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’s represented England in international junior tennis championships while she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having completed her education with the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began her career being a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered numerous sports activities 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 also a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda doesn’t enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its just with herself. Playing at a competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she gets dissatisfied if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted amongst 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 the very young age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She’s now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that the property is substantially large as she is not married and doesn’t have kids, this has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment point of view. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson doesn’t consider herself for being really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make every one of the important decisions on her behalf. Having focused on property for a long time, she has now started looking at other investment options too keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for significant future expenses like education expenses for when she has children.
She has also invested in an extensive 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 want to put a value on her health.
Although she loves making 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 is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.