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Dana Perino Net Worth

Dana Perino Net Worth
Net Worth$6,000,000
Full NameDana Marie Perino
Date of Birth/AgeMay 9, 1972 (age 47)
Source of wealthPolitical Commentator, Author
Country of originU.S
State/City of originEvanston, Wyoming
Last Updated2019

What is Dana Perino’s Net Worth?

Dana Perino’s net worth is $6 million.

How Did Dana Perino Make Her Money?

She is a political analyst and news anchor on Fox News. Before getting the job at Fox, she was press secretary to President George W. Bush. She served in the White House from 2007 to 2009.

Perino was only the second woman to serve as a White House press secretary. The first was Dee Dee Myers, who worked for President Bill Clinton.

In 2009, Fox hired her as a contributor and political analyst. In 2011, she was chosen to co-host the show Five, which features five people who discuss cultural and social issues of the day. In 2014, she became the anchor of Fox News Channel’s Daily Briefing.

Perino still appears on both shows. In addition, she has a monthly show on Fox Nation called Dana Perino’s Book Club.

She is a familiar figure to viewers of Fox, who have come to enjoy her political insights and lively personality. She has 692,000 followers on Twitter and more than 132,000 Instagram followers.


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Dana Perino Early Life

Perino once said that she was “more country than corn cakes.” Her grandparents owned a ranch in Wyoming, and her parents were competitive two-step dancers.

When she was in college in Colorado, Perino worked as a DJ at the college country music station. She frequently plays snippets from country songs on her TV show segments as a tribute to her country upbringing.

In a 2019 special edition of her show Five, the segment was filmed in Nashville and included an interview with a country singer. Perino took the opportunity to show pictures of herself as a little girl on her family’s ranch.


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She also said that her upbringing taught her to value qualities like hard work, self-reliance, and honesty.

Perino attended high school in Parker, a suburb of Denver. She attended Colorado State University at Pueblo and graduated with a degree in mass communications with minors in political science and Spanish. She went on to get a master’s degree in communications at the University of Illinois.


During her years in school, Perino worked at the campus TV and radio stations. She got a job covering politics for her local CBS affiliate in Springfield, Illinois.

Perino met her husband Dan McMahon in 1996. They met on an airplane while flying from Washington, D.C., to Denver. They married in 1998. McMahon had two children from a previous marriage, but they do not have any children together.


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Dana Perino Career

After working in local radio and television, Perino decided to move to Washington, D.C., to pursue a career in politics.

During his career, Dana Perino net worth reached $ 6,000,000 by 2019.

First Jobs in Washington

She accepted a job as a staff assistant for Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) and later as a speechwriter for Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO).

In 1998, Perino and her husband moved to the U.K. for his work. When they returned in 2001, she got a job as a press representative at the Department of Justice.

In 2005, Perino joined the White House staff as the associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). During her tenure, the CEQ was criticized by Democratic lawmakers for placing the White House’s favored positions over scientific policy.


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Becoming the Press Secretary

Perino was then hired as the deputy communications director for the White House. About a year after she was hired, press secretary Tony Snow had to take a leave from his position to get treatment for colon cancer.

During his leave, Perino filled in as the acting press secretary. When Snow announced that he was resigning for health reasons, Perino stepped into the position. She served in the Bush administration for the rest of Bush’s term.

Shoe Incident

In a famous 2008 incident, Perino and Bush were holding a press conference in Baghdad when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at the president.

Bush ducked, but Perino was hit by the microphone that the shoes knocked over. She recovered quickly, but the press and her colleagues teased her about it for a long time.


Perino has written two books, And the Good News Is and Let Me Tell You About Jasper, a book about her pet dog Jasper. She frequently brings Jasper up on her Fox shows.

Plastic Surgery Rumors

Many viewers have speculated that Perino has had plastic surgery since becoming a Fox anchor. They have compared her looks before and after to speculate that she’s had veneers or crowns, a nose job and a facelift. Perino has denied having any cosmetic procedures done.

Other Activities

In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This is a bipartisan government committee that provides oversight to overseas news agencies such as Voice of America and Radio/TV Marti.


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Favorite Quotes From Dana Perino

“I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me for saying this, but it is true. Many people die from cold-related deaths every winter, and there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals.”

Dana Perino Success Tips

Perino has frequently said that there are two key ingredients to success. She said you have to be willing to do jobs that other people won’t do because they’re boring and unglamorous, and you have to work hard to really know your material.

Her job with the Justice Department is a good example of a job that many people would find unglamorous or unexciting. In her case, it opened the doors to a great opportunity.

Dana Perino’s Best Advice

  1. “If you have a crippling fear of public speaking, recognize that that is perfectly normal. And know that the only way to get over those nerves is to fully understand the material, the policy and the points that you are trying to explain. And then practice a little bit.”
  2. “For six years, I got up at four o’clock in the morning, I worked all day, every day, and even on Saturdays and Sundays. I always wanted to be the most well-read person in the briefing room and that means you have to put in the work.” 
  3. “Choosing to be loved is not a career-limiting decision. Having a committed relationship, to me, has made a big difference in being able to actually accomplish big things. If I hadn’t had Peter’s support, I don’t think I could have done all of this. Now maybe I would have, I don’t know, but certainly my life is a lot more joyous. Work is important, but it’s not everything.”
  4. “Take any job, get started and stop with the video games and pot.”