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.


  • Super Bowl Smackdown: Why Boston is Best Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    New England Patriot fans

    Boston is no New York, and those of us who cherish the city's impossible to imitate accents, and impossible to replace treasures like Fenway Park and the Esplanade are glad for that. Having transformed itself from an economy dependent on textiles and manufacturing, Boston's my bet for a better place to do business.

  • Regional Fed Presidents Disclose Holdings Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    In response to media requests, and as part of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to be more transparent, the twelve presidents of the regional Federal Reserve Banks have provided financial disclosures that are available, upon request, from the institutions they run.

  • Pandit, Gorman on Future of Financials     Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    Citigroup's Vikram Pandit and Morgan Stanley's James Gorman spoke to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo in Davos, offering their views on the business environment and headwinds facing their companies. CNBC's Mary Thompson shares highlights.