Susan Page

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Susan Page
Susan Page, 2017
Susan Page, 2017
Born (1951-02-12) February 12, 1951 (age 67)
Wichita, Kansas
OccupationWriter, journalist
Alma materNorthwestern University
Columbia University
SpouseCarl Leubsdorf

Susan Page (born February 12, 1951) is an American journalist and the current Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today.[1]


Page, a native of Wichita, Kansas, is a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was editor-in-chief of the Daily Northwestern, and has a master's degree from Columbia University where she was a Pulitzer Fellow.


Page has covered six White House administrations and 10 presidential elections, and interviewed the past nine presidents. She founded and hosts an award-winning video newsmaker series for USA Today, "Capital Download." She appears frequently on cable news networks as an analyst and often guest-hosted The Diane Rehm Show, which was syndicated on National Public Radio. She was the first woman to serve as music chairman of the Gridiron Club show and was the president of the club, the oldest association of journalists in Washington, in 2011. She was president of the White House Correspondents Association in 2000. She also served as chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and has twice been a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes.


She has won several awards for her work, including the Merriman Smith Memorial Award, the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency (twice) and the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for Washington Correspondence (shared).

Private life[edit]

In 1982, she married Carl Leubsdorf, syndicated columnist and former Washington Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News, in a non-denominational ceremony in Washington, D.C.[2]


  1. ^ "Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY". USA Today Education. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "Carl P. Leubsdorf Weds Susan Page". The New York Times. 1982-05-23.

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