Dana Perino is a known face among regular Fox News viewers. She dissects the political scene with incisive analysis and remarks as a Fox News anchor.
She is the go-to anchor in the network – whether that be the POTUS’ foreign visit or the effects of war on the Korean Peninsula in the global scene, she is always there for the analysis.
Apart from commentating on political matters for Fox News, she also is a co-host of Fox’s talk show The Five and the daily show The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Besides that, she has served in several bureaucratic positions, the most notable as White House Press Secretary for George Bush.
Those traits have made Perino one of the most famous political commentators and earned her millions of net worth, making her one of the wealthiest women on TV.
Get along as we discuss her career and how it has helped her amass a huge net worth.
Dana Perino Began Her Career as Journalist
The renowned anchor Perino had an interest in politics from an early age, and her education reflected that choice.
After graduating in mass communications with a minor in political science, she continued her education. She followed up on her interest and post-graduated in foreign affairs. Her media career had already begun when she was in college as a reporter and correspondent for various local channels.
She moved into bureaucracy and served as assistant to congressman Scott McInnis. Meanwhile, she also worked as the press secretary for Dan Schaefer for four years until 1998.
After a brief move to the UK, she was back in the US and worked as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice for two years.
She slowly climbed up the ladder in the white house bureaucracy scene, and by 2005 she was the deputy press secretary for the president.
Two years later, in September 2007, she was promoted to the post of Press Secretary for the White House, a position she held till the end of Bush Administration tenure in January 2009.
Returned to Journalism after White House Stint
After leaving the White House, she moved to Fox News as a political commentator. At Fox News, she quickly upgraded as an anchor, and over the years, she has hosted several programs, including The Five and The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino.
Her time with Fox has seen her climb one step to another. Initially joining as a political commentator, she has been one of the five panelists on The Five since its inception in 2011.
Who is Dana Perino’s Husband ?
Born on May 9, 1972, as Dana Marie Perino to parents of Italian origin, she had a romantic affair with UK-born businessman Peter McMahon.
After dating for about a year, the couple tied the knots in late 1998.
fter her marriage with McMahon, Perino moved to the UK for about three years but returned to the US after being invited by the Department Of Justice.
After working for DoJ, she has taken the helm of the most prominent bureaucratic positions of the states with massive responsibilities and even better salaries.
Dana Perino Salary and Net worth
Anchor Dana Perino has held some prominent positions during her time as a journalist. She worked with the Bush administration for eight years, and during her time as the Press Secretary, she commanded a salary of $172,200 per annum.
In addition to that, she also worked with Bush’s incumbent Barrack Obama, where she enjoyed a handsome annual salary.
Furthermore, she is also the best-selling author and has written books such as ‘Everything Will Be Okay,’ ‘And the Good News Is,’ and ‘Let Me Tell You about Jasper,’ and the proceeds of which have added to her net worth.
And for her works with Fox News, she is paid a handsome salary, too. All these earnings have made Perino one of the highest-earning female news reporters working today.
As per sources, she boasts a whopping net worth of $6 million as of 2021.