Georgie Thompson is considered to be one of 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 when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having completed her education from the University of Leeds where she studied 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 since covered many sporting events including the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, America’s Cup and the Race of Champions. She is also a keen surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule does not permit her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when she does get the time 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 amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by the British Men’s 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. It also ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She is now the proud owner of a there bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is considerably large as she is not married and does not have any kids, it has been a big gain for her from 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 father’s advice, she lets her financial advisors make all the important decisions for her. Having concentrated on property for a long time, she has now started looking at other investment options as well keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses such as education expenses for when she has children.
She has also invested in a comprehensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that with a family history of cancer she did not want to put a price on her health.
Although she loves making money, handling money and number crunching are 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 is a steady stream of income coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.