Dana Perino Biography
Dana Perino is an American author, political commentator, and journalist working at FOX News. She joined the network in 2009 as a contributor.
Dana Perino Date of Birth / Birthday
Perino was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, U.S. She is therefore 49 years old as of 2021.
Dana Perino Measurements/Height
Perino stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Dana Perino Partner/ Husband
Perino has been happily married to Peter McMahon since1998. The couple met for the very first time on her way to Chicago from Denver back in 1997. Peter proposed to her outside Washington Cathedral after dating for almost a year. McMahon is the President and CEO of the American retail store, ‘Shopko.’ renowned for his expertise in merchandising, Information Technology, human resource management, loss prevention departments, and many other fields. He is also the former CEO of the largest Canadian food retailer ‘Loblaw Companies Limited.
Dana Perino Kids/Children
Perino has no children after being married for more than 20 years. However, her husband has children from his previous marriage. McMahon is also a grandfather through one of his children. In 2012, Dana was seen introducing McMahon’s grandchildren Sebastian and Rachel in an event.
Dana Perino Relatives/ Family
Perino was born to her mother Janice, and father Leo Perino in Wyoming and raised in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, two of her paternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. Her mother did marketing for private nursing home and her father had a convenience store in Denver. Perino was raised alongside his two siblings; sister Angie Perino who is a senior trainer for Centura Health in Denver and brother whose name is still not known by the public.
Dana Perino Education
Perino is a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo with a degree in Mass Communications, Perino went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Dana Perino FOX News
Perino co-anchors FOX News Channel’s (FNC) morning news program America’s Newsroom (weekdays 9-11 AM/ET) and serves as co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6 PM/ET). In addition to her roles, she is also the host of Dana Perino’s Book Club on FOX Nation, FNC’s online subscription-based streaming service. During The Five, she is part of a roundtable ensemble of FNC personalities who discuss, debate, and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies, and issues of the day. Previously she served as the anchor of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Perino has also played a prominent role across FNC’s top-rated election and political coverage throughout her tenure at the network. Serving on several panels to break down the latest developments in every major political cycle. Perino recently anchored live coverage as rioters mobbed the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Prior to that, she contributed to FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage which garnered the highest ratings for election night in cable news history with 14.1 million total viewers. She also presented a political analysis following the presidential and vice-presidential debates of the 2020 election as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Perino also hosted a one-hour Sunday special interviewing former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush from Dallas entitled, “43 Portraits: George W. Bush”. The interview marked the 43rd president’s first cable news interview of his book tour for Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants and featured in-depth interviews with immigrants showcased in his paintings.
Dana Perino Profession
Perino is also a public speaker on political trends and is also the president of Dana Perino and Company. She is also the founder of a women’s leadership program designed to foster the next generation of female leaders by the name of ”Minute Mentoring.” Additionally, she is active in global maternal health and child development through the One Campaign and Mercy Ships and helps American veterans suffering from PTSD through Companions for Heroes.
Perino served as the White House press secretary for President George W. Bush prior to joining FNC. Additionally, she was the first female press secretary in a Republican administration. She spent about seven years in the Bush administration working at the Justice Department and the Council on Environmental Policy. Later on, she was appointed to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2010 by President Obama, where she served for three years following her confirmation by the United States Senate. She previously, worked on Capitol Hill, in a private practice public relations firm, and as a reporter in Illinois and Colorado.
Dana Perino Income
Perino receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Dana Perino Net Worth
Through Perino’s career as an author/political commentator/contributor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Dana Perino Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Perino is active on his social media accounts. He has about 1,600,000 followers on his Facebook Page, about 2,173,715 followers on his Twitter account, and around 639,265 followers on his Instagram account.