Juana Summers Juana Summers is a political reporter for NPR covering demographics and culture.
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Juana Summers

Juana Summers

Political Reporter, Demographics & Culture

Juana Summers is a political reporter for NPR covering demographics and culture. She has covered politics since 2010 for publications including Politico, CNN and The Associated Press. She got her start in public radio at KBIA in Columbia, Mo., and also previously covered Congress for NPR.

She appears regularly on television and radio outlets to discuss national politics. In 2016, Summers was a fellow at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service. Summers is also a competitive pinball player and sits on the board of the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), the governing body for competitive pinball events around the world.

She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and a native of Kansas City, Mo.

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How Black Americans Experience Patriotism

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Black Patriotism: When Love Of Country Means Holding It Accountable

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Black Americans Reflect On Patriotism, July 4th Holiday Amid National Racial Unrest

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Democrats Hope To Turn Young Protesters Into Voters

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Pastor Donte Hickman, seen at Southern Baptist Church in 2015, says he's had some productive conversations with the Trump administration on policy issues. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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'Breathe, Pray, Meditate': Born From Resistance, Black Churches Now Leading In Crises

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'He Thinks Division Helps Him': Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response

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Sen. Bernie Sanders signs autographs at a February campaign event with Latino supporters in Santa Ana, Calif. Some Democrats say the Biden campaign can learn from Sanders' outreach. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

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Joe Biden Faces Backlash After Comments On Popular Black Radio Show

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In Virtual Speech To Black Graduates, Obama Says U.S. Lacks Leadership On Coronavirus

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Democrats Weigh Options For Summer Convention

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Public Health Officials Aim To Communicate Better With Minorities

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden on March 4. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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President Trump receives very low marks from young Americans and could be a key factor motivating them to vote this year, according to a new survey from Harvard's Institute of Politics. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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