Tom Acitelli is Commercial Observer's deputy editor for news and national coverage. He was the publication's founding editor in 2009. He has also worked as an editor or reporter at The New York Observer, The Real Deal, Crain's New York Business and Vox Media; and is the author of several books on the business and history of alcohol, including American Wine, a James Beard Award finalist. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and the Columbia Journalism School, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.