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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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Black Voters Say They Will Hold Biden To His Promise To Have Their Back

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Soon after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election Saturday, a celebratory crowd headed to Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After years of social and economic turmoil, young Puerto Ricans see this year's election for governor as a chance to plot a better future for the island. Many who participated in last year's protests forcing the then-governor to resign are voting for the first time in Tuesday's election. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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In Puerto Rico, Young Voters Are Trying To Shake Up Traditional Party Politics

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Young Puerto Ricans See Governor's Election As A Chance For A Change

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Black Lives Matter Activists Push To Vote Out Los Angeles Prosecutor

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Why Kentucky's Black Attorney General Faces Scorn From Black Activists

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Breonna Taylor's Family Speaks Out After Grand Jury's Decision

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Louisville Officers Shot During Unrest Over Jury Decision In The Breonna Taylor Case

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FEMA Approves $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

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West Coast Wildfires Disrupt Life Even In Areas Far From Flames

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Community Leaders Are Contending With Disenchantment Among Latinx Voters

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'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' Rally Takes Place On Anniversary Of March On Washington

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As Nation Reckons With Race, Poll Finds White Americans Least Engaged

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COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Hard The Finances Of Undocumented Families

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