Landon Thomas, Jr. is a reporter for Business Day. Mr. Thomas joined The New York Times in November 2002 from the New York Observer, where he was a staff reporter since September 2000, responsible for all business finance coverage for the publication.
Previously Mr. Thomas was a staff writer for SmartMoney magazine from January 1999 to August 2000. In this position he covered financial business issues, from features to smaller beat stories.
From 1994 to 1998 Mr. Thomas was a portfolio manager for Morgan Stanley Asset Management, handling portfolio investments in the Middle East. From 1992 to 1994 he was a staff economist and institutional salesman for Global Securities in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was responsible for macro-economic coverage and analysis of the Turkish economy.
From 1990 to 1992 Mr. Thomas was editor of Info Brazil, a quarterly political economic newsletter on Brazil, and he held two stints as staff reporter with Dateline Turkey, an English language weekly, in 1985 and 1988.
Mr. Thomas received his B.A. in political science from Middlebury College in 1987. In 1991 he received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies.