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 when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having finished her education from the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began her career being a production assistant for GMTV.
She shifted from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered numerous sporting events 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 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 time to hit the courts, she does compete however its just with herself. Having played at a competitive level for nearly 12 times each year in the past, she feels dissatisfied if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted among 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 early age. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She is the happy owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Although she feels that this property is substantially 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 exact property is now valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not consider herself to be really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make every one of the crucial decisions for her. Having concentrated on property for some time, she’s now thought about other investment options as well keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses for when 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 quite expensive, she realized that with 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 favorite pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she set up a private limited company for herself several years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes certain there is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.