Short questions with Dana Perino for Todd Piro

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You’ve seen us on screen, but have you ever wondered what we’re like off-camera?

For the last few months, I’ve enjoyed checking in with some of your favorite Fox personalities to learn more about who they are behind the scenes.

What’s the one thing Jesse Watters couldn’t live without? What’s Bill Hemmer’s favorite Halloween costume? And what’s sitting on Greg Gutfeld’s nightstand? 

But that’s not all! The fun is just getting started.

This week, we’re excited to shine the spotlight on Todd Piro. 

He currently serves as a co-host of “FOX & Friends First” (weekdays 4 a.m.-6 a.m./ET) alongside Carley Shimkus. 

He also frequently contributes toFOX & Friends,” “Gutfeld!,” “Varney & Co.,” “Outnumbered” and other shows on Fox News and Fox Business. He joined the network in June 2017.

P.S. We have so much more in store for you. Stay tuned each week for new editions of “Short Questions with Dana Perino” — and if there’s a question you want answers to or a suggestion for the person I should interview next, leave a note in the comments section below. 

Q: You have anchored “Fox & Friends First” for years now. Please share your secrets to becoming a morning person? And are you someone who is guilty of hitting the snooze button?  

TP: The key is treating your life like you are managing a bullpen in baseball.

Much like a manager can use a pitcher two days in a row, but not three days in a row, I have to strategize the week and see where I can lose a few hours of sleep, but then where there are opportunities to make it up.  

And I have to see where I can push myself when the news cycle or life cycle dictates, but all while being mindful of when I have to compensate for that by repaying my sleep debt.

And when all else fails, coffee. 

But I never hit the snooze button!

Q: Many people who watch you may be surprised to learn that you went to law school at UCLA. Did you ever intend to practice law, or why did you get your JD? And what skill that you learned while training to be an attorney do you use each day in the anchor chair? 

TP: I actually practiced law for four-and-a-half years. But my goal in getting my JD was to use it for the career I am in now.  

The main skill you learn in law and in law school is to think through as many scenarios as possible. That skill is vital to how I prepare for a show, because I try to anticipate as much as possible.  

“I try to anticipate as much as possible.”

Does it always work during a live broadcast? No, but it works enough to avoid a lot of catastrophes!

Q: If you could invite any three U.S. presidents, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would they be? And what’s on the menu?

TP: Washington, Lincoln, Reagan. 

And for the menu — fried chicken and really good mac and cheese. Mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert.  

Q: Who is the greatest athlete of all time, in your view?

TP: Michael Jordan. And no, it’s not a byproduct of my generation.  

He’s the greatest in any generation, any sport.  

Q: What do you believe are the top qualities that make a good leader?

TP: Listening, decisiveness, sorting through BS.

Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of being a parent? And any memorable moments when one of your children taught you something profound about life?

TP: The most rewarding thing about being a parent is enjoying even the bad days in life.  

I can have the worst day and the kids can be mostly responsible for it! 

“I know that when they are all grown up, I will give anything to have that day back.”

But I know that when they are all grown up, I will give anything to have that day back, no matter how bad it was at the time.  

Q: Best concert or musician you’ve ever seen in person? 

TP: Coldplay isn’t my favorite band, but I think their 2017 show in Foxborough was the best I’ve ever seen in person.  

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given? And what is your favorite piece of advice to give?

TP: Given: Live in the moment. Everyone tells you that when you are growing up. And in my case, I always ignored it with an eye toward the future.

But now, I’m finally learning to live in the moment thanks to having kids, because these moments with them are so fleeting, and I don’t want to miss them!

“If you want to do something, try it while you are young.” 

Give: Don’t waste time following your dream. If you want to do something, try it while you are young.  

It gets real tough to do anything once those kids come around!!

To read all of Dana Perino’s earlier “Short Questions” interviews for Fox News Digital, check out this (long) list!

For her interview with Adam Klotz, click here

For her interview with Dr. Nicole Saphier, click here. 

For her interview with Kerri Kupec Urbahn, click here

For her interview with Dr. Marc Siegel, click here

For her interview with Taylor Riggs, click here

For her interview with Griff Jenkins, click here

For her interview with Joe Concha, click here.

For her interview with David L. Bahnsen, click here.

For her interview with Dagen McDowell, click here

For her interview with Lydia Hu, click here. 

For her interview with Brian Brenberg, click here. 

For her interview with Jackie DeAngelis, click here. 

For her interview with Claudia Cowan, click here. 

For her interview with Max Gorden, click here

For her interview with Jared Cohen, click here

For her interview with William La Jeunesse, click here.

For her interview with Matt Finn, click here.

For her interview with Rich Edson, click here.

For her interview with Gov. Chris Sununu, click here

For her interview with Ross Rayburn, click here

For her interview with Mark Meredith, click here.

For her interview with Emily Compagno, click here.

For her interview with Chad Pergram, click here.

For her interview with Mike Emanuel, click here. 

For her interview with Gillian Turner, click here

For her interview with Madison Alworth, click here

For her interview with Nate Foy, click here.

For her interview with Laura Ingraham, click here. 

For her interview with five New York FOX reporters, click here

For her interview with Katie Pavlich, click here.

For her interview with Guy Benson, click here

For her interview with Pete Hegseth, click here

For her interview with Sandra Smith, click here

For her interview with Nicolas Yannicelli, click here.

For her interview with Abby Hornacek, click here.

For her interview with Elise Bitter, click here

For her interview with Brian Kilmeade, click here.

For her interview with Kennedy, click here.

For her interview with John Roberts, click here

For her interview with Janice Dean, click here

For her interview with Charles Payne, click here.

For her interview with Trey Gowdy, click here.

For her interview with Johnny “Joey” Jones, click here. 

For her interview with Bill Melugin, click here

For her interview with Jimmy Failla, click here

For her interview with Tyrus, click here

For her interview with Ainsley Earhardt, click here

For her interview with Lawrence Jones, click here

For her interview with Dr. Arash Akhavan, click here

For her interview with Martha MacCallum, click here.

For her interview with Bret Baier, click here. 

For her interview with Kayleigh McEnany, click here.

For her interview with Harold Ford Jr., click here

For her interview with Shannon Bream, click here

For her interview with Jessica Tarlov, click here.

For her interview with Leo Terrell, click here.

For her interview with Geraldo Rivera, click here.

For her interview with Clay Travis, click here.

For her interview with Bill Hemmer, click here

For her interview with Greg Gutfeld, click here.

For her interview with Benjamin Hall, click here.

For her interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro, click here.

For her interview with Jesse Watters, click here.

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