Thom Blackett

  • Automotive data analyst
  • Senior road test editor for Autobytel
  • Freelance automotive writer



Thom Blackett's is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered the auto industry. His youthful passion for cars carried into adulthood when, in 2000, he was hired as a research analyst, collecting and disseminating information about new cars and trucks. By 2004 he had become associate editor of Autobytel, a website providing marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and purchase information to consumers, eventually becoming senior road test editor. In 2008 he resigned to become a freelance writer whose reviews and articles have been published on,, Kelley Blue Book, and elsewhere. In 2018 he became an automotive data analyst at DataOne Software.


  •  Bachelor's degree from the University of Maine

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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