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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Signs sit near the White House following a 2018 March for Our Lives rally. Three years later, the activist group, founded by survivors of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, is consulting with the Biden administration on violence prevention policies. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Youth Activists Are Heard In Biden's White House, But They Want To See More Action

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Spanish — And Latinos — Should Be More Than An Election Year Afterthought, Group Says

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John Gimenez attaches a flag to his vehicle during an event hosted by the Hispanic Federation to encourage voting in the Latino community Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The Hispanic Federation is a non-partisan organization. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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President Biden has said that equity will be a focus not just of his presidency, but of the entire federal government. Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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For Biden Administration, Equity Initiatives Are A Moral Imperative

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Biden Administration Focuses On Racial Equity, Faces Backlash From Conservatives

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Should President Biden Strike A COVID Compromise?

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Marquita Bradshaw was the only Black woman to win a U.S. Senate primary this cycle. She lost the general election for a Tennessee Senate seat. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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'Fully Erased': With Harris' Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate

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Mayors Reflect On Police Relationships With Residents Of Color In Report

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A protester holds a sign reading "Defund the Police" outside Hennepin County Government Plaza during a demonstration against police brutality and racism on Aug. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Shortly after launching her own presidential bid in 2019, Harris joined sorority members at Alpha Kappa Alpha's annual Pink Ice Gala in Columbia, S.C. Members of the sorority across the nation are celebrating one of their own making history as U.S. vice president. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Watching History From Afar, Some Harris Supporters Feel 'Robbed' Of A Big Moment

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Climate change activists holding signs join in on a rally supporting the "Green New Deal" in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 24, 2019. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Protesters gather near the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., in August ahead of the scheduled execution of Keith Dwayne Nelson, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering at 10-year-old Kansas girl. Democrats are pushing new legislation to outlaw federal executions. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty

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