Georgie Thompson is regarded as just about 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 completed her education from the University of Leeds where she studied Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career being a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has now 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 actually is also a confident surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule does not enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its only with herself. Having played at the competitive level for nearly 12 times each year in the past, she feels dissatisfied if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women from the Word by way of the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had humble 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 happy owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is substantially large as she’s not married and does not have any kids, it has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing around 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the exact property is now valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson doesn’t consider herself for being very good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make every one of the important decisions for her. Having focused on property for some time, she has now thought about other investment options too 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 has children.
She has also picked up an extensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that with a family history of cancer she would not want to put a value on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are usually not a popular 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 sure there is a steady stream of income coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.