Dana Perino Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth

Dana Perino is a well-known American political commentator, speaker, host, and author. Her full name is Dana Marie Perino. She is currently working for FOX News Channel (FNC). Dana is the co-anchor of the morning news program “America’s Newsroom”, telecast on weekdays from 9-11 AM/ET. She also serves as co-host of The Five, a weekly telecast from 5-6 PM/ET.

Dana Perino Net Worth

Dana Perino is a successful news personality, author, host, speaker, and political commentator on Fox News Channel. She is also a Former WH Press Secretary to George W. Bush. Dana currently earns her income from her working with Fox Network.

Besides her media career, she earned her income from selling books she has published. She has an expensive car and a big house surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere. Dana Perino has a net worth of $5 million in 2024.

Net Worth: $5 Million
Real Name: Dana Perino
Birth Date: May 9, 1972
Age (as of 2024): 52 Years
Birth Place: Evanston, Wyoming, USA
Height: 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Husband: Peter McMahon

Early Life

Dana Perino was born on 9th May 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, USA, making her 52 years old as of 2024. Her mother is Jan Perino, and her father is Leo Perino. She has a lovely relationship with her 48-year-old married sister, Angie Perino Machock.

Talking about her education, She attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, a suburb southeast of Denver. She graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and minors in political science and Spanish. She received a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).


Dana started her career while attending Colorado State University. At that time, she was active on the debate team and worked at KTSC-TV, the campus-based Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate. Dana also worked the 2 to 6 a.m. shift at KCCY-FM.

Additionally, she hosted Capitol Journal, a weekly summary of Colorado politics, and produced Standoff, a weekly public affairs program. While attending the University of Illinois Springfield, Dana worked for WCIA, a CBS affiliate, as a daily reporter covering the Illinois Capitol. She then moved to Washington, D.C.

There, she worked for four years as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer. Additionally, she worked for Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) as a staff assistant. In November 2001, Dana served as a spokesperson for two years in the Department of Justice.

Rise to Fame

Dana achieved career success when she joined the White House staff as the associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). There, she provided strategic advice and handled media relations and public outreach. After that, she served as Deputy Press Secretary from 27th March 2005 to 30th April 2007.

Dana also served as Assistant to the President and as White House Press Secretary from 14th September 2007 until the end of the Bush administration in January 2009. She was the first female press secretary in a Republican administration, and there she worked at the Justice Department and the Council on Environmental Policy.

Dana started a new career path as a News personality. She served as a political commentator on Fox News. Dana joined the Fox network in 2009 as a contributor. She is a regular co-host on “The Five” from 2018 to 2022. Additionally, Dana Perino has played a prominent role for FNC’s, including

  • She provides political and election coverage.
  • She provided political analysis and debates of the 2020 election and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
  • She was the host/anchor of the talk show “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino” from 2017 to 2021.
  • In September 2023, she co-moderated the second Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The debate averaged 9.3 million viewers and outpaced 60% of debates in the 2016 and 2020 cycle.

Dana gained more popularity when she started a new podcast, “Perino on Politics”, on Fox News Radio. She also covers the 2024 Presidential Election at Fox News Channel Studios in New York City. Additionally, she is known for her appearance on the talk show Gutfeld!

As an author, Dana Perino has published a total of three books, including –

  • “And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side,” published: 21st April 2015.
  • “Let me tell you about Jasper..: how my best friend became America’s dog,” published: 25 October 2016.
  • “Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman),” published: 9 March 2021.

Personal Life

Dana Perino is a happily married woman. She tied the wedding knot with British man Peter McMahon in 1998. Her husband, Peter, is a businessman involved in the marketing and selling the medical products. Dana had a dog, Jasper, who died on 4th September  2021. In November 2021, she adopted another Vizsla dog named Percy. Dana lives happily with family members in Bay Head, New Jersey.

Social Media

Dana Perino is a popular social media personality. She is active on various social media platforms and has huge fan followers. Dana has verified her Facebook and has 1.6M followers on her verified Facebook page. She has verified her Instagram account with the username @danaperino. Dana has 703K followers on her verified Instagram page. She has verified her Twitter account with the username @DanaPerino. Dana has 2.3M followers on her verified Twitter account. She has 6,506 followers on her LinkedIn account.

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