is a moderator and analyst of the latest political news. She served as the White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009 — the first Republican woman to hold that position. Her areas of expertise include health care, energy policy, the position of female leaders in government and business, and business management and leadership.
Dana is President of her own strategic communications firm, Dana Perino and Company
, and is a frequent public speaker on how what’s happening in Washington, DC is affecting people around the world. She is also a FOX News contributor and her commentary can be found regularly in the Washington Post
, and National Review
. In addition, President Obama has nominated her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the governing board of all U.S. broadcast services, including Voice of America.
Before she joined the White House, in the wake of 9/11, Dana was a spokesperson at the Department of Justice. Altogether she spent more than seven years serving in the Bush Administration. Her political experience also includes working on Capitol Hill for U.S. Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO) and U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO). She worked as a journalist before turning to politics, covering the State Assembly of Illinois for the local CBS affiliate. She also worked in public affairs in the private sector in San Diego, including for the public relations firm Porter Novelli.