The ‘Love At First Flight’ Story of Dana Perino and her husband Peter Mcmahon is well-known.

Anchor for Fox News Dana Perino and her husband Peter Mcmahon had an unexpected encounter. Learn about their marriage, Mcmahon’s job, and Perino’s background.

Anchor for Fox News Dana Perino and her husband Peter Mcmahon had an unexpected encounter. Learn about their marriage, Mcmahon’s job, and Perino’s background.

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth May 09, 1972
  • Age 49 Years, 7 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Evanston, Wyoming, United States
  • Birth Name Dana Marie Perino
  • Profession Politician
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Husband/Spouse Peter McMahon
  • Wedding Date 30 September 1998
  • Net Worth $6 million
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father Leo Perino
  • Mother Jan Perino
  • Sister/s Angie Perino
  • Brother/s One
  • High School Ponderosa High School
  • College University of Illinois Springfield
  • Height/ How Tall? 5′ 2″
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Official Site http://danaperino.com/
  • Career (2001-Present)
  • Religion Christianity
  • Siblings 2

American political pundit and author Dana Perino has been savoring a happy married life with her entrepreneur husband Peter McMahon since 1998.

Who is Perino’s Husband?

McMahon, a Blackpool native, is a businessman associated to the sales of medical supplies. He is currently acting as the President at GreenSleeve Surgical based in New York.

He had previously worked as White House press secretary for President George W. Bush from September 2007 to January 2009.

The 66-year-old English guy had studied at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo.

Love at First Sight

It was August 1997, when Perino boarded a trip from Denver to Chicago. Next to her seat was business billionaire McMahon, whom she met for the first time.

Impressed with his cute looks and British accent, Perino immediately thought about starting a relationship with him. She even investigated if he had worn an engagement ring – and to her blessing, he was single.

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

The strangers, then, connected quickly on first sight, and they ended up conversing for the whole voyage to Chicago.

At the end of the flight, they swapped emails and phone numbers – and thereafter, they regularly kept in touch with one other.

Eleven months after their first encounter, McMahon offered Perino to marry him. The Fox News host, however, delayed nearly a couple of months to accept the proposal.

“Dana gave me a letter and the letter told me how much she loved me, how much she had enjoyed her time in the U.K., how much she enjoyed being with me. And then at the end she said, ‘Yes, I will marry you.'”

On September 30, 1998, the pair tied the knot.

To Date, They’ve Been Happily Together

In August 2020, the pair celebrated the 23rd anniversary of their first meeting. Perino took to Instagram at the time to share a cute photo with her husband, McMahon.

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

On June 12, 2017, the pair had already 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:

“There was a great cake with the pictures of the two countries, two dogs and the plane and a sidecar on it.”

Another time was on August 17, 2016, when the anchor shared a photo with her spouse on the occasion of their 19th wedding anniversary.

She wrote in the caption of her photo, “On this day 19 years ago, Peter McMahon and I met on an airplane. As you can see, dear travelers, anything is possible!”

Dana Perino shared a picture with her husband Peter McMahon on the special occasion of their 19th anniversary. (Photo: Dana’s Facebook)

The couple is making the most of 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 work and hence lack time. They’ve adopted a dog named Jasper, whom they treat as though he were a child.

Jasper is not only the couple’s dog, but also their companion. Not only do they play together with their beloved, but Jasper also keeps McMahon company when he relaxes after a long day and watches The Five, his wife’s show.

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.

Perino earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication

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 went on to work for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as an associate director of communications, where she provided strategic guidance on message development, media relations, and public engagement.

From 2005 to 2007, the Fox anchor also worked as a Deputy Press Secretary. In 2007, she served as the 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 teaching 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.