Lou Carlozo is an award-winning journalist who served for 16 years as a Chicago Tribune Staff Writer, Editor, writing coach and columnist. There he wrote the popular syndicated DVD column "On the Small Screen," and "The Recession Diaries," which covered personal finance. In 2009, he began working at AOL, rising to the rank of Managing Editor at the WalletPop personal finance site. Now he covers personal finance for the wealthy at Reuters Wealth, and is also the author of a journalism textbook. He lives in Chicago with his wife Amy and their two children, just a long fly ball from Wrigley Field. He also contributes to a number of national publications as a music journalist, including Downbeat and Christian Century, where he serves as lead music critic.
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