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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11 Months After Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico, Officials Say All Power Is Restored

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Puerto Rico Estimates It Will Cost $139 Billion To Fully Recover From Hurricane Maria

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News Brief: Election Night Results, Rick Gates Testifies, Puerto Rico's Finances

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Puerto Rico Oversight Board's Authority

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Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Is In Chaos, With Customers Still Awaiting Power

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, right, speaks during a ceremony on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2018. On Thursday, Rosselló demanded the resignation of any member of PREPA's board who refused to cut the new CEO's $750,000 salary. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Closures Of Schools In Puerto Rico Complicate Family Life

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How Bomba Music Helps Puerto Ricans Cope

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Puerto Rico Faces Pressure Over Disputed Death Toll

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico, As Hurricane Season Returns

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Luis Vázquez placed his shoes at the memorial in remembrance of his father, Luis Manuel Vázquez, who was found dead in his home two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Governor Outlines Island's Hurricane Preparedness Plans

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A worker from the Cobra Energy Company, contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installs power lines in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many residents continue without power in Puerto Rico, on May 16. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Rafaela Serrano's house in the municipality of Caguas is still roofless eight months after Hurricane Maria. Countless homes on the island remain damaged two weeks before the start of the next hurricane season. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Officials Say They're Ready For Hurricane Season, But Worries Mount

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