Dana Perino currently serves as co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). She joined the network in 2009 as a contributor.
On The Five, Perino is part of a roundtable ensemble of FNC personalities who discuss, debate and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day.
While at the network, Perino has contributed to live top-rated election and political coverage. Most recently, she contributed to FNC's live coverage of former FBI director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding reports that President Donald Trump pressured him to stop an investigation into former national security advisor General Michael Flynn.
Perino also served on various panels throughout the 2016 election cycle where she alongside a rotating team of analysts and commentators broke down all of the latest developments. Additionally, she co-hosted special coverage of Election Night, the Democratic and Republican GOP conventions, as well as the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.
Throughout her tenure, she has also appeared on multiple FNC and FOX Business Network (FBN) programs, and is co-host of the podcast Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What, alongside FNC's politics editor Chris Stirewalt.
As former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, she is the president of Dana Perino and Company, a frequent public speaker on political trends, founder of Minute Mentoring and active in global maternal health and child development through the One Campaign and Mercy Ships. She also helps America's veterans through Companions for Heroes, which matches rescue animals with vets suffering from PTSD.
Perino served for three years on the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, an appointment by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate. She spent over seven years in the Bush Administration working at the Justice Department and the Council on Environmental Policy. Previously, Perino worked on Capitol Hill, in private practice public relations and as a reporter in Illinois and Colorado.
Perino graduated with a B.A. in mass communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo and went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.