Susan Page Biography
Susan Page is an American journalist currently sitting as the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today. She is also a renowned biographer.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Page joined Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Northwestern. After her graduation in 1973, Susan Joined Columbia graduate School of Journalism for a master’s degree. While in school, she was a Pulitzer Fellow.
However, as a child, Susan had to fight over two career passions; music and journalism. Her interest in music led her to study oboe in the third grade and played it in school orchestras throughout her public school education.
At the same time, Page was the editor-in-chief for her highschool yearbook, The Hoofbeats. Similarly, she served as a reporter and editor for her high school newspaper, The Stampede.
After enriching both passions in school, she got into a dilemma on what path to choose. She first considered attending a music school but later had her final decision of pursuing journalism at Northwestern University.
For her career, Susan has covered six White House administrators and ten presidential elections. This gave her an opportunity to interview nine presidents. Her credit also goes along for establishing and hosting the award-winning video newsmaker series for USA Today, Capital Download.
In addition, Page has occasionally featured on cable news networks as an analyst and often guest-hosted The Diane Rehm Show, syndicated on National Public Radio. Still outstanding, in 2011, Susan was the first woman to serve as the music chair of the Gridiron Club show as well as the president of the club, the oldest association of journalists in Washington.
Moreover, Page served as the president of the White House Correspondents Association in 2000. Her self-reflective leadership gave her yet another chance as the chair of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.
As a biographer, her first book was published in 2019. This was a biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty”. The same year, she signed a deal to write a biography of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Recently in 2020, Sausan was selected as the moderator of the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. This debate took place on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
Susan Page Age|Birthday
Page was born on February 12, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas, the United States of America. She is 69 years old as of February 2020. In addition, she celebrates her birthday every 12th day of February.
Susan Page Husband|Married
Susan is married to her husband, Carl Leubsdorf since 1982. Carl is an American journalist and columnist who has worked as a Washington Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News. This was in a non-denominational ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Susan Page Family|Parents
Page was born to her dad, Robert Page, a former president of an Investment company Garvey Inc. However, details about her mother and her siblings are not available in the public domain. We promise to update you as soon as possible.
Susan Page Net Worth|Salary
As of 2020, Susan is estimated at a net worth of $10 million. All this has been attributed to her successful career as a journalist. Her annual salary is still under review.
Susan Page Books
- The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty – Launched in April 2019
- Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power – To be launched in April 2021.