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OccupationPolitical pundit
EthnicityWhite
ReligionChristianity
Place of birthUnited States

Dana Perino is an American political commentator and author who is well-known as the second female White House Press Secretary after Dee Dee Myers.

 

Dana got married to Peter McMahon, a businessman involved in international marketing and sales of medical products. The couple first met each other on a flight to Denver in 1996.

Dana Perino Early Life and Education

Dana Perino was born on 9th May 1972 in Evanston, Wyoming to parents Jan and Leo Perino. Her birth name is Dana Marie Perino and she spent her childhood in Denver, Colorado. Her two great-grandparents were Italian immigrants.

Her mother belongs to Lutheran. Dana studied at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado. She then attended Colorado State University-Pueblo and graduated with bachelor’s degree in mass communication and minors in Spanish and political science in 1993.

She was also on forensics team when she was studying at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She also studied at the University of Illinois Springfield to obtain master’s degree in public affairs reporting.

Dana Perino Early Commentator Career

Dana worked as host of Capitol Journal at KTSC_TV. She also worked at KCCY-FM from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. shift while she was still in college. She worked as a daily reporter at WCIA which is a CBS affiliate and covered Illinois Capitol while she was studying at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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She then worked as a staff assistant in Washington, D.C. for Rep. Scott McInnis of Colorado before working as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer for about four years. In 1998 Rep. Schaefer announced his retirement, she with her husband moved to Britain. Later they again moved to the United States and lived in San Diego, California for three years.

She worked in the field of high tech public affairs during that time. She later moved to Washington, D.C. in November 2001. She there got the position as a spokesperson for Department of Justice for about two years. She also worked as the associate director of communications for White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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She while working there provided strategic advice on message development, public outreach, and media relations. She also worked as Deputy Press Secretary as she was hired by Scott McClellan. She while working there communicated many times a day with President Bush’s director of communications, his director of media affairs and also press secretary.

Dana Perino White House Career

She also worked as coordinator of all agencies on natural resources issues, energy, and environment. While Tony Snow underwent treatment for colon cancer she acted as the White House Press Secretary from 27th March to 30th April 2007. She also got the position of Snow as he resigned because of health issues which were announced by Bush on 31st August 2007.

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From 14th September 2007, she was promoted as Assistant to the President and served as White House Press Secretary until end of Bush Administration. She also appeared on the radio quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as the week’s celebrity guest in 2007.

She accidentally confessed that she once panicked during White House press briefing. A TV journalist named Muntadar al-Zeidi threw two shoes at Bush on 14th December 2008, during Baghdad press conference. Bush dodged both shoes but she got hurt in her eye. After White House, she worked on Fox News as a political commentator.

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She also regularly co-hosts The Five which is a talk show. She also started taking a class at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political management in political communications.

She while working there communicated many times a day with President Bush’s director of communications, his director of media affairs and also press secretary. She also worked as coordinator of all agencies on natural resources issues, energy, and environment.

While Tony Snow underwent treatment for colon cancer she acted as the White House Press Secretary from March 27th April to 30th April 2007.

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She also got the position of Snow as he resigned because of health issues which were announced by Bush on 31st August 2007. From 14th September 2007, she was promoted as Assistant to the President and served as White House Press Secretary until end of Bush Administration.

She also appeared on the radio quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as the week’s celebrity guest in 2007. After White House, she worked on Fox News as a political commentator. She also regularly co-hosts The Five which is a talk show. She also started taking a class at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political management in political communications.

Dana Perino Married, Dating, Affairs, Husband, Children

On 30th September 1998, Dana got married to Peter McMahon. He is a businessman involved in international marketing and sales of medical products. The couple first met each other on a flight to Denver in 1996.

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They date for about 13 months and later got married. It was McMahon’s third marriage while Dana’s first. McMahon had children’s from his previous marriage. She loves dogs. She also has a pet dog named Jasper

Dana Perino Height, Weight, Age, Body Figure, & Facts

She once accidentally confessed that she once panicked during White House press briefing. A TV journalist named Muntadar al-Zeidi threw two shoes at Bush on 14th December 2008, during Baghdad press conference. Bush dodged both shoes but she got hurt in her eye. 

Dana’s official Twitter account name is @DanaPerino with 562k followers and her official Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/danaperino. She also has her own official site at danaperino.com. She is now 42 years old.

She stands 5 feet and 2 inches tall. She has a perfect figure of 34-23-34 as she is also seen showing her hot body in two piece bikini. She was once rumored of doing her facelift but the news was not confirmed.

Updated On Fri Sep 28 2018 Published On Tue Jan 27 2015 By Biplov Barakoti

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