Dan Bongino is an American conservative radio show host, podcast host, frequent television
political commentator, and New York Times-best-selling author whose books include “Life Inside
the Bubble,” about his career as a Secret Service agent, “The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside
Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine,” and “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage
of Donald J. Trump.” Bongino was formerly a Secret Service agent from 2006 to 2011, serving in the
Obama and Bush administrations. He served as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer
from 1995 to 1999. Bongino provides expertise on international security and political strategy for
outlets such as FOX News and others. Bongino holds an MBA from Penn State University, and
master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the City University of New York.
Dan’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, Dan 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
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 President Obama’s visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan.