Dana Perino’s Children, Husband and Family

Dana Marie Perino is a married woman whose husband is Peter McMahon, a retail management expert. The duo became husband and wife back in 1998, and they are parents to two children, Barry McMahon and Kelly McMahon. However, these kids are not Dana Perino’s biological children with Peter.

Aside from her marriage to Peter McMahon, Dana Perino attained remarkable fame through her career in the White House as Press Secretary during the tenure of President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009. With her status of having worked in the corridors of power in America, a lot of attention has been drawn to Dana Perino’s family. Let’s get to find out more about her husband and the children they share below.

Peter McMahon Has Been Dana Perino’s Husband for 26 Years

Before Dana Perino and her would-be husband got married in 1998, they met for the first time a year earlier in 1997, precisely in the month of August. The duo met on a Chicago-bound flight from Denver and sat next to each other. Dana was the first to notice Peter’s good looks, his empty ring finger, and his British accent when he spoke.

Peter asked if she would like him to help with her luggage, to which she obliged, and that marked the first conversation they had. The duo chatted over several things throughout the duration of the flight and exchanged contacts to keep in touch with each other when they landed in Chicago. Over time, their friendship blossomed into a dating relationship.

By August 1998, Dana Perino and Peter McMahon had known each other well enough and agreed to spend forever together. The couple’s nuptials took place in Blackpool, United Kingdom. However, other details of their wedding have been held back from the public, but we have it in good books that the couple spent their honeymoon on the Greek Island of Santorini for ten days. Apparently, this was to give a good start to their nuptials. The couple are believed to be having the best of time spending their lives together.

Between 52-year-old Dana Perino, who was born on May 9, 1972, in Evanston, Wyoming, U.S., and her husband; 69-year-old Peter McMahon, who was born in Blackpool, United Kingdom, lies an age difference of eighteen years. But regardless of the almost two decades of age difference, the couple seems to have an understanding between them and are hardly ever bothered by the numbers.

Who is Peter McMahon, Dana Perino’s Husband?

Peter McMahon is an English businessman who has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Liverpool. He began his career in the corporate world with Sainsbury, the second-largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom as the company’s supply chain distributor director. While working with the British Supermarket, which is headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Peter served in various regions like Scotland, Nothern England, and Ireland from the year 1992 to 2000 before he left.

Two years later, he secured a job with TESCO, a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, as its supply chain director, which was a similar role he worked on for 8 years at Sainsbury. Similarly, two years later, Peter left TESCO for Walmart, the American multinational retail corporation known for its chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. In Walmart, he worked as the German office supervisor and director of supply chain.

He also worked in Canada’s Loblaw Before Establishing His Own Retail Outfit – Shopko

Canadian Loblaw Companies hired Peter McMahon in 2006 to work as their Chief Executive Officer. In the next seven years that followed, Dana Perino’s husband dutifully carried out his duties in the company headquartered in Brampton, Canada. However, by 2013, Peter called it quits with paid employment.

His entrepreneurial side came to life as he founded Shopko, a retail store in the USA, and began working as its CEO. From 2013 to date, he’s still working as the retail store’s chief executive and currently earns his living from the proceeds of the company.

With his experience in the retail industry, notably in merchandising, human resource management, loss prevention, and information integration, Peter has severally been recognized for his positive impacts in the various places he has worked. Today, while his wife holds sway as an American political commentator and author, Peter is revered for his expertise in the corporate world as a retail management expert.

Meet Dana Perino’s Children with Peter McMahon

Dana Perino and Peter McMahon are parents to two children who are, however, not Dana’s biological children with Peter. The two children, Kelly McMahon (daughter) and Barry McMahon (son), were born to Peter McMahon during his first marriage. And as you would assume, the two kids are already adults. Kelly is married o a Scottish man whose name is Mr. Warren, and together, they have two children, a boy and a girl, who are Peter and Dana’s grandchildren.

Aside from her step-children, however, Dana Perino and Peter McMahon have a canine as a member of their family. Their first dog was named Henry, but he later passed away from natural causes. Later on, they got another dog named Jasper, and he has been frequently featured on Dana’s social media pages.

Jasper has also been making appearances on Fox News since he was a puppy, and he was dubbed America’s dog. However, in September 2021, Jasper passed on following complications he had with his health as a result of cancer. A heartbroken Dana wrote a tribute for her beloved canine child who lived from 2012 to 2021, a total of 9 years. By November 2021, Dana got another puppy, a brown Hungarian Viszla whom she named Percy. As you would expect, Percy is already a regular feature on Dana’s social media pages. Perhaps, the presence of another canine has made Dana Perino’s family complete once again.

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What is Dana Perino’s Net Worth Compared to Her Husband’s?

Peter McMahon has a net worth of $10 million, while Dana’s net worth is $6 million. Peter was able to amass this fortune with his earnings, having worked in management roles in two reputable multinational companies. And as the chief executive officer of Shopko, Peter is said to be earning an annual income between $200,000 and $250,000. If his net worth is compared to that of his wife, Peter McMahon is at least $4 million richer.

On the other hand, Dana Perino as an American political commentator and author, has a net worth of about $6 million. She has been able to earn this sum through various sources of income, but notably, the different roles she has held working as White House Deputy Press Secretary (2005 – September 14, 2007), under President George W. Bush, 26th White House Press Secretary (September 14, 2007 – January 20, 2009) still under President George W. Bush, and as a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (June 30, 2010 – December 31, 2012) under President Barack Obama.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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