Dana Perino is an American political commentator and also the author of a well-known book. Her popularity increased when she became Press Secretary of the White House under President George W. Bush. Currently she is in contract with Fox News Channel and is hosting The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Dana Perino was born on May 9, 1972 in Evanston, Wyoming. She was brought up in Colorado in the Denver area. Her high school was Ponderosa High School in Parker and graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 1993. Her degree was bachelors in mass communications. Her minors were Spanish and political science. Perino went for a Master’s degree from University of Illinois Springfield. During her time at University of Illinois Springfield, she was a reporter covering Illinois Capitol.
Perino worked in Washington D.C as a staff assistant then she and her husband moved to Great Britain. Later she returned to Washington D.C. and became a spokesperson for Department of Justice. She served that post for two years. Later she was hired as a Deputy Press Secretary to White House from 2005 to 2007. It was the same year 2007 that she became the Acting White House Press Secretary after the serving person Tony Snow had to undergo a treatment.
Few months later, Bush announced that the current press secretary may not continue due to health reasons and so has to resign from the post. Then Perino was decided to be the next Press Secretary. She served at that prestigious position from 2007 to the end of Bush administration, which was 2009. In 2008, when a journalist threw a boot over President Bush in a Baghdad press conference, Perino’s eyes got injured by a microphone stand during the hustle following the incident. In 2010, she started teaching part time in George Washington University. She taught political communications.
After that, she became a commentator to Fox News Channel and also a permanent co-host of The Five. President Obama nominated her to give her services to Broadcasting Board of Governors. In 2016, Perino started a Podcast ‘Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What’. It is a limited series aired on Fox News Channel and is aired weekly late night on Wednesday.
She has written two books so far. Her first book “And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side” was a big hit. According to New York Times, the book is no1 best seller. She wrote her second book on her dog Jasper. The title of the book is ‘Let me tell you about Jasper: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog’. It’s like a feel-good story.
Net worth of Dana Perino
When she was serving at White House, her annual salary was $172,000. At Fox News, her annual salary is $250,000 USD. Her net worth is estimated to be $ 4 million USD. Perino was married in 1989 to a UK born businessman who deals with international marketing and sales related to medical products.