Louise Story is a staff reporter for The New York Times. In 2014, she worked on a project about the rising use of shell companies to purchase high-end real estate. That project, which traced shell companies to places as far and wide as Malaysia, Russia, Mexico and China, can be read here. In 2012, she worked on a project about state and local business subsidies that was awarded the Silver Barlett & Steele award.Previously, Louise wrote about Wall Street and finance and was one of the lead reporters in chronicling the financial crisis of 2008. In that role, she contributed to a project that was a finalist for the 2010 Emmy Awards and one that was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. She has also been a finalist three times for the Gerald Loeb Award, and she was named one of the Huffington Post’s Game Changers for 2010.In 2011, she co-authored a series of stories on the lack of prosecutions related to the financial crisis and in 2010, she examined the advantages bankers enjoy over other investors and customers in the series “House Advantage.” Prior to covering Wall Street, Louise wrote about advertising and marketing for the Times and, in 2005, she spent several months studying the motherhood plans of Ivy League female students and wrote an article on that topic.Louise has been a frequent contributor to “The Takeaway,” a public radio program, the host of a recurring web video program for The Times and a guest on television networks like Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg Television and PBS.She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, The Orlando Sentinel and The Yale Daily News. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University and an M.B.A. and a B.A. in American Studies at Yale University.