Profile

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
Southern California Public Radio

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports on K-12 and higher education for Southern California Public Radio. He started his career in public radio news 20 years ago on the KPBS-FM daily talk show “These Days” and has been a reporter at SCPR since 2000. His most memorable stories are the on-site reports at the 2007 May Day Melee protests at Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park; a fatal apartment collapse that shed light on the city’s dearth of housing inspectors; University of California students coping with hunger; South Gate overcoming political corruption; the 25th anniversary of Los Angeles’ seminal 1977 punk rock scene; social-work interns helping students from military families cope; political dirty tricks funded by public funds in the Inglewood Unified School District; a profile of prominent local poet Wanda Coleman; and a feature about his name appearing on the TV show “The Simpsons.” Guzman-Lopez’s awards include the 2006 Los Angeles Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year and a regional Edward R. Murrow honor.