Mary Thompson is leaving CNBC
Mary Thompson, a reporter at CNBC for the past 16 years, is leaving the business news network.
Her last day is July 1.
In an email to Talking Biz News, Thompson wrote, “I have had the privilege of working at CNBC for 16 years and in journalism for 25 years. The decision to leave was mine, and was made because I feel it is a good time to start a new phase of my career. Where that leads me has yet to be determined and I will take the next few months to focus on those next steps.”
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.