Lou Carlozo

Expertise: Personal finance, Stock market, Investing
Title: Host, Bankadelic podcast
Education: National Louis University, Rutgers University
Location: Chicago, Illinois


  • Creator and host of Bankadelic podcast
  • Former positions include investment reporter for U.S. News & World Report; managing editor at AOL's Daily Finance; reporter for Reuters Money; and personal finance columnist for Chicago Tribune, Money Under 30, and DealNews
  • Professor of journalism at Loyola University for nine years


Lou Carlozo is a seasoned investment writer and reporter, with more than 30 years of experience, including regular stints at U.S. News, Reuters, GOBankingRates, and the Journal of Accountancy magazine.

Lou created the Recession Diaries column during his tenure at the Chicago Tribune, and while at AOL, he launched the Money College, a personal finance portal for students in higher ed and their families. He also conceived of the five-part series "Tuition Ignition," an in-depth and informative examination of skyrocketing student loan debt and tuition rates. During his time as an advisor to the student newspaper at Loyola University, the paper won the Best Weekly award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Lou is currently the host of Bankadelic, an unscripted podcast about banking. He is also editor in chief of Qwoted, a platform for business journalists.


Lou holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and a master's from National Louis University 

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