David Escobar

Adirondack Explorer/North Country Public Radio

Reporter Profile

David Escobar covers diversity in the Adirondacks for the Adirondack Explorer & North Country Public Radio. He previously served as the news editor for WFUV 90.7 FM in the Bronx. Along with mentoring student reporters, he produced, directed, and hosted the station’s daily news podcast “What’s What”. Escobar has also worked as an associate producer for the podcast and radio show “Our Body Politic” and as an intern for WNYC’s “The Takeaway”. His journalism career started at WFUV as an anchor and student reporter. Prior to working in journalism, Escobar researched the history of Chinese migrant labor at the John Muir National Historic Site as an intern for the National Park Service. He has a master’s degree in public media from Fordham University, where he also earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and digital technology & emerging media.

Beat: Diversity in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in America, but it lacks diversity. And while the Adirondack Park is owned by all residents of New York, most visitors (95%) are white as are most residents (90% or more). This beat reports stories about race, disability, indigenous history and culture and LGBTQ+ issues, how we got here, and what can be done to make the region more welcoming.