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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Rosa Cruz and Luis Felipe Colón standing beneath the newly illuminated light on their front porch. The couple had been without electricity for four months. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

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Army reservist Eric Elder, a lineman in civilian life, works with the Corps of Engineers to restore power in the hilly Rio Grande neighborhood east of San Juan. Marisa Peñaloza /NPR hide caption

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Univision Names Ilia Calderon As Co-Anchor Of Its Flagship Evening News Program

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There's An Immigration Gap In How Latinos Perceive Discrimination

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For The First Time Since Hurricane Maria, Some Kids In Puerto Rico Went Back To School

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Puerto Rico Re-Opens Some Schools, Considers How To Make Up Classes

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Puerto Rico's Governor Is In Washington To Meet With Trump

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More Rain In Puerto Rico Brings Misery To Those With Damaged Roofs

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Puerto Rico Health Officials Worry About Contaminated Water Effects

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In Puerto Rico's Interior, Hurricane Maria Cut A Community Off From The World

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Victor Matuz and Iris Amador lost most of their possessions to the flooding. Because they lack legal status, they don't qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Houston's Undocumented Residents Left Destitute And Fearful In Harvey's Wake

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Advocates Struggle To Help Undocumented Immigrants Find Relief After Harvey

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As Flood Recovery Starts In Houston, Many Go Back To Church

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President Trump Visits Houston As The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey Sets In

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