Meet Juana

Juana Summers is a journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently a Congressional reporter for NPR News.

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.