Dana Perino Biography
Dana Perino is an American journalist, political commentator, and former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush. She served as the twenty-fourth secretary from Sep. 14th, 2007 to Jan. 20th, 2009, and the second female White House Press Secretary after Dee Dee Myers.
Dana Perino Age
Dana Perino is 47 years old. She was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 9th May every year.
Dana Perino Height
Perino stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).
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 Parents
Perino a native of Wyoming is the daughter of Janice, and Leo Perino and was raised in Denver, Colorado.
Dana Perino Husband
Perino is happily married to Peter McMahon since 1998. She met her husband on an airplane on her way from Denver to Chicago in 1997. After a year of long-distance dating, Peter proposed to her outside Washington Cathedral, to which she later agreed in writing. McMahon is an English businessman who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire. The couple lives in Manhattan with their dog Jasper.
Dana Perino Husband’s Age
Peter is 67 years old as of 2021.
Dana Perino Children
Dana has no children despite having been married for over two decades. Her husband, on the other hand, has children from a previous marriage.
Dana Perino Net Worth
Perino has an estimated net worth of $4 million which she has earned through her career as a commentator and author.
Dana Perino Salary
Perino earns an estimated salary of $250 k annually. While Dana was at the white house, she earned used to earn a salary of $172k annually.
Dana Perino Education
Perino went to Ponderosa High School in Parker, Denver, and later enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish. She wanted to further her ambitions and later enrolled at the University of Illinois Springfield and graduated with a master’s degree in public affairs.
Dana Perino Commentator
Dana Perino’s career started while she was still in college. She has worked as a host for KTSC-TV and KCCY-FM radio from 2 to 6:00 a.m. She worked as a daily reporter for WCIA Tv covering the Illinois Capitol while she was a student at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). Following graduation, Perino was hired as a staff assistant for Congressman Scott Mcinnis in Washington, D.C. She then worked as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer for nearly four years, until his retirement in 1998. Dana landed a job as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice in 2001. She joined the White House staff as the Associate Director of Communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality after two years as a spokesperson (CEQ).
Dana Perino White House Press Secretary
Dana was the Deputy Press Secretary from 2005 to 2007 when she was appointed Acting White House Press Secretary to replace Tony Snow, who was undergoing colon cancer treatment. Later that year, in August, George W. Bush named Perino as his assistant and White House Press Secretary, effective September 14, 2007. Her tenure came to an end when Bush’s presidency ended in January 2009. She visited South Africa with her husband the day after George W. Bush left office in January 2009. They went fishing in Hoek, South Africa, to volunteer at Living Hope, a faith-based organization that manages several programs for people affected by all aspects of HIV and AIDS.
Dana Perino Fox News
Following her tenure at the White House, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in November 2009. In June 2010, the United States Senate confirmed her nomination. In May 2012, Perino appeared on the hit TV quiz show “Jeopardy” alongside NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and CNBC anchor David Faber. Perino went on to work as a political commentator for Fox News. In July 2011, she was named co-host of The Five, a talk show with a panel that discusses political issues and current events from around the world. In October 2017, she began hosting The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Fox News. Perino is the co-host of Fox’s podcast Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What.
The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino
Perino hosts an hour-long show called The Daily Briefing. The host of the show discusses major issues confronting people in Washington and America as a whole. On Fox News, Perino began hosting the show on October 2, 2017. Since its inception, the show has been popular due to its candor in discussing issues that affect Americans.
Dana Perino Books
- And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side published on April 21st, 2015.
- Let Me Tell You about Jasper… How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog published on Oct 25th, 2016
Dana Perino Dog
Perino is a dog lover who used to own a Vizsla named Henry. Henry died in 2012, leaving her and her husband in a state of bereavement and loneliness. After a while, she got another vizsla named Jasper. She has been a joy in her life, as all of her social media pages are filled with Jasper’s pictures.