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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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Brothers Ian, Jahxiel and Isaac Rodríguez run the bases at the damaged baseball park in their neighborhood, Lajas Arriba, in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR hide caption

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What a hate crime case might look like for the Colorado Springs shooter

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Rep. Bass is elected mayor of Los Angeles in a contentious and close race

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In conversation with 'Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues' director Sacha Jenkins

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2 drag queens have advice for women in 'Working Girls'

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What the end of affirmative action could mean for college diversity

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What Kyrie Irving's suspension says about the NBA

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Angered by racist comments, Oaxacan immigrants march to Los Angeles City Hall

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Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addresses the 29th annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on May 16, 2022. MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia Aims To Raise Price Of Oil, Ignoring Biden's Pleas

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Embattled LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez resigns her seat after racist comments

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Former president of the L.A. City Council resigns after she made racist comments

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The fallout lingers in Los Angeles over a racism scandal that has engulfed City Hall

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L.A. City Council president faces calls to resign after she made racist comments

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Biden went to Puerto Rico to see what the island needed after Hurricane Fiona

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Biden visits Puerto Rico to assess damage from Hurricane Fiona

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