Georgie Thompson is regarded as just about the most popular anchorwoman of sky sports news. Born in September 1977, she presents the 3-7pm slot on Sky Sports News.
A sportswoman herself, she’s represented England in international junior tennis championships while she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having completed her education from the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She shifted from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has now since covered numerous sporting events like the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She is additionally a confident surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule doesn’t permit her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But when she does get the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete however its just with herself. Having played at the competitive level for nearly 12 times each year in the past, she gets disappointed if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had humble beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very young age. It also ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She’s the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is considerably large as she is not married and does not have any kids, it has been a huge gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing around 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson doesn’t consider herself to be really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make all the crucial decisions for her. Having concentrated on property for some time, she’s now started looking at other investment options as well keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses for when she has children.
She has also picked up an extensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that having a family history of cancer she did not desire to put a price on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are not a popular pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she set up a private limited company for herself a few years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes certain there’s a steady stream of income coming in from other sources like event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.