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 from the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She shifted from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has now since covered numerous 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 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 when she does find the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete but now its just with herself. Having played at a competitive level for nearly 12 times each year in the past, she feels disappointed if she does not 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 value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very early age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She’s now the happy owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is considerably large as she’s not married and doesn’t have any kids, this has been a big gain for her from a purely investment point of view. Initially costing around 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the exact property is currently 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 all the important decisions on her behalf. Having concentrated on property for a long time, she has now started looking at other investment options as well keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for significant future expenses such as education expenses whenever she has children.
She has also picked up an extensive 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 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 a few years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes sure there’s a steady stream of income arriving in from other sources like event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.