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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Investors are expected to grill JPMorgan's CEO at its yearly shareholder's meeting in Tampa, Florida over the more than $2 billion in trading loses. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the details. Also, Robert Lowenstein, BusinessWeek contributor and Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners, discuss the fallout of the bungled trade and Wall Street's game of risk.
CNBC's Mary Thompson and Jim Cramer report on JP Morgan's stunning admission of huge losses at the bank. Also, discussing what's causing the stall on Capitol Hill, with Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal; Bill Hennessy, St. Louis Tea Party founder; and Joy Reid, TheGrio.com.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the Fed's approval for U.S. bank acquisitions for China.