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 with the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began her career as 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 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 time to hit the courts, she does compete however its only with herself. Having played at a competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she gets disappointed 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 importance of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very early age. It also ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She’s now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is substantially large as she is not married and does not have any kids, it has been a huge gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing around 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 for her. Having concentrated on property for some time, she’s now thought about other investment options too keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses such as education expenses whenever she has children.
This lady has also picked up a comprehensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that having a family history of cancer she would not want to put a value on her health.
Although she loves making money, handling money and number crunching are usually 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 sure there’s a steady stream of revenue coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.