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Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido

Reporter, Code Switch

Adrian Florido is a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team, where he's covered race, identity and culture since 2015.

He's based in Los Angeles but reports nationally, looking for small or nuanced human stories that tell us something larger.

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

Before joining NPR, 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.

Florido is a Southern California native. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, with an emphasis on U.S.-Latin America relations. He was news editor of the student paper, the Chicago Maroon. 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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FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes While Rebuilding Puerto Rico

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News Brief: Hurricane Dorian, Democratic Debate, Ireland And Brexit

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Hurricane Dorian Strengthens As It Gets Closer To Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Still Recovering From Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Braces For Dorian

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Puerto Ricans Hold Town Assemblies To Figure Out Next Steps Following Rosselló's Exit

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News Brief: Gun Control, ICE Raids In Mississippi, New Puerto Rico Governor

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Puerto Rico Supreme Court Says Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Must Resign

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Puerto Rico Waits For Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's Promised Resignation

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Puerto Rico Continue Protests Ahead Of Expected Address From Gov. Ricardo Rosselló

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Governor Of Puerto Rico Yields To Public Outcry And Resigns

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In Puerto Rico, Pots And Pans Have Become Tools For Protest

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Puerto Ricans Take To The Streets In San Juan To Demand Governor Step Down

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Will Not Seek Reelection In 2020

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