Dana Perino

Dana Perino is an American political pundit and author who served as President George W. Bush's 26th White House Press Secretary from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009. After Dee Dee Myers, who served during the Clinton Administration, she became the second female White House Press Secretary. She is presently a Fox News political pundit, a co-host of the network's discussion show The Five, and a Random House book publishing executive.

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Background and Age

Dana Perino was born in 1972. She was born to Leo and Jan Perino and went to Ponderosa High School in Colorado. She majored in mass communications at Colorado State University. She has also studied Spanish and Political Science at the University.

Two of her grandparents were immigrants from Italy. Ponderosa High School was her alma mater in Parker, a Denver suburb to the southeast. Perino holds a bachelor's degree in politics and a minor in Spanish communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo; she graduated from Springfield University of Illinois with a Master of Public Administration degree (UIS). She also worked as a daily reporter for WCIA, a CBS station, covering the Illinois Capitol at UIS. Perino had worked at many essential jobs as a student at Colorado State University. She was a member of the forensics team. She also joined the KTSC-TV and KCCY-FM stations.

Marriage, Husband, and Wife

Dana got married to Peter McMahon in the year 1997. She met him while traveling in Denver. After this meeting, Peter enjoyed the status of being her boyfriend. Their love for each other grew as time passed, and their romantic affair lasted for eleven months, after which they become a married couple. McMahon made his income from the marketing business. He is into sales tactics as well as the marketing of different medical products. Both of them are very comfortable with each other and had denied the possibility of divorce.

Dana worked for Rep. Dan Schaefer for four years. Dana moved to Britain with her husband, Peter McMahon, when Schaefer announced his retirement in 1998.

Career and Net Worth

Dana Perino was an associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and she worked as the First Republican Woman at White House Press Secretary. She got experience under the presidency of George W. Bush and worked there for over seven years. After leaving the White House, Dana Perino was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. In 2010, she also started teaching part-time at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. In March 2011, a division of Random House, Inc., the Crown Publishing Group, announced that Dana Perino joined their books imprint Crown Forum as the Editorial Director, but she quickly left the position. She became a media star when she started to co-host on the Fox talk show, The Five. It is a news program that conversationally covers daily events. Dana has written many books, including "Let Me Tell You about Jasper." Dana is a pet-loving person and also owns a dog. She calls him by the name Jasper. The book is about her dogs are the glue of keeping families strong. The book includes many funny photos and stories about dogs. Dana has her website where she posts articles and blog posts to keep her readers aware of current prevailing situations in society.


Dana contributed her time to the Mercy Ships charity organization that helps poor people by giving them medical care. Mercy Ships are enormous ships that go to affected areas and provide care, nursing, and treatment in the ship. She also works for Companions for Heroes, which offers healing and support for millions of military veterans.

Personal Life

In August 1997, Perino met her future husband, Peter McMahon, an Englishman. They tied the knot in 1998. Perino went on Jeopardy! in May 2012 as part of the show's "Power Players" week, competing against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and CNBC's David Faber.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 09-05-1972
Nationality: American
Profession: Political commentator
Husband: Peter McMahon
Marital Status: Married
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $4 Million
Height: 1.57 m
Children: N/A
T.V. Show(s): The Five
Marriage Date: 1998
Birth Sign: Taurus
Birth Place: Evanston, WY
Alma Mater: Colorado State University–Pueblo
Birth Date: 9 May, 1972
Age: 47 yrs
Occupations: Politician
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Evanston
Gender: Female
Description: Former White House Press Secretary
Twitter Id: DanaPerino
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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