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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Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations for slavery. Chip Somodevilla/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission

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Biden Announces Gun Safety Agenda

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Biden Intends To Curb 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence With Executive Action

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President Biden unveils his $2 trillion infrastructure measure Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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$5 Billion For Violence Prevention Is Tucked Into Biden Infrastructure Plan

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As a candidate, Joe Biden spoke at a candidate forum hosted by the gun groups Giffords and March For Our Lives. He pledged to devote $900 million to community gun violence intervention efforts in cities with high rates of gun violence. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Causes Frustration In Private And Public Responses To Gun Violence

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After Colorado Shooting, Biden Urges Action From Senate On Gun Bills

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President Biden and Vice President Harris appear in Atlanta after meeting with leaders from Georgia's Asian American and Pacific Islander community on Friday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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How Asian American Leaders Say The Biden Administration Can Address Hate

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Biden Administration Turns Attention To Anti-Asian Hate

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Biden Administration Meets With AAPI Rights Groups To Address Anti-Asian Violence

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A dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on Wednesday. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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"The gun violence crisis in America is a challenge to the conscience of our country — one that demands that we act," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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