Linda Solomon Wood is an innovator, entrepreneur, and award-winning writer. She is CEO of Observer Media Group and founder and editor-in-chief of the National Observer. 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 award for Best Public Service Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, and later went on to freelance for publications including The Los Angeles Times, Orion, and the International Herald Tribune. She studied journalism and American Culture at Northwestern University and received her MFA in literary nonfiction from Vermont College. She's lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Paris, New York City and now, Vancouver, where she enjoys Canada's west coast with her husband and children.