Dana Perino's net worth is estimated at approximately $5-6 million.
Dana Perino's net worth stats
|Net worth:||$5-6 million|
|Source of wealth:||TV presenter, book sales|
|Date of birth:||May 9, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Evanston, Wyoming|
Dana Perino was born on May 8, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming. She was raised in Denver, Colorado. Dana is the daughter of Janice and Leo Perino. She has a sister called Angie.
Perino attended Ponderosa High School in Parker (a suburb of Denver) and earned a mass communications degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo in the mid-1990s.
The University of Illinois at Springfield awarded her a master's degree in public affairs reporting.
On a journey from Britain to Denver in August 1997, she met Peter McMahon, marrying him in England 11 months later. The couple briefly lived in the UK before settling in Bay Head, New Jersey. She has two stepchildren from Peter's previous marriages, Barry and Kelly.
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How did Dana Perino build her net worth?
Dana Perino's estimated $5-6 million net worth has been built up as a political spokesperson, White House press secretary, author, political commentator, and co-host on Fox News.
Perino worked as Rep. Scott McInnis' office assistant after arriving in Washington, DC. As a result, she was hired to serve as Rep. Dan Schaefer's press secretary, a position she held for over four years.
In 1998, she and her husband, Peter McMahon, relocated to England. Two months after the September 11 attacks, in November 2001, they returned to Washington. She later went on to work as the Department of Justice's spokesperson beginning in 2001. Later, Perino served as the White House Council on Environmental Quality's associate director of communications.
Under George W. Bush, she attained the position of deputy press secretary. Perino filled in as White House press secretary in 2007 when Tony Snow underwent cancer treatment. From 2007 to 2008, she assumed full responsibility as press secretary.
A TV reporter, Munstadhar Al-Zaidi, threw both his shoes at President Bush during a Baghdad press conference in December 2008, and during the commotion, a microphone stand hit Perino and gave her a black eye.
Between September 2008 and January 2009, when Bush left office and Obama took over, Perino served as the president's White House press secretary and assistant.
Perino joined Fox News as a political commentator after departing the White House.
I talked to a couple of networks, but the opportunities seemed narrow. I'm glad that Fox was willing to consider me as a contributor, because the network already had Karl Rove and so they didn't really need another Bush Republican on the team. ~Dana Perino
In 2011, after Glenn Beck left Fox and freed up the 5 pm slot, Fox News selected Perino as one of the original co-hosts on their new roundtable chat show "The Five." She makes regular appearances on the show with a rotating crew that includes Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro, Geraldo Rivera, and Kat Timpf.
Later in the year, President Obama nominated her to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and in June 2010, the Senate approved her. Additionally, she began teaching political communication courses at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. She also worked for Random House's Crown Publishing Group as a book editorial director and publishing executive but resigned after a while.
In September 2016, she launched a podcast called "I'll Tell You What" with Chris Stirewalt, which aired weekly until Stirewalt's termination from Fox News following the 2020 election. "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" was a Fox News program that Perino presented in October 2017. Then, in early 2021, she quit, starting work as Bill Hemmer's co-anchor on "America's Newsroom."
Dana is an accomplished author who has published three books in addition to her successful careers in politics and the media. Her 2015 book, "And the Good News Is... Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side," was published in English and Spanish. In "I'll Tell You About Jasper Now," Dana tells stories about life and politics and how dogs can transcend rancor and partisanship.
Both "Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman)" and "How My Best Friend Became America's Dog" were published in 2016.
How has Dana Perino spent her wealth?
Dana Perino has a large apartment in New York City, but also owns a Jersey Shore beach house from where she presented during the Covid lockdown.
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How rich is Dana Perino?
Perino's estimated net worth is $5-6 million.
Was Dana Perino born rich?
No, Dana Perino was not born into a wealthy family. She grew up middle-class in Denver, Colorado.