Dana Perino Biography
Dana Perino 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.
Dana Perino 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 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”.
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 Age
She was born on May 9, 1972 in Evanston, Wyoming, United States. She is 46 years old as of 2018.
Dana Perino Height
Dana has a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57m) tall.
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
Dana Perino Husband – Dana Perino Married
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.
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Dana Perino Children
Dana has no children even after being married for more than two decades.
Dana Perino Salary
While Dana was at 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 Arrested
She does not have an arrest record.
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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.
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‘It’s Really Heartbreaking’: Dana Perino, Brit Hume Remember George H.W. Bush
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Dana Perino: Knowing George Bush and his family has been one of the greatest honors of my life
Updated: December 4, 2018
My first political memory was the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1981.
Around that time, my dad started a tradition that required me to read the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post every day before he got home from work. I had to choose two articles to discuss before dinner, and my dad would get me to think things through.
That experience would serve me well later on when I had to do the same as press secretary for President George W. Bush.
I loved political news coverage from an early age. I never dreamed that the person I learned about as a young girl would be someone I would one day be able to call a friend.
As a member of the White House staff, and even in the post-presidency, a lot of what I did was observe. I tried not to get in the way. I loved how the two Bush presidents interacted with each other – the way they’d gently rib each other, showing their affection through wit and a wink.
When I suggested a joint interview in January 2009, both presidents were hesitant – their first response was always “no” to media interviews – but I was able to convince them. There may never be another father and son who both serve the country as president.
Brit Hume of Fox News interviewed the two in the Cabinet Room of the White House and it was a very special moment. Afterward, father and son were posing for a photo, and I tried to get out of the way – but President Bush 41 grabbed my arm and held me there saying: “You need to be in this picture. We’re making history here!”
Yes, sir, we certainly were.
The Bushes included me and so many others as a way to express their thanks. Sharing the White House with others was key to what kept them grounded.
Knowing the Bushes has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I have a deep and abiding love for them. I am grateful for the opportunities they gave me professionally. But even more important were the life lessons I learned from them that have helped me live my life with more purpose, gratitude, joy and integrity than I otherwise may have done.
My sympathy is with the family that loved and revered President George H.W. Bush. They knew this day would come, yet still the loss will be deeply felt.
Rest in peace, Mr. President. Rest in peace.