Kat Chow‘s role on the team includes reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online and blogging. She previously worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.
Gene Demby is the team’s lead blogger. Before coming to NPR, he served as the editor and later covered politics for Huffington Post BlackVoices. He spent six years in various roles at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.
Adrian Florido comes to Code Switch from member station KPCC in Los Angeles, where he covered public and community health. Before that, he was the border reporter at KPBS in San Diego, where he worked on the Fronteras Desk covering news from the Southwest.
Karen Grigsby Bates comes to the team after a year covering race, ethnicity and socio-cultural change for the network. Bates spent several years as a correspondent on NPR’s National Desk. Her first job at NPR was as a correspondent for Day to Day, its midday news program.
Shereen Marisol Meraji joined the team after reporting for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk. Before coming to Marketplace, Meraji was a business and economy reporter for Southern California Public Radio. There, she covered entertainment, technology, entrepreneurship, and breaking business news.
Discover more about the Code Switch team on NPR.org.