19 Facts About Dana Perino


Dana Marie Perino was born on May 9,1972 and is an American political commentator and author who served as the 26th White House Press Secretary, under President George W Bush from September 14,2007, to January 20,2009.


Dana Perino was the second female White House Press Secretary, after Dee Dee Myers, who served during the Clinton administration.


In early 2021, Dana Perino left The Daily Briefing to co-anchor America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer.


In May of 2023, Dana Perino was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from CSU Pueblo, her alma mater.


Dana Perino attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, a suburb southeast of Denver.


Dana Perino graduated from Colorado State University Pueblo with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish.


Dana Perino was on the university's forensics team and worked at KTSC-TV, the campus-based Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate.


Dana Perino worked at KCCY-FM on the 2 to 6 am shift.


Dana Perino went on to obtain a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield.


Dana Perino next worked in Washington, DC for Congressman Scott McInnis as a staff assistant before serving nearly four years as the press secretary for Rep.


In November 2001, Dana Perino returned to Washington, DC, and secured a position as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, at which she served for two years.


Dana Perino then joined the White House staff as the associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she provided strategic advice on message development, media relations and public outreach.


Dana Perino served as Deputy Press Secretary from 2005 to 2007.


Dana Perino served as Assistant to the President and as White House Press Secretary from September 14,2007, until the end of the Bush administration in January 2009.


Bush successfully dodged both, but Dana Perino's eye was injured by a microphone stand during the commotion surrounding al-Zaidi's arrest.


Since leaving the White House, Dana Perino became a political commentator on Fox News.


Dana Perino is a regular co-host on the talk show, The Five.


Dana Perino met her future husband, English-born Peter McMahon, in August 1997.


Dana Perino has been a resident of Bay Head, New Jersey.