CNBC reporter Thomas named LinkedIn’s top retail voice
CNBC.com retail reporter Lauren Thomas has been named the top voice in retail in 2018 by LinkedIn, reports Joseph Milord of LinkedIn.
Milord writes, “What she talks about: Very few major stories within the retail industry pass without Thomas addressing her audience on LinkedIn. From FAO Schwarz making its New York comeback to Amazon testing brick and mortar, Thomas is constantly detailing her own reporting and adding behind-the-scenes snapshots of her travels in between.
“Favorite conversation starter: In September, Thomas reported how Sears tried to avoid bankruptcy, prompting a lively discussion among mostly finance and retail professionals about how the century-old retailer had arrived at the precipice of its demise.
“When she does her best work: ‘I know it might sound crazy to some people, but I think I do my best writing around 5 or 6 in the morning. When I wake up with a fresh mind, hopefully I’ve gotten enough sleep, and it’s easier for me to concentrate without so many distractions,’ Thomas tells LinkedIn. ‘When the stock market opens at 9:30 am ET (at least for me at CNBC), things can get hectic, and it’s harder to focus on bigger stories.'”
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