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.