Georgie Thompson is considered to be 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 has represented England in international junior tennis championships when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having completed her education from the University of Leeds where she learnt 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 since covered numerous sports activities including the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She is additionally a confident surfer plus an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly tight agenda doesn’t enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when she does find the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete however its just with herself. Having played at the competitive level for almost 12 times in a year in the past, she feels 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 humble beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the importance of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very young age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She’s the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Although she feels that this property is substantially large as she is not married and does not have kids, this has been a big gain for her at a purely investment point of view. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the 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 every one of the crucial decisions for her. Having concentrated on property for a long time, she’s now started looking at other investment options too keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for significant future expenses like education expenses for when she gets children.
She has also picked up an extensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that having a family history of cancer she would not desire to put a value on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are usually not a favorite pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she put in place a private limited company for herself several years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes certain there is a steady stream of income coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.