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Adrián Florido

Adrián Florido (@adrianflorido) is a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team, where he's covered race, identity and culture since 2015. For his 2019 Breakout Session, he'll reflect on his experience as a reporter, including covering recent events in Puerto Rico (which he is currently doing, and on deadline!)

In 2018, Adrián 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 .


Hurricane Maria. The Pulse Nightclub massacre. Charlottesville. Philando Castile. Uproar over racism at the University of Missouri. Adrián Florido (Code Switch) has spent much of his time at NPR reporting on the aftermath of traumatic events in communities of color.