Media Advisory Board

Qwoted’s Media Advisory Board is comprised of top reporters, journalism professors, and journalism trade associations. The board directors are volunteers and oversee the direction of the development of the Qwoted platform to ensure that the firm conforms to ethical standards and consistently works to support journalists. The board convenes once per quarter, and is led by Qwoted’s Editor in Chief, Lou Carlozo.


Lou Carlozo

As Qwoted’s first Editor in Chief, Lou oversees the standards committee, leads community-building efforts within journalism education, and acts as a resource to writers. Lou most recently served as managing editor at Government CIO. Just prior, he worked at the nation’s largest banking non-profit, Bank Administration Institute (BAI). Lou also created, engineered, and hosts the BAI Banking Strategies podcast, which paved the way to his current financial services podcast, “Bankadelic.” Lou’s resume also includes six years at U.S. News & World Report and serving as Managing Editor at AOL. In 16 years at the Chicago Tribune, Lou was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His multimedia credits include BBC Radio commentator (“Up All Night”) and appearances on several Discovery true-crime documentaries. Lou’s work has also appeared in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo Finance, MSN, the Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, and several other news outlets across the world. His journalism honors include a shared Polk Award, a Chicago Tribune Innovator Award, the Bob Briner Impact Award, and more. As an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago, he led an eight-year rebuild of the Loyola Phoenix, culminating in an award for Best College Weekly Newspaper in the Nation from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Kristine Gill

Kritine Gill is a recovering newspaper journalist working in media
relations for a Florida law enforcement agency. Her journalism
experience includes various freelance gigs covering personal
finance, home trends and workplace issues for Real Simple, and Fortune. She also worked as a Breaking news
reporter for Naples Daily News covering higher education, the
city of Naples, breaking news, crime and general features.
Kristine pens a biweekly newsletter called On The Record,
featuring Q&As with reporters who explain how they got their
stories. She is also the founder of the Naples Writers’
Workshop, a community of writers in Southwest Florida
working to hone their fiction skills.

Larry Edelman

Larry Edelman is a financial columnist and associate editor of The Boston Globe. Over the course of two stints (1989-1999 and 2015-present), he has also worked as a tech reporter, the business editor, and deputy managing editor for news. Before returning to the Globe, Larry was a senior deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he was responsible for real-time coverage of markets and finance, and assisted with planning and editing of the Money & Investing section. Prior to the Journal, he spent 10 years at Bloomberg News as investing team leader, senior enterprise editor, and managing editor for investing and real estate. From 1999 to 2003, Larry got some real-world experience as vice president of investor relations at John Hancock Financial Services, where he worked on the company’s initial public offering, wrote earnings releases and investor presentations, and helped manage relationships with analysts and investors.


Janet Guyon

An internationally recognized editor, Janet is best known for her ability to merge the worlds of digital media and traditional journalism. Formerly editor-in-chief of Jim Cramer’s, Janet Guyon spent the bulk of her career at The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg, where she ran as its general manager. She has run digital operations at Dow Jones and IAC, was technology editor at Quartz and served as a senior editor at She most recently graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School, where she was a Global Law Fellow and member of the Dean’s Leadership Council.

Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver is the Editor-in-chief of Investopedia. He serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Caleb’s career in business news began at Bloomberg, where he worked as a senior television producer. Caleb then joined CNN, serving as a Senior Producer for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, as well as the Executive Producer of He then returned to CNN as the Director of US business news before leaving in 2014 to form Frog Pond Productions, a digital production and consulting company. Caleb joined Investopedia in January 2016 as the VP of Content, and is frequently featured as a markets, economic and consumer trends expert on NBC, MSNBC, ABC Radio, Marketplace Radio and Cheddar TV, in addition to markets commentary in his daily newsletters. His awards include a Peabody, EPPY, SABEW Best in Business, and two Emmy nominations.

Evan Dammarell

Evan Dammarell is an experienced media professional who
has covered the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA as a whole
for the last several years. Currently serving as a contributor
at Forbes and an editor for SB Nation’s Fear the Sword,
Evan has worked with several other publications covering
the NBA, such as Hashtag Basketball, ClutchPoints, and
FanSided. Evan also serves as a co-host and producer for
Locked on Cavs, part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
Born, raised, and based in Cleveland, the Cavaliers and
sports journalism have been both his area of expertise
and his passion for the better part of his life.

Dana Blankenhorn

Dana Blankenhorn has been a working business journalist since 1978, when he graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School. He has been working as a freelancer since 1983 and covers business and technology. Dana has written several books on technology and covered a wide range of beats including education, e-commerce, blockchain, and renewable energy.
His work has appeared in publications including the Chicago Tribune, Interactive Age, InvestorPlace, and Yahoo Finance.