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.


  • Investing in America, Betting on Banks Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 4:14 PM ET

    A bet on banks is a bet on the U.S. economy. The reasons are pretty simple, banks are levered to the economy through their exposure to big and small businesses, real estate and the consumer

  • An Early Read on 2011’s Top 5 Paid CEOs Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Philippe Dauman

    Financial firms continue to take flack for what many see as the outsized compensation they pay, but an early look at CEO pay for 2011 shows the biggest paychecks were doled out to the top executives at entertainment firms.

  • Next Week's Earnings Preview     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports a barrage of big earnings and economic data is due out next week, and discusses what it could mean for the rally and your wallet, with Stephanie Link, The Street, and Quint Tatro, Tatro Capital.