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 while she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having finished 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 numerous 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 confident surfer plus an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule doesn’t enable her to spend much 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. Having played at a competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in past times, she feels dissatisfied 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 modest beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very young age. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She is 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 kids, it has been a huge gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing around 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the exact property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson doesn’t 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 focused on property for a long time, she’s now thought about other investment options as well keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for major future expenses such as education expenses whenever she has children.
She has also picked up a comprehensive insurance policy 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 did not desire to put a price 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 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 revenue arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.