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Juana Summers Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, NPR, Pinball

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Juana Summers

Juana Summers


Juana Summers Biography

Juana Summers is a media personality serving as a co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered. She joined All Things Considered in June 2022. Previously, she spent more than a decade covering national politics, most recently as NPR’s political correspondent.

Juana Summers Age

Summers is 34 years old. She was born in 1987, in Kansas, Missouri, United States.

Juana Summers Height

She is 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Juana Summers Nationality

She is American.

Juana Summers Education

Summers graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in BJ, Convergence Journalism in 2009.

Juana Summers Parents

She was born and raised in Kansas City. However, there is no information about her family background, parents’ identities, and siblings.

Juana Summers Husband

Juana married David Markland on October 13, 2017, in Baltimore.

She writes, “David and I were married…in a private ceremony in Baltimore and celebrated later that evening with David’s daughters Maeve (11) and Nola (8) as well as close family and friends, including at least one fellow Chipster. We met online in 2014 when he was living in Baltimore and I still lived in D.C. and quickly bonded over a love for craft beer and nerd culture. We got engaged in 2016 and are excited to finally be able to make our little family official.”

Juana Summers NPR

Summers is a co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered, alongside Ailsa Chang, Ari Shapiro, and Mary Louise Kelly. She joined All Things Considered in June 2022.

Summers previously spent more than a decade covering national politics, most recently as NPR’s political correspondent covering race, justice, and politics.

She covered the 2012, 2016, and 2020 presidential elections, and has also previously covered Congress for NPR. Her work has also appeared in a variety of publications across multiple platforms, including Politico, CNN, Mashable, and The Associated Press.

In 2016, Summers was a fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. She got her start in public radio at KBIA in Columbia, Mo., on the campus of the University of Missouri.


Juana Summers Pinball

Juana helps run the pinball leagues at Holy Frijoles. She has been playing competitive pinball for six or seven years.

“It’s the way I’ve met most of my friends, she says. Up until recently, most people I play with didn’t have a clue what I do for work.”

“I fell in love in the back of a punk rock Mexican restaurant and bar in Baltimore. Not with my husband, though we’ll get to him later. I fell in love with pinball,” Juana explains.

“For many, the draw of pinball is nostalgia. Not for me. I can’t remember playing before I was in my 20s. But when I got my hands on a machine for the first time at age 25, I was hooked by the bells and chimes, the rhythmic flippers, and the spinning silver ball. Soon, I was regularly trading in dollar bills for pockets full of quarters, looking for my next game.”

“It wasn’t long before I was introduced to the world of competitive pinball. Yes, that is a thing — and people take it really seriously.”

“Before long, I found myself hopping in the car and traveling for tournaments, in our area but also out of state. Going to theNew York City Pinball Championships in Manhattan and Pinburgh in Pittsburgh became annual “family vacations” for my husband and me. I got to play in the first Women’s International Pinball Tournament — which, despite playing poorly, has been one of my most memorable experiences.”

Juana Summers Salary

Her salary ranges from $20,000 to $100,000.

Juana Summers Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million.

Juana Summers Instagram

She has a private Instagram account under the name juana__sm.

Juana Summers Twitter


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