Courtney Sherwood is a fill-in online news editor at OPB. She also reports for magazines, newspapers and online publications, and is researching a book on the evolving role of commerce in American lives. Courtney was previously business and features editor at The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver. She also worked as a reporter at The Portland Business Journal and other publications in the Pacific Northwest and in Virginia. She received a Wharton Business Journalists Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Courtney graduated with a B.A. in English from Grinnell College in Iowa, where she was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and hosted a news program on KDIC-FM radio. She lives in Portland with her husband, jazz musician Ben Lincoln, and their two cats.