Dana Perino Biography

Dana Perino is a hardworking American Political Commentator and Author who has worked at various White House departments. She has worked on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, White House Press Secretary, and White House Deputy Press Secretary. Her work was with President George Walker Bush.

Early Life

Dana was born on 9th May 1972 in Evanston, Wyoming, United States of America. The names of her parents are Leo Perino and Jan Perino. She also has a sister named Angie Perino. Her parental grandparents were Italian immigrants. Dana went to Ponderosa High School in the southeast of Denver. Later for her further and higher studies, she went to Colorado State University-Pueblo. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and minors in Political Science and Spanish language. For her master’s she went to the University of Illinois Springfield where she received a degree in Public affairs reporting.

Dana Perino Career

Dana began her career by working as an intern in many fields. Some of her work was as a daily reporter where she covers the news relating to Illinois Capitol. Later for four years, she worked for Congressman Scott McInnis as a staff assistant and also as press secretary for Dan Schaefer who chaired the House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. After Schaefer’s retirement, she moved to Great Britain in 1998. In 2001 she returned to Washington DC and started working as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice. She later joined White House Staff as Associate director of communication for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Two months after 9/11 she was hired by White house chief Andy Card.

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Froom 2005 to 2007 she served as Deputy Press Secretary and in March 2007 she was the Acting White House Press Secretary. Due to the health reasons of Tony Snow, she became his replacement and served as Assistant to President George Walker Bush. After leaving White House she became a political commentator on Fox News and also co-host many shows. Dana is a very busy personality as she has to handle many projects like her book release which has been recently released. She also co-hosts various talk shows and podcasts and will work on the same in the future. She also raises her concern over current affairs and shares her opinion about the same on her social media. The specific details about her upcoming project have not been shared with the media yet.


On 14th December 2018, she appeared at the Baghdad Press conference with George. A journalist named Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw a shoe at Bush but he was able to duck himself while she got an eye injury by microphone stand during the incident. In 2015 she also claimed that scientists have fabricated temperature data and that climate science was fraud science. Politifact rated her claim as pants on fire. The accuracy of the data has not yet been in the limelight. She likes to keep her profile clean and professional. So for that, she reacts to every controversy and also makes sure to focus on her future. She also keeps her personal life private and away from media.

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Dana Perino Biography

Real Name Dana Marie Perino
Birth Date 9 May 1972
Age 48 Years
Birth Place Evanston, Wyoming, United States
Nationality American
Profession Political Commentator, Author
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 2” – in Centimetres – 157 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 48 kg  –  in Pounds –  105 lbs
Body Measurements 34-24-34
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 24
Hips Size 34
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Leo Perino
Mother Janice “Jan” Perino
Sister Angie Perino
Brother None


School Ponderosa High School
College Colorado State University Pueblo

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband? Peter McMahon
Children None

Personal Life

She is married to Peter McMahon who is a British businessman in August 1997. Next year the couple tied the knot together in a private ceremony. The couples keep their relationship lowkey and away from the limelight.

Dana Perino Net Worth

Dana has earned a lot while working at the White house. As lately she has been more interested in co-hosting podcasts and talk shows. She also works as a teacher and has also written a book named Everything will be Okay: Life Lesson for Young Women and many more. According to sources, her net worth is estimated at around $6million. The other sources of income can be from sponsors and by attending events.

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  • She grew up in Denver, Colorado, United States of America.
  • Dana was a part of the University’s forensics team and worked at KTSC-TV.
  • She has tried out as a barrel racer while growing up in Wyoming.
  • She is a regular co-host on a talk show named The Five.
  • In 2010 she started teaching Political Communication part-time at George Washington University.
  • Her mother worked as a market researcher for a private nursing home while her father owned a convenience store.

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