Anne Thompson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Oct, 2021
Facts of Anne Thompson
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Anne Thompson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States of America
Ethnicity white
Net Worth N/A
Salary $300k per year
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children N/A
Education New York University
Awards Gerald Loeb Award
TV Show NBC Nightly News
Books The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars
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Anne Thompson is a journalist working as Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent for NBC News. She has covered the Catholic Church and Environmental and Economic issues. She is the winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award and was honored with seven Emmy Awards.

Early Life and Education

Thompson was born in New York City, New York, U.S. She is American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Thompson grew up and got her education in Europe. She attended the International School of Brussels in Belgium. She received her high school diploma from the high school.

Thompson then moved to the University Of Notre Dame, where she was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2010. She graduated from the University with a Bachelor's degree of Arts in American Studies.

Early Career

Thompson started her journalism career in 1979. She worked for WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana serving as a general assignment reporter from 1979 to 1983. She then worked as a consumer reporter for NBC affiliate, KSDK-TV in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1983 for about three years.

After gaining huge experiences from the work, Thompson moved to NBC affiliate WDIV-TV in Detroit in 1986. There, she worked as a general assignment reporter for 11 years.

She was honored with seven Emmy Awards for a variety of stories that include her coverage of the Jessica DeBoer custody battle, a profile of Kirk Kerkorian, and his attempted takeover of Chrysler.

NBC Career

Thompson joined NBC News as a National Correspondent in 1997. She reported a variety of stories including Daimler Benz's takeover of Chrysler and the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. She became Chief Financial Correspondent in March 2005.

She was Chief Financial Correspondent covering issues like the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina and the Martha Stewart trials.

Thompson served as NBC News' lead correspondent in 2000. She covered the presidential campaigns of hopeful Democratic Senator Bill Bradley and hopeful Republican Senator John McCain. She has also covered a variety of national stories during that time.

Thompson became Chief Environmental Correspondent in April 2007. She has covered many economic and environmental issues and covers the Catholic Church including former Pope, Benedict XVI, and current Pope, Francis. Her reports appear all across the platforms of NBC News including, NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC and

Personal Life and Affairs

Talking about her personal life, she might be married. Despite her massive popularity, she has not yet disclosed many things about her personal life to the public. She has not revealed about having a husband in the past.

Thompson has diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. According to her, her work at NBC is part of the cure.

The journalist is also very fond of animals. She loves the dog most and even owns one named Ross.

Net worth

Thompson is among the top paid journalists in NBC News. She earns a decent salary from her working career and has maintained an excellent net worth in her life. Her salary can be around $300k per year. 


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