Linda Solomon Wood is CEO of Observer Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of National Observer. She works to strengthen and support public service journalism that investigates corruption, celebrates innovation, and illuminates and helps to make sense of the complex political and social challenges people face today. She previously founded Vancouver Observer and has led both publications to win Canada's top awards for public service, investigative journalism and excellence in reporting. She started her career as an investigative reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville, where she won the United Press International awards for Best Public Service Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting. She later freelanced for publications including The Los Angeles Times, Orion, and the International Herald Tribune.
Laurie Few is National Observer's Managing Editor.
Laurie was executive producer of the Global News investigative and current affairs show, 16x9, for six seasons. There she headed up an award-winning team of investigative journalists and was responsible for all aspects of the show, including editorial direction, production and online content. During her time at the helm, 16x9 won numerous high-profile industry awards, including Canadian Screen Awards, national RTDNA awards and an Amnesty International Award. Most recently, Laurie was part of the senior management team at CPAC. As Director of Digital and Creative Content, she was responsible for working with editorial and production teams to plan and produce Canadian political content of the highest standard.
Carl is the Ottawa Bureau Chief at National Observer, where he covers the science and politics of climate change, carbon pollution, the low-carbon economy and the democratic process. Carl has worked at National Observer since 2017 and was previously National Reporter and Interim Managing Editor. During his 11 years in Ottawa he has covered national economic indicators, international trade and foreign policy. Carl is an advocate of the importance of journalism in a free society.