Dana Perino, an American political analyst and novelist, has been happily married to her entrepreneur spouse Peter McMahon since 1998.

Perino’s Husband: Who Is He?

McMahon is a Blackpool native who works in the medical goods sales industry. He is currently the President of GreenSleeve Surgical, a New York-based company. From September 2007 to January 2009, he was the White House press secretary for President George W. Bush.

The 66-year-old Englishman was a graduate of Pueblo’s University of Southern Colorado.

Quick Facts

  • Date of BirthMay 09, 1972
  • Age50 Years, 0 Months
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceEvanston, Wyoming, United States
  • Birth NameDana Marie Perino
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • Relationship StatusMarried
  • Husband/SpousePeter McMahon
  • Wedding Date30 September 1998
  • Net Worth$6 million
  • Ethnicity/RaceMixed
  • FatherLeo Perino
  • MotherJan Perino
  • Sister/sAngie Perino
  • Brother/sOne
  • High SchoolPonderosa High School
  • CollegeUniversity of Illinois Springfield
  • Height/ How Tall?5′ 2″
  • Hair ColorBlonde
  • Eye ColorBlue
  • Official Sitehttp://danaperino.com/
  • Career(2001-Present)
  • ReligionChristianity
  • Siblings2

At First Sight Love

Perino boarded an aircraft from Denver to Chicago in August 1997. She was seated next to business mogul McMahon, whom she had never met before. Perino was immediately taken with his charming appearance and British accent and considered starting a relationship with him. She even looked to see if he was wearing an engagement ring, which he wasn’t.

“Oh, he’s cute, and he’s not wearing a wedding ring, and he has a British accent,” Perino told Yahoo in November 2018 about her first impression of her spouse.

The strangers were immediate friends at first sight, and they ended up conversing the entire way to Chicago. They exchanged emails and phone numbers at the end of the journey, and they stayed in touch regularly after that.

McMahon proposed to Perino eleven months after their initial encounter. The Fox News anchor, on the other hand, took nearly two months to accept the offer. Dana wrote me a letter in which she expressed her love for me, how much she appreciated her stay in the United Kingdom, and how much she cherished being with me. ‘Yes, I will marry you,’ she finally declared at the end.

On September 30, 1998, the pair finally married.

To Date, They’ve Been Happily Together

In August 2020, the pair celebrated 23 years since their first meeting. Perino shared a cute picture with her husband, McMahon, on Instagram at the time.

She captioned, “Met on an airplane 23 years ago today.”

On June 12, 2017, the pair had previously celebrated McMahon’s 63rd birthday. The birthday celebration was more than just about her husband’s birthday; it was also about their relationship. Dana summed up the party thus way:

A large cake was decorated with images of the two countries, two dogs, a jet, and a sidecar. Another time was on August 17, 2016, when the anchor shared a photo with her husband to commemorate their 19th wedding anniversary.

She wrote in the caption, ” “On this day 19 years ago, Peter McMahon and I met on an airplane. It IS possible, my fellow adventurers!” The pair is thoroughly enjoying their married life. They still have a long way to go after more than two decades.

As children, Perino and McMahon have a dog Despite the fact that they do not have children, the couple does not regret their decision to not have children. They may be unable to have children because they are too preoccupied with their own area of employment. They’ve adopted a puppy named Jasper, whom they treat as if it were a child.

Dana Perino’s Net Worth

Dana Perino is one of the wealthiest Fox News women, with a huge salary and net worth. Jasper is not only the couple’s dog, but also their companion.

They not only play together with their pet, but Jasper also keeps McMahon company when he relaxes after a long day and watches his wife’s show The Five. Perino is clearly having the time of her life; after all, what more do you need than a loving husband and a puppy eagerly awaiting your arrival on the television screen?

McMahon does, however, have two children from a previous marriage.

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Perino is a mass communication graduate

Perino was born in Evanston, Wyoming, on May 9, 1972, to parents Janice and Leo Perino. Her family and early life are a mystery to most of us due to the lack of information.

Ponderosa High School in Parker was her alma mater. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Colorado State University in 1993. Her master’s degree was earned at the University of Illinois in Springfield.

Her Professional Path

Perino began her employment at KTSC-TV as a member of the University’s forensic team. She then worked as a staff assistant for Congressman Scott Mclnnis in Washington, D.C. She then worked as Dan Schaefer’s press secretary for nearly four years.

Perino was appointed as a two-year spokesperson for the Department of Justice in November 2001. She then joined the White House staff as the associate director of communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), where she provided strategic guidance on message formulation, media relations, and public engagement.

From 2005 to 2007, the Fox anchor also worked as a Deputy Press Secretary. In 2007, she served as Acting White House Press Secretary for a month. She was elevated to Assistant to the President in September 2007 and continued as White House Press Secretary until the Bush Administration ended in January 2009.

President Barack Obama nominated her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in November 2009. She began lecturing on political communication at George Washington University in 2010.

Dana’s podcast Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What debuted as a weekly limited series on the Fox news channel in September 2016.

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