Georgie Thompson is regarded as 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 started her career being a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered many sporting events like the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She is also a confident surfer plus an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda doesn’t permit her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But once she does find the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete but now its only with herself. Having played at a competitive level for almost 12 times in a year in the past, she feels disappointed if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among 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 importance of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very early age. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She’s now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is considerably large as she’s not married and doesn’t have kids, this has been a big gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the exact property is now 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 thought about other investment options as well 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 invested in an extensive 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 price on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are not a favorite pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she put in place a private limited company for herself a few years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes sure there is a steady stream of income coming in from other sources like event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.