Know About Dana Perino; Age, Husband, Fox News, Net Worth, Height

Published Date: 11 May, 2019 Updated date: 11 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Well, the age difference did not matter on the joyous married life of Dana Perino and her husband. The couple did not have any kids, instead are parents of an adorable dog so far.

American political commentator and author Dana Perino served as the twenty-fourth White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009. As of now, she hosts The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino, a weekday program on Fox News.

Dana Perino Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Dana Marie Perino was born on 9 May 1972 to parents Leo and Jan Perino. She was born in Evanston, Wyoming but, grew up with a brother and a sister Angie Perino in Denver, Colorado.

Standing at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters), she attended Ponderosa High School in Parker. Afterward, she went to the Colorado State University-Pueblo from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Similarly, Perino earned a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Her Career; Fox News

In the beginning, Dana worked for CBS-affiliated WCIA, covering the reports from the Illinois Capitol. Similarly, she took the responsibility as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 2001 to 2003. Later, she served as the White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009.

In 2010, she was appointed to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors by President Barack Obama. Perino served for three years after the confirmation by the United States Senate.


Dana Perino is a political commentator of Fox News, joining in 2009 (Picture: WIBC)

Dana joined the Fox News in 2009 as a contributor. Meanwhile, she is now a political commentator for Fox News and hosts talk show, The Five. From 2017, she began to appear as a host on weekday program, The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on the network.

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Salary & Net Worth

For the remarkable career in the journalism field, Dana has boasted the astonishing amount of net worth. As Fox News host, she earns an average salary of $74,000 per year.

As of now, she enjoys the estimated net worth of $6 million. Moreover, her husband Peter has undoubtedly amassed the splendid fortune from his business venture.

Married To English Businessman Husband

Well, it has been more than two decades of Dana’s married life with husband Peter McMahon. The pair exchanged the wedding vows 30 September 1998 and are inseparable since then. Dana, aged 47 first met her future husband Peter on in August 1997 while flying to Chicago. They dated a while and later decided to get married.


Dana Perino and her husband Peter McMahon has been together for more than 21 years (Picture: Dana’s Instagram)

Peter, aged 64 is the CEO of the retail store company, Shopko, based in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. Before Dana, he was twice married, but it ended with a divorce.

However, the couple does not have any children yet. Instead, they have a dog named Jasper. Well, she frequently uploads the picture of the beloved dog on her Instagram.

Some Interesting facts About Dana Perino

  • Dana was the first female press secretary in a Republican administration.
  • She possesses Italian-American ethnicity as her paternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants.
  • Her husband Peter was fined $25 for walking his dog Henry without a leash in 2007. Later, he spent a day in jail for not paying the money within the first 15 days from receiving the ticket.
  • She is the author of And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side (2015). In 2016, she released a book Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog.
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