You will probably know Paula Andrea Bongino if you know Dan Bongino. After all, she is his wife. Daniel John Bongino is an American conservative commentator, radio show host, author, former congressional candidate, and former Secret Service agent. He is also a member of the Republican Party, an avid pro-Trump supporter and he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, 2014, and 2016. He also runs his own podcast called The Don Bongino Show.
In the paragraphs below, you will find out a lot more about his wife and what else she is known for other than being the wife of the radio show host.
Who is Paula Andrea Bongino?
Paula Andrea Bongino was born in Cali, Colombia to a Christian faith family. There are no details available about her life prior to her marriage to Dan. However, we know for a fact that she attended Baruch College in New York City because she lists this on her LinkedIn. Baruch College has recently earned the number 2 national ranking on Money Magazine’s new list of “Best Colleges in America.” With this fact, you can ascertain that Paula’s parents spared no expense in training her.
All You Need to Know About Dan Bongino’s Wife
- Paula Andrea Bongino’s Relationship
Paula Andrea Bongino met Dan Bongino on a blind date at Sullivan’s, a restaurant in New York City, just two weeks before September 11, 2001. Before the new Security officer could even ask for a second date, the terrorists hit the World Trade Center in the deadliest assault on U.S soil in the history of the nation. This was especially troubling to Dan because Paula literally worked very close to the terror attack site at the Securities Industry Association. As a concerned first date, Dan spent all day trying to reach her.
Ultimately, with his doggedness, Dan managed to win her over. Ironically, years later, Dan and Paula returned to Sullivan’s, the scene of their first date. That’s when Dan was on assignment at the United Nations. He asked Paula to have dinner with him and then asked her to marry him. Paula was very emotional and said yes to his proposal. Even though, when Dan picked her up from the train station that day, she could tell something was up. He was an officer of the Secret Service, but Paula was always able to read him like a book.
- Her Mother’s Thoughts About Dan Bongino
The cultural differences in the Italian-American origins of Dan and the Colombian heritage of Paula Andrea Bongino never produced tension. But winning the heart of Paula proved less difficult for Dan than winning the approval of his future mother-in-law. The first time Dan met his mother-in-law, she made sure she let him know he wasn’t particularly her favorite choice for her daughter. Dan was already in love with Paula, so they worked together on winning her over.
- Her Personal Life and Home
Paula Andrea Bongino threw herself to her career as Director of Web Development at the Securities Industry Association, even as Dan Bongino climbed the law enforcement ladder. When Dan was working on the security detail of President Obama at the White House in 2002, Paula and Dan started the house-hunting process. The chemistry was instantaneous when they made their way to Severna Park. For those who don’t know, Severna Park is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.
They purchased a house on the spot, joined St. John the Evangelist Church, purchased a membership from the Big Vanilla Athletic Club, and even made some canoeing trips off Old Man Creek. Their eldest child is a daughter named Isabel while Amelia is the younger one.
- Dan Bongino, Her Husband
The former Secret Service agent who has never held elected office has eyed seven different political seats in two states and campaigned for three since leaving his federal job in 2011. He set his political sights on the Southwest Florida congressional race after buying a house in Palm City. Bongino said he came to Florida for family reasons, not political. They moved to Florida so she could be near her mom who has houses in Sarasota and Vero.