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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Heartbreaking 145% Jump In COVID Cases Has Folks Worried Restrictions Will Return

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President Biden speaks about voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings

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Biden Calls Republican Efforts To Restrict Voting 'Authoritarian' In Speech

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Bowman's congressional campaign had the backing of prominent left-leaning Democrats like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the support of the progressive group Justice Democrats. Eslah Attar for NPR hide caption

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How A Former NYC Principal Is Trying To Make Congress Work For His Community

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What's Behind The GOP's 'Critical Race Theory' Rhetoric?

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has publicly said he will not support the For the People Act, a sweeping set of voting rights measures. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Misses His Own Police Reform Deadline

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Biden Met With George Floyd's Family With Policing Bill Stuck In Limbo

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Vice President Harris addresses the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Unity Summit on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harris To Asian Americans: Turn Pain And Outrage Into Political Power

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Viola Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, tells a congressional hearing: "I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot." Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Survivors Of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Share Eyewitness Accounts

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