Georgie Thompson is considered to be 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 when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having finished her education with 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 now since covered many 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 actually is additionally a keen surfer plus an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule does not enable her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But once she does get the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete however its only with herself. Playing at a competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she gets disappointed if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among the top 100 Sexisiest Women from 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 early age. Additionally, it 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. Though she feels that the property is substantially large as she’s not married and doesn’t have any kids, this has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the exact property is now valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not consider herself to be very 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 has now started looking at other investment options too keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses whenever she gets children.
She has also picked up a comprehensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that with a family history of cancer she did not want to put a price on her health.
Although she loves making 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 sure there’s a steady stream of income coming in from other sources like event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.