousand dollars annually and currently in Fox News, she earns a salary of over $250 thousand dollars annually with including all fees.
Dana Perino Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $4 Million.
Dana Perino Measurements
- Height: 5’2″ (157 cm)
- Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg)
- Measurements: 34-23-34 inches (86-58-86 cm)
- Bra Size: 32B
- Dress Size: 8
- Shoe Size: 7