Tracy A. Wood, noted investigative reporter, editor and war correspondent, died March 12, 2020, due to complications from cancer, Voice of OC reports. She was 76.

Wood, a founding editor of Voice of OC a decade ago, previously had been a reporter with City News Service, UPI, the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register. She also was former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine.

“Our newsroom mourns the loss of a true leader, and we all feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Tracy, always drawing deep inspiration from her steely dedication to the public service role of journalism,” said Norberto Santana Jr., Voice of OC’s publisher and editor in chief.