Dana Perino is an American political commentator, author, and former White House press secretary. She is the co-host of The Five and a co-anchor of America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel. She is also known for her best-selling books and advocacy for women’s empowerment. Here is everything you need to know about Dana Perino’s net worth, biography, wiki, height and age, career, and personal life.
Dana Perino Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dana Perino has a net worth of $6 million as of 2023. She earns income as a political commentator, host, news contributor, media strategist, and author. She also receives royalties from her books and endorsements from various brands and products. She has an annual salary of $800,000.
Biography and Wiki
Dana Perino was born Dana Marie Perino on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming. She grew up in a military family in Mayport, Florida, and San Diego, California. Her father was a naval officer, and her mother was a homemaker. She has a sister named Theresa. She has Italian ancestry from her paternal great-grandparents, who immigrated to the United States.
Dana Perino attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado, where she excelled in sports and academics. Stanford University offered her a joint baseball-football scholarship to play as a quarterback after John Elway, but she declined it. She graduated from Colorado State University Pueblo with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and minors in political science and Spanish. She was a member of the university’s forensics team and employed by KTSC-TV, the Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate on campus. She also worked the 2 to 6 a.m. shift at KCCY-FM.
Dana Perino obtained a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). She worked as a daily reporter for WCIA, a CBS affiliate, covering the Illinois Capitol while she was a student at UIS.
Dana Perino Height and Age
Dana Perino is 51 years old as of 2023. She was born on May 9, 1972. She is 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 m) tall and weighs about 55 kg (121 lbs). She has brown eyes and blond hair.
Dana Perino Career
Dana Perino started her career as a staff assistant for Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) in Washington, D.C. She then served as the press secretary for Rep. The chairman of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power was Dan Schaefer (R-CO). Perino and her husband, Peter McMahon, relocated to the United Kingdom after Schaefer declared his retirement in 1998.
In November 2001, Perino returned to Washington, D.C., and became a spokesperson for the Department of Justice. She served there for two years before joining the White House staff as the associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).
2005, Perino became the White House deputy press secretary under Scott McClellan and Tony Snow. In September 2007, she was appointed as the White House press secretary by President George W. Bush after Snow resigned due to health issues. She followed Dee Dee Myers, who held the position during the Clinton administration, as the second female White House press secretary. She held this position until January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office.
As the White House press secretary, Perino handled various issues such as the Iraq War, the financial crisis, the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, and the shoe-throwing incident. She also became the first Republican woman to be a White House Press Corps member.
After leaving the White House, Perino joined Fox News as a political commentator and analyst in 2009. She also became a co-host of The Five, a talk show that features five co-hosts discussing current stories, political issues, and pop culture. In October 2017, she started hosting The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Fox News, which focused on news stories from Washington, D.C. In early 2021, she left The Daily Briefing to co-anchor America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer, which covers breaking news stories nationwide and worldwide.
Dana Perino is also an author and a book publishing executive. She has written three books: And The Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side (2015), Let Me Tell You about Jasper: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog (2016), and Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman) (2021). She also worked as the editorial director of Crown Forum, a division of Random House, from 2009 to 2010.
Dana Perino is also an activist and a leader. She founded Minute Mentoring, a program that connects young women with successful mentors. She is also the co-chair of the ONE Campaign’s Women and Girls Advisory Board, which aims to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases. She is also the president of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees U.S. government-funded international broadcasting.
Dana Perino is married to Peter McMahon, a businessman who works in the international marketing and sales of medical products. They met on a flight to Chicago in 1996 and married in 1998. They have no children together, but McMahon has two children from his previous marriages. They live in Manhattan with their dog Jasper, a Hungarian Vizsla.
Dana Perino is a fan of the English soccer club Manchester United. She is also a devout Christian and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. She is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. Millions of followers admire her intelligence, charm, and humor. She often shares photos and videos of her personal and professional life, inspirational messages, and tips for living well.