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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  • Beige Book Results Mixed     Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Mary Thompson, with details on the beige book release and what it indicates about the economy and the markets.

  • Third Madoff Auction Nets $500,000 Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The third auction of Bernie and Ruth Madoff's personal items brought in a hefty half a million dollars that will distributed to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

  • Loyal3 Sells Loyalty     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    Investors can buy stock directly from participating companies websites or Facebook pages on Loyal3, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.