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Mary Thompson

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.

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  • Triple-digit gain for Dow

    CNBC's Mary Thompson is on the floor at the NYSE with what’s moving markets this morning.

  • Stocks modestly higher

    CNBC's Mary Thompson is on the floor at the NYSE with what’s moving markets this morning.

  • William Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    By: Jon Fortt

    New York Fed President William Dudley commented on economic data, and Brexit being a factor in the June rate hike decision. CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details.

  • Fed effect on markets

    CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at the day's market action including the reaction from the Federal Reserve minutes.

  • Stocks weaken post-Fed minutes

    CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at the market reaction to the Federal Reserve minutes.

  • Cashin:

    CNBC's Mary Thompson and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss current market levels, a sudden shift in yields, and oil above the $48 level.

  • NYSE working on resolving technical issue
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the affected stocks during a technical glitch at the NYSE.

  • Dow lower for 2nd day

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports from the trading floor with what’s moving markets this morning.

  • Fed comments spooks market

    CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at the day's market action including rate-hike comments from Federal Reserve officials leading the sell-off today.

  • Dow drops 200 points

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on factors pressuring the markets, including Fed’s non-voting members raising expectations of a rate hike this year.