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Meet Juana

Juana Summers is a political journalist based in Washington DC. She was recently appointed the Political Editor of Mashable, where she will direct coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign across platforms. Until recently, she was a Congressional Reporter for NPR where she covered the 2014 midterm elections and the House of Representatives.

During the 2012 election, she covered the Republican field and general election for POLITICO as a full-time embed. She has also covered defense policy and veterans affairs for POLITICO Pro, based on Capitol Hill. She is also a frequent guest host for C-SPAN’s flagship public affairs program “Washington Journal,”

Before moving to Washington, Juana covered state and local politics for newspapers in her home state of Missouri including the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Juana is a frequent commentator on political issues and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and BET. She is also a certified beer server, the first level of certification in the Cicerone program, and contributes beer journalism to DCist.