In addition to being a host on The Five, Dana Perino hosts her own FOX News show at 2 pm and does a podcast for the network as well. Now the former spokeswoman for George W. Bush will be taking on a bigger role.
The Associated Press reports:
Fox News giving bigger role to ex-Bush aide Perino
When Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg made the media rounds in advance of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony this week, it was a telling sign that Dana Perino was chosen to question her for Fox News Channel.
The assignment speaks to Perino’s growing role at Fox, and a sense that sources are trusting her as an honest broker of information. Perino, who hosts an afternoon news hour and is a panelist on “The Five,” is quietly persistent in a medium where bluster pays. She believes in homework at a time when “fake news” is used as an epithet.
She’s a Bush Republican in a Trump world.
“My nature,” said the former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, “is to try to show people that we may actually agree on things more than we think.”
The Sandberg interview was only the third such interview Perino has done, and the one with the highest profile. The beginning was awkward, as Perino couldn’t dislodge Sandberg from talking points. But when the anchor observed that people are more tribal the more connected they’ve become, it opened a real discussion.
Congratulations to Dana. She’s great!