Lizette Alvarez

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Lizette Alvarez (born October 30, 1964) is an American journalist, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times since January 2011.[1]

She won the 1995 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, with Lisa Getter. She won a 1996 George Polk Award with The New York Times.

She was part of a team[citation needed] at the Miami Herald that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, citing its coverage of Hurricane Andrew's destruction, including the contribution of "lax zoning, inspection, and building codes".[2]


Alvarez was born in Miami. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in 1986 and from Northwestern University with an M.S. degree in journalism in 1987.[3] She was a reporter for the New York Daily News. She was a reporter at the Miami Herald from 1991 to 1995. In 1996, she was Bronx bureau chief. She reported on Congress from May 1997 to 2002. She was London correspondent from 2003 to 2005.[4]


She is married to journalist Don Van Natta, Jr.; they have two children.

See also


  1. ^ Alvarez, Lizette. "Lizette Alvarez". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. ^ "1993 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  3. ^ Alvarez, Lizette. "Lizette Alvarez". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  4. ^ "Lizette Alvarez: National Correspondent". Ask a Reporter. The New York Times Learning Network. April 10, 2006. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

External links

  • Alvarez at Twitter
  • City Room, Alvarez blog

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