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.
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JPMorgan is suspending its buyback program but intends to maintain its dividend, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports JPM's CEO, Jamie Dimon will give a keynote speech to analyst and institutional shareholders this morning at the Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference, and has an update on the credentials of the former risk officer at the unit responsible for the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan.
Benmosche acknowledged this request in an interview with CNBC’s Mary Thompson after Wednesday’s annual meeting. Benmosche has been battling cancer, and had agreed to stay to the end of this year. Now he’s ready to stay longer.
The Department of Justice is now investigating the big trading loss at JPMorgan, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington president and John Liu, New York City Comptroller, also share perspective on JPMorgan's loss and the role of its CEO Jamie Dimon.