NBC Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent
From 9/11 to Environmental Disasters: Our World of Risk
Raised and educated in Europe, Anne Thompson received her high school diploma from the International School of Brussels in Belgium. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts in American studies.
After stints as a reporter in South Bend, Indiana, St. Louis, and Detroit, Thompson joined NBC News as a national correspondent in 1997. Besides winning multiple Emmy awards over the years for a variety of stories, in 2006 she received the prestigious Gerald Loeb award, and she was part of the “Nightly News” team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism award and the Emmy award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In 2004, she was awarded the Gerald Loeb award for distinguished business and financial journalism for a series of reports that aired on “Nightly News” on the jobless economic recovery.
Since March 2005, Thompson has been chief financial correspondent reporting on financial and economic news for NBC News. Thompson has reported on the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the increased cost of health care and its impact on the economy, alternative fuel vehicles, identity theft, and the politics of the credit card industry.
Anne Thompson was named NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent in April 2007.