Charissa Thompson Biography
Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster working for Fox Sports working as the host of FOX NFL KICKOFF, the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into FOX NFL SUNDAY.
How old is Charissa Thompson? – Age
She is 39 years old as of 4 May 2021. She was born in 1982 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Her real name is Charissa Jean Thompson.
Charissa Thompson Family
Thompson grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he was born. She was the youngest of three children and understood from an early age that she wanted to be a broadcaster.
Where did Charissa Thompson go to college? – Education
Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington was her alma mater. Thompson relocated to California in order to attend community college and obtain residency in the state. She went on to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a B.A. in Law and Society in 2004. Thompson has explained that she did not attend Washington State University (WSU) and instead attended a community college in California before transferring to UC Santa Barbara.
Did Charissa Thompson get married? – Husband
Thompson is a Malibu, California resident. Kyle Thousand, a sports agent, proposed to her in January 2020. On December 30, 2020, she and Thousand will tie the knot. She was previously married at the age of 25. Jay Williams, an ESPN analyst and former Chicago Bulls player, was another ex-boyfriend of hers. Thompson clarified her Wikipedia entry in 2019, stating that she was not a trapeze artist, as stated in the article.
What is Charissa Thompson’s salary?
Charissa earns an annual salary of $700,000.
Charissa Thompson Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
What happened to Carissa Thompson? – Career
Thompson, who started her career as an assistant in the FOX Sports human resources department in 2006, has been one of the faces of FS1 since the network’s premiere in August 2013. She went into the network’s highlights section for a crash lesson in trimming and arranging game footage and logging videotape after completing her everyday tasks in HR during the regular workday. She applied for and was hired as a production assistant at FOX Sports Net Rocky Mountain in 2007 after discovering a passion for a television production. She got her first on-air job as a fill-in host for the channel’s Saturday evening Colorado Rockies all-access show while in Denver.
Thompson was approached by FOX officials regarding a position on the network’s nationally syndicated show “Best Damn Sports Show Period,” which was filmed in Los Angeles, after demonstrating an almost instant comfort level in front of the camera. She was a frequent host on the show for the next two years, as well as making guest appearances as a sideline reporter for both FOX NFL and Big Ten Network.
After leaving FOX Sports in 2010, Thompson worked as a host for both Versus and Yahoo Sports. She hosted Versus’ NHL studio coverage and created web videos for the popular Yahoo platform, where she also led the site’s presence at high-profile events such as the 2010 Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl XLV, and the BCS National Championship.
She joined ESPN in August 2011 as one of the hosts of the network’s freshly planned afternoon show, “Numbers Never Lie,” after achieving success in both fields. She moved to the popular “SportsNation” in July 2012, where she had a great run until she departed the network in May 2013 to return to Los Angeles for the debut of FS1. Thompson, a sports lover at heart, has also demonstrated amazing adaptability in the entertainment sphere of television. In June 2014, she was named a permanent co-host for the nighttime Hollywood news magazine “Extra” after a series of part-time gigs. She taped episodes at Universal Studios while also often working award presentations and other celebrity gatherings in that role.
She worked as a babysitter, a Nordstrom sales assistant, a server at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, a Starbucks barista, and the owner of her own coffee stand in Los Angeles during her high school and college years. She enjoys yoga, running, home decorating, sailing, and water sports in her spare time. Thompson’s favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Ken Griffey Jr., her favorite movies are “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gangs of New York,” and her favorite musicians are Lionel Richie and Lenny Kravitz. Tyson, her brother, was a baseball player at Washington State.