Dana Perino is an American political commentator and writer, who was the 26th White House Press Secretary. She served during President George W. Bush’s presidency. Perino held the position from 14 September 2007 to 20 January 2009. She was the second female to hold the post.
Dana Perino’s Career and Progressions
Dana is currently working as a co- host of the Fox News’ The Five and also serving as a political commentator for the channel.
Born as Dana Marie Perino on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, she grew up in Colorado and graduated from Ponderosa High School in Parker, Denver. She went to Colorado State University-Pueblo where she studied mass communications and political science. She received her masters from the University of Illinois Springfield.
While still at college, Dana worked at the Rocky Mountain PBS-affiliate station, KTSC-TV. Later, she became a staff assistant to Congressman Scott McInnis and served as Rep. Dan Schaefer’s press secretary for four years.
Dana became the Deputy Press Secretary in 2005 and two years later, she succeeded Tony Snow as the White House Press Secretary.
Dana Perino’s Personal Life
She has been married to Peter McMohan since 1998. The 44-year-old doesn’t have any children. However, she has two stepchildren and step-grandchildren from Peter’s previous marriage.