The New York Times has welcomed back Lydia Polgreen as an Opinion columnist.
She joins from Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify, where she served as managing director.
She has previously worked at the Times joining in June 2002 as a reporter. She then held the posts of West Africa bureau chief, South Asia correspondent, Johannesburg bureau chief, deputy international editor and editorial director and associate masthead editor.
She left in December 2016 and joined HuffPost in January 2017 as editor-in-chief and general manager. Previously, she has also reported for the Orlando Sentinel and Times Union in Albany, New York.
Polgreen also won a 2006 George Polk Award for foreign reporting, a 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting and in 2011 was awarded the Columbia University Medal for Excellence.