Dana Perino Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Salary, Parents, Height

Dana Perino

Facts About Dana Perino

Celebrated Name Dana Perino
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Dana Perino
Birth Name Dana Marie Perino
Birth Date 1972-05-09
Gender Female
Profession Political Commentator
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Evanston, Wyoming
Nationality American
Father Leo Perino
Mother Janice Perino
Ethnicity Mixed
Sisters Angie Perino
High School Ponderosa High School
University Colorado State University–Pueblo, University of Illinois Springfield (UIS)
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Husband Peter McMahon
Net Worth $6 Million
Source of Wealth Political Commenting Career
Salary Around $1 Million
Height 5 feet 2 inches
Weight 48 KG
Body Measurement 34-23-34 inches
Dress Size 25 US
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim
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Dana Perino is an American political commentator and author. She served as the 26th White House Press Secretary, under President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009. Her political party is the republican party. After she left the White House, she started her profession as a political commentator for Fox News, and then she also serves as a co-host of the network's talk show The Five. She was a book publishing executive at Random House. In early 2021, Perino left The Daily Briefing to co-anchor America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. 

What is Dana Perino Famous For?

  • Being a political commentator and author from the USA. 
  • Beng the 24th White House Press Secretary who served under President George W. Bush from September 2007 to January 2009. 

Where is Dana Perino From?

Dana Perino took birth with the full name of Dana Marie Perino on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, the USA, to Leo and Janice Perino. She spent her early childhood in Denver, Colorado. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. Two of her paternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. Angie Perino is her sister. She studied at Ponderosa High School. Later, she enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo from where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in mass communications as well as minors in both political science and Spanish. Then, she went on to pursue a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). During her time at UIS, she also worked for WCIA, a CBS affiliate, as a daily reporter covering the Illinois Capitol. Her present age is 50 as of 2022. 


Dana Perino Career Timeline

  • Before serving nearly four years as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO), she worked in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) as a staff assistant. 
  • She secured a position as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, at which she served for two years.
  • Then, she joined the White House staff as the Associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). 
  • Dana was hired by White House chief of staff Andy Card two months after the September 11 attacks. 
  • Also, she served as Deputy Press Secretary from 2005 to 2007.
  • From March 27 through April 30, 2007, she was the Acting White House Press Secretary while Tony Snow underwent treatment for colon cancer. 
  • Later, on 31st August 2007, President George W. Bush announced that Snow would be resigning his post for health reasons and that Perino would become his replacement. 
  • After that, she served as Assistant to the President and as White House Press Secretary from September 14, 2007, until the end of the Bush administration in January 2009.
  • Leaving the White House, she then began her career as a political commentator on Fox News. 
  • She is a regular co-host on the talk show, The Five.
  • In the year 2010, she started teaching a class in political communications part-time at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.
  • In May 2012, Perino appeared on Jeopardy! during its "Power Players" week, facing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and CNBC's David Faber. 
  • Beginning September 18, 2016, her podcast "Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What", co-hosted with Chris Stirewalt, premiered as a weekly limited series on the Fox News Channel. 
  • As an author, she published three books; And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America's Dog and Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman).
  • On 2nd October 2017, she began hosting "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" on Fox News. 
  • In early 2021, she left The Daily Briefing to co-anchor America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. 

Who is Dana Perino's Husband?

Dana Perino is a married woman. She tied a knot with her handsome husband, Peter McMahon in 1998. She met Peter in August 1997. Professionally, Peter is a businessman. Her sexual orientation is straight. The lovely pair are enjoying their present life a lot. 

Dana Perino and her husband, Peter

She is also known for her dog Jasper, a Vizsla. Jasper died on September 4, 2021. A few months later, Dana announced on the Fox News Channel that she and her husband Peter adopted another Vizsla named Percy. 


What is Dana Perino's Net Worth?

Dana Perino is a successful woman in her profession. She has accumulated a net worth of $6 Million as of 2022. Her main source of wealth comes from her political commentator career and from her book career. Her annual salary is around $1 Million at present. She is living a standard lifestyle from her earnings and she is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Dana Perino?

Dana Perino is a beautiful woman with a slim body type. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and her weight is 48 Kg. Her body measurements are 34-23-34 inches. Her bra size is 32B, waist is 23 inches, and hip is 34 inches. Her shoe size is 5.5 (US) and she wears a dress size of 25 (US). Her hair color is blonde and her eye color blue. She has got a healthy body at present. 

Did You Know?

  • Perino has been a resident of Bay Head, New Jersey.
  • She was the second female White House Press Secretary, after Dee Dee Myers, who served during the Clinton Administration.
  • Dana Marie Perino is her birth name.
  • She met her future husband, Peter McMahon on a flight to Denver, Colorado.
  • She taught political communications part-time at George Washington University.
  • She is a Dierks Bentley fan.