Anne Thompson (journalist)

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Anne Thompson is an American journalist, working for NBC News as Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent. She covers the Catholic Church and Environmental and Economic issues.[1]


Thompson began her journalism career in 1979 working for WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana where she was from 1979—1983 and then a consumer reporter for NBC affiliate KSDK-TV in Saint Louis, Missouri, from 1983–1986, and NBC affiliate WDIV-TV in Detroit from 1986–1997.

She first joined NBC News in 1997 as a National correspondent. From March 2005–April 2007 she was Chief Financial Correspondent, covering issues such as the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina and the Martha Stewart trials. In April 2007 she became Chief Environmental correspondent and has covered many economic and environmental issues, particularly the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She also covers the Catholic Church including former Pope Benedict XVI and current Pope Francis.

She was awarded the 2017 Rachel Carson Award by the Audubon Society for her investigative journalism on the BP spill and on climate change.[2]


  1. ^ "Anne Thompson". NBC News. 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  2. ^ "The Rachel Carson Award Honorees". Audubon Society. Retrieved 17 November 2018.