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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Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the debt ratings of 15 major international banks and securities firms on Thursday, a move that could cost the banks billions of dollars in extra collateral.
Moody’s could downgrade the debt ratings of as many as 15 global investment banks after the closing bell today.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs and Mary Thompson report weak economic data moved European markets lower as U.S. investors get defensive. Also, David Leduc, BNY Mellon, discusses whether euro zone finance ministers will approve a plan to rescue Spain.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon discusses his Senate testimony and how his company has dealt with its $2 billion trading loss, as well as steps taken to avoid similar losses in the future. "We're doing a real review," he says. "We will take the right actions at the right time."
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.