Who is Peter McMahon?

Peter McMahon was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, on 6 June 1954 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds British nationality. He is a British businessman, but perhaps known best for being the husband of Dana Perino, a popular American author and political commentator.

He is not to be mistaken for the Australian politician bearing the same name.

How rich is he?

As of February 2021, Peter’s net worth has been estimated at over $10 million, while Dana’s net worth is reputedly over $6 million.

Early life and education

Peter was raised in Blackpool by his parents, but about whom nothing is known as they prefer to be left out of media, and as he hasn’t spoken about any siblings, Peter is believed to be an only child.

He hasn’t shared many details concerning his childhood, but it’s known that Peter was interested in sports while growing up, playing soccer for his high school’s team. Upon matriculating in 1972, Peter enrolled at a college, and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1976.

Career as a businessman

Peter gained recognition not long after graduating, as he joined the Sainsbury’s chain of supermarkets, and went on to work at their offices at various locations, including in Scotland, Ireland and Northern England.

He stayed with the company until 2000, and two years later, Peter joined the groceries and retail company Tesco as the director of the supply chain. As of February 2021, Tesco ranks third on the list of the largest retail companies in the world.

In 2004, Peter became Walmart’s director of the supply chain in Germany, and after two years with them, he was invited to work for the Canadian food retail company Loblaw Companies Limited, as their CEO.

In 2013, Peter became the CEO and president of Shopko which was a chain of retail stores located in Green Bay in Wisconsin USA. It was founded by James Ruben in 1962, but its locations were closed on 23 June 2019, except for 81 Shopko Optical stores.

Love life and relationships

Before meeting Dana, Peter was married to a non-celebrity woman about whom nothing is known, as he prefers not to mention her to the media. They were married for several years and have children, although Peter hasn’t mentioned how many.

In 1997, Peter and Dana found themselves on the same flight, exchanged ‘phone numbers, and a couple of days later Peter asked her out on a date. It took them only a year to marry, in a private ceremony in England attended by their close friends and family members – the two then spent ten days on the Greek island Santorini. After their honeymoon ended, they settled in San Diego in California, staying there for three years before moving to Manhattan, New York City where they are living today.

The couple doesn’t have children, and it appears that they’ve decided to focus on their careers. They do, however, have a pet dog they call Jasper.

Hobbies and other interests

Peter loves to travel, and his career as a businessman has taken him all around Europe, visiting nearly all of its countries, with his favorites being Turkey, France and Switzerland. He has also been to several Asian and African countries, and various US states.

He likes to watch sports on TV, and is a huge fan of European soccer, including watching many live games, but doesn’t have a favorite team as he just likes the sport itself.

Dana Perino and Peter McMahon

He’s also a fan of American basketball and Football, and cheers for the New York Jets competing in the National Football League (NFL).

In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actors and actresses Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway – a couple of his favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Les Miserables”.

Age and height

Peter’s age is 66. He’s bald and has brown eyes; his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

Who is Dana Perino?

Dana Marie Perino was born in Evanston, Wyoming USA, on 9 May 1972 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality.

She is perhaps known best for having served as the 24th White House Press Secretary from 2007 to early 2009 when George W. Bush was the President of the US.

Dana was raised in Evanston alongside her sister Angie by their parents Leo Perino and Janice ‘Jan’. She studied at Ponderosa High School from which she matriculated in 1990, and then enrolled at Colorado State University, Pueblo from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in mass communications in 1994.

Dana was very active at the university, as she was a member of its forensics team, and also worked at the station KTSC-TV. She continued her education at the University of Illinois, Springfield, obtaining her Master’s degree in public affairs.

Her first ‘serious’ job was when she became Congressman Scott McInnis’ staff assistant in Washington, D.C., and Dana then spent four years working for Republican Dan Schaefer as his press secretary. Schaefer retired in 1998, and Dana then moved to England with Peter.

Upon her return to Washington, D.C., she became the Department of Justice spokesperson, staying there for two years before becoming the associated director of communications at the White House.

After the 9/11 attacks in 2011, Dana was hired to work as the press secretary of Andy Card, who was the chief of staff at the White House. In 2005, she became Deputy Press Secretary, holding the position for two years when she became the Acting White House Press Secretary after Tony Snow took some time off to undergo treatment for colon cancer. As Tony resigned on 31 August 2007 because of his health, Dana replaced him and held the job until 14 September 2007.

She attended the 2008 Baghdad press conference, at which Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both his shoes at Bush, and while Bush evaded both, in the commotion caused by Muntadhar’s actions, Dana was hit in the eye by a microphone.

She went on to join Fox News as a political commentator, and became a co-host of the talk-show “The Five”. She joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors on 30 June 2010, and in the same year started teaching political communications at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

On 18 September 2016, she began hosting the podcast “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What”.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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