Dan Bongino

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Daniel John “Dan” Bongino
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Born December 4, 1974
New York City, New York
Political Party Republican
Spouse Paula Martinez

Daniel John Bongino, known as Dan Bongino (born December 4, 1974), is a former Secret Service agent and a New York Times bestselling author, radio show host and Fox News television commentator. His radio program is broadcast not from his native New York City but from south Florida. He is a strong supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

According to The New York Times,[1]

He has become one of the most popular right-wing commentators in the country, with millions of social media followers, a top-20 podcast, a line of best-selling books and a Facebook page that generates more monthly engagement than the pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN combined.

On March 18, 2021, it was announced by Cumulus Media's Westwood One that Bongino would take the afternoon time slot formerly held by Rush Limbaugh.[2]

Dan Bongino's public service career began with the NYPD in 1995. After joining the US Secret Service in 1999, Dan received a Department of Justice award for his many successful investigations while assigned to a financial fraud task-force.

In 2006, Bongino joined the elite Presidential Protective Division during the administration of President George W. Bush. Dan became one of the earliest tenured agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the presidential detail and he remained on protective duty with President Barack Hussein Obama.

One of their most distinguished agents, Dan's assignments included the coordination of President Obama's visits to Prague, Jakarta, amongst a myriad of terror threats, and finally as the lead agent responsible for Obama's visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan.

A multiple-time New York Times Best Selling author, and the host of the top-rated “The Dan Bongino Show” Podcast, Bongino provides frequent commentary on a myriad of issues for Fox News.

Bongiono earned his Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University at State College, Pennsylvania, and his bachelor and master's degrees from the City University of New York. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2012 in Maryland and for the United States House of Representatives in 2014 and 2015, in Maryland and Florida, respectively.

References

  1. Roose, Kevin (October 29, 2020). Dan Bongino Has No Idea Why Facebook Loves Him. The New York Times.
  2. Bauder, David. Dan Bongino tapped for national afternoon radio slot in May, Associated Press, March 18, 2021.

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