The Washington Post today announced Lizette Alvarez will join the Opinions section as a contributing columnist. Based in Miami, Alvarez will write on issues pertaining to Florida, immigration, politics and more.

“We are dedicated to offering our readers compelling voices and perspectives from around the country,” said Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for The Post. “Lizette will draw on her years of award-winning reporting, providing a non-Washington point of view on a range of timely issues.”

Alvarez previously worked at the Miami Herald, the New York Daily News and The New York Times, where she spent 22 years covering New York, Europe, Congress, military veterans, Florida and Puerto Rico. In her most recent posting, she served as Miami Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Alvarez has won several awards for her reporting including the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Polk Award.