Dana Perino Biography
Dana Marie Perino is an American political commentator and author. Perino has been working at Fox News as co-anchor on America’s Newsroom alongside Bill Hemmer since early 2021. She joined the station as a political commentator for Fox News, at the same time, co-hosting the station’s talk show ‘The Five’. she was a book publishing executive at Random House. Perino later started hosting The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Fox News On October 2, 2017.
Dana previously served as the 26th White House Press Secretary. She worked under the administration of President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009. She was the second female to serve as White House Press Secretary, the first being Dee Myers. Dee Dee served under the Clinton administration.
Dana Perino Age
Perino was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, U.S.A. She was born Dana Marie Perino.
Dana Perino Height
Perino stands at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Dana Perino Education
Perino attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, a suburb Southeast of Denver. She later enrolled at Colorado State University, where she attained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a dual minor in Political Science and Spanish. In Colorado, Dana was on the University’s forensic team and was hired at the university-based Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate at KTSC- T.V. She also took the 2 and 6 a.m. shift at KCCY – F.M.
Dana joined the University of Illinois Springfield to proceed with her master’s degree in Public Affairs reporting. She landed a position as a reporter during her time at U.I.S., where she worked for WCIA, covering the Illinois Capitol.
Dana Perino Nationality
Perino is of American nationality.
Dana Perino’s Husband Age
Perino is married to Peter McMahon. The couple met in 1997 on a flight. They got married in 1998.
Peter McMahon is a businessman and an executive management consultant, originally from England The Englishman has also made a name in the retail industry, having worked in some of the world’s largest retail firms. McMahon was born on June 6, 1954, in Blackpool, U.S.A. Peter was previously in two marriages before getting married to Dana.
Dana Perino Parents
Perino was born and brought up in Denver, Colorado, by her loving parents. Her grandparents on both sides were Italian immigrants. She has not mentioned more information regarding her parents.
Dana Perino Children
Perino and Peter do not have children. However, Peter has two children from his previous two marriages. He is yet to reveal the identity of the ex-wives and children.
Dana Perino Fox News
Dana Perino currently co-anchors FOX News Channel’s morning news program America’s Newsroom, airing weekdays 9–11 a.m./ET. She also serves as co-host of The Five, airing weekdays 5–6 p.m./ET, the best followed and watched show on cable news. She joined the network in 2009 as a contributor. Newsmakers and experts join Perino to discuss the latest morning headlines and stories driving the day on America’s Newsroom show. The Five entails Dana as part of a roundtable ensemble of FNC personalities who discuss, debate and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. She used to work served as anchor of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Perino has played a crucial role across the Channel’s top-rated election and political coverage. This is by serving on several panels to break down the latest developments in every major political cycle. Furthermore, Dana has offered political analysis following the presidential and vice presidential debates of the 2020 election and covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Perino hosted a one-hour Sunday special interviewing former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush from Dallas entitled “43 Portraits: George W. Bush”. Dana is also the C.E.O. of Dana Perino and Company. She founded Minute Mentoring, a women’s leadership program designed to nurture the coming generation of female leaders. She’s an active participant in global maternal health and child development. This is through the One Campaign and Mercy Ships, and offers assistance to American veterans diagnosed with PTSD via Companions for Heroes.
Dana Perino White House
Perino previously served as the White House press secretary for President George W. Bush. She was the first female press secretary in a Republican administration before moving to Fox News. She served the Bush administration for over seven years, serving at the Department of Justice and the Council on Environmental Policy. President Obama appointed her to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2010. Here, she served for three years after her confirmation by the Senate. She began her career as a reporter on Capitol Hill in a private practice public relations firm in Illinois and Colorado.
Dana Perino Dog
Dana had a famous dog titled Jasper. Jasper was popular to Fox News viewers, he wasn’t just Dana Perino’s Hungarian vizsla but “America’s dog.” Perino would frequently make the dog visit the Fox shows “The Five” and “America’s Newsroom”, and is the subject of Perino’s book “Let Me Tell You About Jasper.”
Jasper died on September 4 over Labor Day weekend in 2021 at age 9. People messaged tweets of condolences to Perino and Peter McMahon. Perino wrote about Jasper’s passing in an essay posted on Fox News and explained the cause of death. She explained the cause of his death was fast-spreading cancer and wrote on Instagram that she was holding him when she said goodbye. She marked his death on Twitter, asking viewers to toast to his memory.
Dana announced on the Fox News Channel that she and her husband Peter adopted another Vizsla named Percy after a few months.
Dana Perino’s Salary
Perino earns an estimated annual salary of USD 12 million.
Dana Perino’s Networth
Her net worth is approximately USD 6 million.
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