News veteran Christie Blatchford joins Postmedia

Christie Blatchford's columns will be back in the pages of the National Post, the Postmedia news network announced on Wednesday.

Christie Blatchford's columns will soon be back in the pages of the National Post, parent company Postmedia news network announced on Wednesday.

Veteran journalist Christie Blatchford is joining Postmedia News, which will see her columns return to the National Post. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

The veteran journalist will begin her new job on June 13, as a national columnist for the newspaper she previously wrote for from 1998 to 2003. She will also file stories for other Postmedia outlets, such as The Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen.  

The Quebec-born writer, who has worked for Toronto's four major daily newspapers, is "a game changer in the world of journalism," company president Paul Godfrey said in a statement. 

"People who love her, and even those few who don't, always read her."

Blatchford, a National Newspaper Award-winner, has spent the past eight years as a general columnist for the Globe and Mail — the paper where she began her career as a reporter. She has also worked for the Toronto Sun and Toronto Star.

In 2008, Blatchford won the Governor General's Literary Award in the non-fiction category for her book Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army.