Adrian Florido Adrian Florido is a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team.

Adrian Florido

Reporter, Code Switch

Adrian Florido is a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team, where he covers race, identity, and culture.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Florido was a reporter at Member station KPCC in Los Angeles, where he covered public and community health. Prior to that, he was at KPBS in San Diego, reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration, and demographics as a member of the Fronteras Desk, a team of reporters covering the changing Southwest. He began his journalism career reporting on people and neighborhoods at the Voice of San Diego.

Florido is a Southern California native. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, with an emphasis on the U.S. and Latin America. He was news editor of the student paper, the Chicago Maroon. He's a runner and loves good coffee and great music. He has a particular love of traditional string music from the Mexican state of Veracruz, a style often called Son Jarocho. He travels to Veracruz as often as possible to learn from master musicians. He's also one of the organizers of the Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event during which musicians gather on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and play together through the fence that separates San Diego from Tijuana.

You can listen to Florido's stories here, and follow him on Twitter at @adrianflorido.

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Singer Alberto CarriĆ³n performs Amanecer Borincano, his song about sunrise over Puerto Rico, at the point where Hurricane Maria made landfall one year ago. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Where Hurricane Maria First Made Landfall, Songs Memorialize The Tragedy

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One Year After Hurricane, How Puerto Rico Has Changed

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A woman lights a candle inside a pair of shoes that were among hundreds displayed in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, in San Juan in June. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates

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Surfer Shawn Pila of Hilo, Hawaii, after Hurricane Lane brought record rainfall and high waves to the Big Island. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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WATCH: Hawaii Man Surfs Drainage Canal 'Like Ninja Turtles' After Record Rainfall

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Hawaii's Big Island Gets The Worst Of Hurricane Lane

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Hurricane Lane Dumps More Than 30 Inches Of Rain On Parts Of Hawaii's Big Island

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Off The Coast Of Hawaii, Hurricane Lane Dumps Sheets Of Rain

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Hawaii Braces For Lane, A Category 4 Hurricane

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In Hawaii, Residents And Officials Are Scrambling To Prepare For Hurricane Lane

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Some houses affected by Hurricane Maria remained covered in tarps or missing roofs as recently as June in San Juan, Puerto Rico's El Gandul neighborhood. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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FEMA Begins Scaling Back Financial Assistance In Puerto Rico

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