Flora Zhang joins CNN.com this week as an Opinion producer. Zhang will be based in New York and was previously a producer at The New York Times where she spent five years and was part of the team that launched the Room for Debate feature.

About moving to CNN.com, Zhang said, “It’s one of the most dynamic destinations on the Web with its great roster of commentators, wide range of provocative views, and global impact. I’m hoping to help it grow its reach and spread its influence among both thought leaders and readers.”