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 has represented England in international junior tennis championships when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having finished her education with the University of Leeds where she studied Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered many sporting events including the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She actually is additionally a confident surfer plus an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule doesn’t enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its just with herself. Having played at a competitive level for almost 12 times in a year in the past, she gets disappointed if she does not level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had modest beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the importance 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’s the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is substantially large as she’s not married and does not have any kids, this has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment point of view. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not consider herself for being 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 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 significant future expenses like education expenses whenever she gets children.
This lady has also picked up a comprehensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that having a family history of cancer she would not want to put a price on her health.
Although she loves making 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 certain there is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.