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Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido

Correspondent, National Desk

Adrian Florido is a national correspondent for NPR covering race and identity in America.

He was previously a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team.

His beat takes him around the country to report on major flashpoints over race and racism, but also on the quieter nuances and complexities of how race is lived and experienced in the United States.

In 2018 he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria while on a yearlong special assignment for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR in 2015, he was a reporter at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles, covering public health. Before that, he was the U.S.-Mexico border reporter at KPBS in San Diego. He began his career as a staff writer at the Voice of San Diego.

Adrian is a Southern California native. He was news editor of the Chicago Maroon, the student paper at the University of Chicago, where he studied history. He's also an organizer 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 the two countries.

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After Rittenhouse verdict, activists fear for their safety at future demonstrations

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Critics say Puerto Rico's bankruptcy deal will endanger funds for public services

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The special role of marigolds on the Day of the Dead

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Cuban Activists Are Taking To Miami's Streets Each Night In Support Of Cuba Protests

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Search Crews Are Nearly Done Recovering Victims' Bodies From Surfside Condo Rubble

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Surfside Officials Say Their Goal Is Now To Bring Closure To The Families Of Victims

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'She Didn't See The Sunrise': Condo Collapsed On Victim's 1st Trip Outside Paraguay

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After Condo Collapse, Florida Officials Scramble To Find Other Unsafe Buildings

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Rescue Crews Are Still Searching For Survivors 9 Days After The Florida Condo Collapse

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Energized By Chauvin Case, Minneapolis Activists Eye Police Accountability Work Ahead

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Inside The Courtroom At Derek Chauvin's Sentencing

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Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced For George Floyd's Murder

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Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday, Commemorating Slavery's End

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'Y Volver, Volver': As Restrictions Lift, Mariachi Are Back

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