Anne Thompson makes her second appearance as a reporter with NBC Olympics, previously serving in the same role at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Thompson is currently NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent, and notably has covered Pope Francis’ papal tour, the United States-China climate deal, and the BP oil spill. Her reports appear across all platforms of NBC News, including NBC Nightly News, TODAY, and MSNBC.

Thompson previously served as the chief financial correspondent for NBC News, reporting on financial and economic news. In 2000, Thompson was NBC News’ lead correspondent covering the Bill Bradley and John McCain campaigns. Thompson first joined NBC News in 1997 as a national correspondent, reporting on a variety for “Nightly News,” “TODAY” and MSNBC.

Fast Facts

  • 2nd Olympics overall with NBC Sports, previously serving as reporter at the Rio Olympics
  • NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent.
  • Thompson’s reports appear across all NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, TODAY, MSNBC and
  • In 2006, Thompson 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.
  • Thompson 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 in 2004.
  • Received seven Emmy Awards while at WDIV for a variety of stories.
  • Previous roles include: general assignment reporter for WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit, (1986-1997); consumer reporter at KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Mo. (1983-1986); general assignment reporter at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. (1979 to 1983).