Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Education Reporter

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez is an education reporter for KPCC. He's been a reporter at the station since 2000.

After college, in the mid-1990s, Guzman-Lopez began reporting freelance arts and culture stories, mostly about the red-hot rock en español scene, to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the Tijuana newspaper La Tarde. He got his first public radio job at KPBS-FM in San Diego in 1996 as a news talk show producer. He freelanced radio features to Latino USA, Marketplace and other national shows. At KPBS he hosted and produced a daily, Gen-X arts and culture show called "The Lounge" which featured in-studio performances by Howard Jones and Sean Lennon with the band Cibo Matto.

Guzman-Lopez's reporting at KPCC has included the South Gate city hall corruption scandal; the L.A. mayoral campaigns of James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa; the SB1070 protests in Phoenix, the 2007 May Day melee; and coverage of L.A. Unified Superintendents Roy Romer, David Brewer, Ramon Cortines, and John Deasy.

Guzman-Lopez was born in Mexico City and grew up in Tijuana and San Diego.He now lives in Long Beach with his wife and two kids and is always open to hear traffic tips for the 110, 710, or the 5 freeways to downtown L.A.


Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Should California postpone using new student test scores?

Results from new statewide standardized tests will likely be low. But that's fine, some say, because any results will begin to measure progress.

Duncan calls for revamp of 'No Child Left Behind' but backs testing

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan's call for a revision of No Child Left Behind also included a renewal of the administration's support for annual testing.

Feds issue warning about English learner education

An ongoing lawsuit alleges California officials did little to oversee school districts teaching English learners, leading to 20,000 falling through the cracks.

Remembering - and listening to - the distinct voice of Michele Serros

KPCC reporter and poet Adolfo Guzman-Lopez on the ground-breaking writer Michele Serros.

Michele Serros, Chicana novelist and poet, remembered

Chicana novelist and poet Michele Serros died from cancer over the weekend at the age of 48. She was known for her irreverent observations and humor.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

UC tuition increases: Where would the money go?

As the debate continues over proposed tuition increases for University of California system students versus more state funding, the players lay out their arguments.

CSU Fullerton president joins key D.C. group board

Graduates of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership program work in the Obama administration as well as in other federal offices.

UCLA professors force a vote on diversity class requirement

Opponents collected enough signatures to mandate a vote among faculty on a requirement for a diversity class for undergraduates.

FCC action to boost Internet speeds for California schools

The FCC voted for more funding to speed up Internet connections for schools, but consumers may see their phone fees increase by $2 per year as a result.

LAUSD students hope for iPads, but get disappointment

King Drew Medical Magnet High School was supposed to be one of 27 campuses getting iPads for all students as part of LAUSD's phased tablet rollout.

LAUSD iPad program focus of grand jury probe

A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.

Immigrant families skip Mexico travel over fears of violence

Fewer El Monte students with ties to Mexico are traveling to that country during the holidays as violence makes headlines and families worry about their safety.

How students can stave off winter learning loss

Some public school teachers say they're encouraging parents to spend unstructured time talking to children during the holidays instead of sending worksheets home.

UC tuition hike would hurt students, protesters say

UC tuition would rise to $12,804 yearly next fall or $612 more than this year. The planned increases would increase tuition to $15,564 by 2019.