Susan Page Biography

Susan Page is an American journalist and writer and the author of the most famous  Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty and She is currently the chief of Washington Bureau USA TODAY.

Early life

She was born on February 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Her father Robert Page is the president of Garvey Inc., an investment holding company. She completed her schooling at Southeast High School in Wichita and in 1973 she graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of  Journalism were acted as the edited-in-chief of the Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper. Later she got her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship.

Susan Page Career

She is referred to as one of the great political reporters of this era. After completing her education in Journalism from Columbia University she started off as a beat reporter for Newsday. Considering her abilities and skills, she eventually got ranked up and landed at the paper’s Washington Bureau where one of the major roles was covering the 40th presidential run between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Since 1995 she has been working with USA TODAY. Over the years as a journalist, she has covered six White House administrations and overall, ten presidential elections. Moreover, she has interviewed nine presidents. Susan often appears on The Diane Rehm Show as an analyst and guest-host. In 2011 she was the first woman to be appointed as the music chairman of the Gridiron Club show.

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Previously she was also the president of the White House Correspondents Association and chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. Page has also featured on many radio shows and television shows including PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday, and CBS This Morning. In April 2019, Page published her first-ever book which is a biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The book was titled The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. Overall, the book received good reviews from the audience and critics.

As a writer

Subsequently after this success, the same year she signed a deal to write the biography of Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker of United States. The book “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power” was released on 19th April 2021. Susan covered small pieces of events that happened in the life of Nancy Pelosi which weren’t revealed to any mainstream media in the past. Susan was selected to be the moderator for the 2020 Vice Presidential debate between Kamala Harris of Democratic and Mike Pence of Republican. The debate took place in Salt Lake City on October 7, 2020, this made her the first print reporter to handle a televised presidential or vice presidential debate since 1976 after James Hoge.

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Her journey in journalism has landed Page on numerous nominations and awards such as Merriman Smith Memorial Award, the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency which she received twice in her career, and the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for Washington Correspondence.

Susan Page Biography

Real Name Susan Page
Birth Date 12 February 1951
Age 69 Years
Birth Place Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Writer, Journalist, Biographer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimetres – 170 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 72 kg  –  in Pounds –  158 lbs 
Body Measurements 37-27-35
Bra (Breast) Size 42D
Waist Size 27
Hip Size 35
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average

Susan Page Family

Father Robert Page
Mother Not Known
Sister None
Brother None


School Southeast High School, Medill School of  Journalism
College Columbia University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Husband Carl Leubsdorf
Children Not Known

Personal life

Susan married Carl Leubsdorf is a non-denominational ceremony in Washington. Carl was a former Washington Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News. The couple got married in 1982 and have been together since then. Together they don’t have a child but she is the stepmother for Carl Leubsdorf Jr.

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Susan Page Net Worth

soon after graduating from a journalism school, she was landed on various jobs and throughout the years she has reported, hosted, and conducted many shows and worked for many news channels including being a moderator for the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate. Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million and all her income comes from being a top journalist.


  • Susan is a native of Wichita, Kansas, and is an American journalist and biographer.
  • Growing up, she was passionate about music.
  • She is the Washington Bureau Chief at USA TODAY.
  • Page has covered 10 presidential elections and 6 White House administrations.
  • She was a moderator for the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate.
  • Page joined Twitter in 2009 and has 75.8k followers as of 2020.

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