Georgie Thompson is considered to be 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 studied Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She shifted 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 as well as the Race of Champions. She actually is also a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule does not permit her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But when 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 each year in the past, she feels dissatisfied 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 the very early age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She is the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is substantially large as she is not married and does not have 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 property is now valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not consider herself for being really 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 under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for significant future expenses such as education expenses for when she gets children.
She has also invested in a comprehensive insurance plan 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 desire to put a value 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 such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.