Dana Perino is an American political commentator, host, news contributor, media strategist, and author. Dana Perino is the former White House Press Secretary and is the former anchor of “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” and a co-host of “The Five” on Fox News Channel.
Table of Biography
Dana Perino was born Dana Marie Perino. She came to this world on May 9, 1972. She hails from Evanston, Wyoming, USA. However, she grew up in Denver, Colorado. Presently, she is 49 years old and her birth sign is Taurus. Her parents are Leo Perino (father) and Janice “Jan” (mother). She has two siblings, a brother and a younger sister named Angie Mahock.
She attended Ponderosa High School in Parker. Later, she graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish. Further, she went on to obtain a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the ‘University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).’
Dana served as the 26th White House Press Secretary, from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009, serving under President George W. Bush. However, she was the second female White House Press Secretary. Currently, she is a political commentator for Fox News, while also serving as a co-host of the network’s talk show ‘The Five’.
And, she is a book publishing executive at Random House. Therefore, her first book, “And the Good News Is…” was published by Twelve and was released on April 21, 2015. Moreover, on October 2, 2017, she started hosting ‘The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino’ on Fox News. Similarly, in early 2021, she left The Daily Briefing to co-anchor America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer.
She appears as part of the election and political coverage teams on the Fox News Channel. And, with Chris Stirewalt, she also has a weekly political podcast, “I’ll Tell You What,”.
More about her career
Dana united the Bush Administration following the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001 as a spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Justice. Moreover, 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-related organization that leads several programs for people affected by all aspects of HIV and AIDS.
On her return, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Dana was confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2010. Similarly, in May 2012, Dana appeared alongside NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and CNBC anchor David Faber on the hit TV quiz show, “Jeopardy”.
After college, she had her first experience in Washington, working for Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO). Later, she also served as the press secretary for Congressman Dan Schaefer (R-CO). And, she also spent time working at a public relations firm in San Diego. She also worked as a country music disc jockey from 2 to 6 AM on Saturdays and Sundays while in school in Pueblo, Colorado.
In the year 2010, she began teaching a class in political communications part-time at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. And, in March 2011, the ‘Crown Publishing Group,’ announced that Dana had joined its books imprint Crown Forum as Editorial Director. But, she has since left this position.
Perino claimed that climate scientists had fabricated temperature data in 2015 and that climate science was “fraud science.” Further, Politifact rated her claim as “pants on fire.”
Dana met her future husband, Peter McMahon, in August 1997. They tied the knot in 1998. She has been a resident of Bay Head, New Jersey. There is no more information about her husband and personal life. She surely is living a happy and prosperous life. She is a dog lover and owns a pet dog named Jasper.
Dana is a beautiful and pretty girl. She is quite short measuring a height of 5 feet 1 inch. And, she has a decent weight of 55 kilos. Similarly, she has a fine, slim, and lean body figure. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 34-36-35 inches respectively. Additionally, her shoe size is 6 (US). She has a pretty set of blue eyes and her hair is of blonde color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Her Twitter account has earned over 1.9 million followers. She has gained over 546K followers on her ‘@danaperino’ Instagram account. And, her Facebook page has earned over 1.4 million followers.
Dana definitely earns a good amount of money throughout her professional career. However, her primary source of income could be her career in the political world. Therefore, Dana’s estimated net worth is $6 million as of 2021.