Former White House aide Dana Perino focused on political commentary. She was the 26th White House press secretary and second woman to hold the position. Now Dana appears on Fox News as a political pundit and co-host of the channel’s talk show titled The Five. As of 2022, Dana Perino has a net worth of $6 million.
Dana Marie Perino was born on May 9, 1972. She was born in Evanston, Wyoming, but grew up in Denver, Colorado. Perino grew up in a family of Italian descent.
Ponderosa High School was his alma mater in Parker, Denver. Perino earned a degree in mass communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She had minors in Spanish and political science. While in college, she was employed at KTSC-TV, the Rocky Mountain PBS branch.
She went on to study at the University of Illinois at Springfield and earned a master’s degree in public affairs reporting. She was also a regular reporter for WCIA, a CBS affiliate, documenting the Illinois Capitol throughout her time at ISU.
Political aide career
She worked as an assistant for Scott McInnis after he moved to Washington, D.C. After that, Dana was hired as press secretary to Rep. Dan Schaefer, a position she held for over four years.
In 1998 she traveled to England following Schaefer’s announcement that he would retire. Perino returned to Washington in 2001 and took a job as a Justice Department spokeswoman, where she remained for two years.
Under George Bush, she quickly rose to the post of assistant press attaché. She served as acting White House press secretary when Tony Snow was undergoing cancer therapy. Eventually, she became a full-time press secretary and assistant to the president from 2007 to 2009.
Perino worked as a political contributor for Fox News after the Bush administration was replaced. She is also a recurring co-host of The Five, a talk show.
In the new administration, President Barack Obama recommended him to serve on the Board of Broadcast Governors, an organization that oversees government-sponsored foreign broadcasting. The Senate approved this proposal.
Dana Perino, along with Chris Stirewalt, became the host of the podcast Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What. Fox News’ weekly limited series ran from 2016 to 2020.
Net Worth and Salary
It’s safe to say that Dana has built considerable wealth through her long career in the White House. She was also an executive at the largest general interest paperback publisher, Random House.
But now, as FoxNews journalist, experts believe that Perino has a salary that could go up to 12 million dollars. She also has an $8 million investment account made up of 12 stocks. In addition, she owns a total of five properties. This is why his net worth is valued at $6 million.
Dana married Peter McMahon in 1998, about a year after they met. by Perino dog Jasper, who was known as “America’s Dog”, sadly passed away in September 2021. Now she and Peter live in Nay Head, New Jersey with their new Vizsla named Percy.