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.

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  • Madoff's Brother Pleads Guilty  Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Peter Madoff

    Three years to the day his older brother was sentenced to 150 years in prison, Peter Madoff  pleaded guilty to two charges linked to Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

  • Peter Madoff Expected to Plead Guilty  Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, is expected to plead guilty later today to securities fraud for his role in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Corporate America Preps for Pending 'Fiscal Cliff' Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 12:56 PM ET

    If corporate America is worried about the pending “fiscal cliff” they are keeping pretty mum about it. It may be firms are saving any statements about how this might impact their business when they report their second quarter results.