Georgie Thompson is regarded as just about the most popular 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 many sports activities including 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 enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule does not enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once 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 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 in the Word by way of 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 the very early age. It also ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She is now the happy owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is substantially large as she is not married and does not have any kids, this has been a huge 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 to be really 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 has now thought about other investment options too 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 gets 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 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 several years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes sure there’s a steady stream of income coming in from other sources like event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.