Washington Bureau chief, USA Today
Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about the White House and national politics. She is the author of two biographies, both instant New York Times bestsellers: Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power, published in April 2021. And The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty, published in April 2019.
Susan has covered eleven presidential elections and is now covering her seventh White House administration. She has interviewed the past ten presidents (three after they left the White House and one before he moved in) and reported from six continents and dozens of foreign countries. She has won every journalism award given specifically for coverage of the presidency. She has served as president of the White House Correspondents Association and of the Gridiron Club, the oldest association of journalists in Washington. In 2020, she moderated the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. She frequently appears as an analyst on TV and radio.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, she received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern and a master’s degree from Columbia. She and her husband, Carl Leubsdorf, have two sons, Ben and Will.