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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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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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Goya Foods CEO's Praise Of Trump Causes Backlash Among Latino Communities

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Jeremiah Ellison, Kandace Montgomery and Arianna Nason are among those leading the push to dismantle the Minneapolis police department. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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The End Of Police In Minneapolis

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Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council Ward 9 representative, spoke to community members at "The Path Forward" meeting at Powderhorn Park, where she joined eight of her colleagues in announcing plans to disband the city police department. Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images hide caption

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Minneapolis City Council Members Announce Intent To 'Dismantle' Police Department

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Residents Look Toward Rebuilding a Damaged Minneapolis

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Minnesota Holds A Memorial Service To Commemorate George Floyd

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