Georgie thompson sky sports media report anchor person
Georgie Thompson is considered to be one of the most well-known 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 finished her education with the University of Leeds where she studied Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered many sports activities like the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup as well as the Race of Champions. She is also a keen surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule does not permit her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But when she does find the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete but now its only with herself. Playing at the competitive level for almost 12 times in a year in the past, she feels disappointed if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women from the Word by the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had modest beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at the very young age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She is the happy owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is considerably large as she is not married and doesn’t have kids, it has been a big gain for her from a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the property is now 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 on her behalf. Having focused on property for a long time, she’s now thought about other investment options as well keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for significant future expenses like education expenses whenever she gets children.
She has also invested in an extensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that with a family history of cancer she did not desire to put a value on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are not a favorite 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 sure there’s a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources like event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.