Anne Thompson joined NBC News in 1997 and is currently based in New York. She reports on a variety of national stories for all NBC News broadcasts including Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Today and for MSNBC. According to the annual study conducted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Thompson was the most visible female correspondent on the nightly network broadcasts in 2002. She was the only female correspondent to make the list of the top ten most visible correspondents.
In 2000, Thompson was NBC News' lead correspondent covering the presidential campaigns of democratic hopeful Senator Bill Bradley and republican hopeful Senator John McCain. She has also covered a variety of national stories including filing reports on women in business, the birth of the McCaughey septuplets, the school shooting in Paducah, Ky., the Columbine school shooting and the attack on the World Trade Center. Most recently, Thompson has been covering economic issues.
Before being named an NBC News correspondent, Thompson had been an award-winning general assignment reporter for WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit, since 1986. While at WDIV, Thompson was honored with seven Emmy Awards for a variety of stories, including her coverage of the Jessica DeBoer custody battle, a profile of Kirk Kerkorian and his attempted takeover of Chrysler, a series on two serial killers in the Detroit area, and a report on the near riots that broke out following the Detroit Pistons' championship win in 1990.
From 1983 to 1986, Thompson was a consumer reporter at KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Mo. She began her broadcasting career at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind., where she served as a general assignment reporter from 1979 to 1983.
Raised and educated in Europe, 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.