I'm Juana. I'm a Baltimore-based journalist currently working as a senior writer for CNN Politics in the Washington D.C. bureau. I travel the country telling stories at the intersection of race, class and politics. I also frequently contribute analysis to CNN's television programming.
I got my start at CNN by working on the launch of the CNN Politics app, which focuses on telling political stories using data, and guiding the editorial strategy through the inauguration. I also worked with our editorial team to grow our audiences across platforms in this rapidly changing media landscape.
I also just completed a semester as a fellow at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, where I led a discussion group on the intersection of race and politics.
Before joining CNN, I was the Political Editor at Mashable, where I overhauled the site's coverage of US politics across all platforms. I managed a team of reporters covering Congress, the White House and the 2016 presidential race. I got my start in Washington D.C. as a reporter at POLITICO covering the 2012 presidential race, including the sexual harassment scandal that felled Herman Cain's presidential career. I've also covered Congress, defense and veterans issues for POLITICO and NPR.
I grew up in Kansas City, studied journalism at the University of Missouri and one day hope to open my own brewery. When I'm not in a newsroom, you can find me teaching barre classes or exploring any city's food and craft beverage scene.