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Mary Thompson

CNBC Reporter

Mary Thompson joined CNBC in 2000 as a general assignment reporter. She has covered a wide range of stories for CNBC, including the 2008 financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina from along the Gulf Coast and the mutual fund industry's market-timing scandal in 2003.

Thompson has reported extensively on the banking and insurance industries, executive pay and the stock market from the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ MarketSite. She also appears on NBC's "Today" and "Weekend Nightly News."

In 2010, Thompson received a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for breaking news coverage of the Bernard Madoff scandal. In 2005, she received a National Headliner Award for her reporting on price fixing in the insurance industry.

Prior to joining CNBC, Thompson worked for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, from 1992 to 2000, covering the stock market from the New York Stock Exchange and anchoring special coverage of Federal Reserve meetings. She also worked as a print reporter for Bloomberg, from 1991 to 1992, covering small banks and retailers.

Before joining Bloomberg, Thompson worked at Fidelity Investments in a variety of sales positions.

Thompson holds a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

Follow Mary Thompson on Twitter @MThompsonCNBC.

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  • Goldman Sachs Controlling Costs Through Pay Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs reported better than expected second quarter earnings helped in large part by strict cost controls, something the firm said will continue to play a key role in its profitability in the coming quarters.

  • JPMorgan Breaks New Ground on 'Clawback' Front Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan is the first major company to clawback pay from senior executives linked to the nearly $6 billion dollars in trading losses at its Chief Investment Office

  • NY Fed Responds to Libor Request     Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the New York Fed raised concerns about the calculation of Libor and pushed for changes as far back as 2008.