Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster serving for Fox Sports. She previously worked for ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network.
Charissa Thompson’s Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Education, Height
The 38-years-of-age media personality was born as raised as Charissa Jean Thompson on 4 May 1982 in Seattle, Washington, the United States. She is the youngest of three children of her parents, Scott Thompson and Cathy Thompson.
Charissa Thompson wishes Mother’s Day to her mom on 11 May 2020 (Charissa’s Instagram)
About 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68 meters) tall in height, Charissa wanted to become a broadcaster from an early age. For her early education, she attended Inglemoor High school in Kenmore, Washington. Later on, she moved to California and joined community college. Eventually, Charissa transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with a B.A. in Law and Society in 2004.
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Media Career: ESPN, Fox Sports
In the early part of her career, Charissa appeared on various college sports shows on Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net (FSN) when she joined the network in 2007. Soon, she became a National Football League (NFL) sideline reporter for NFL on Fox.
Back in 2010, She covered the FIFA World Cup in South Africa for Yahoo! Sports. It was later in June 2011 when Charissa joined ESPN. Immediately, she co-hosted the show, Numbers Never Lie, with Michael Smith which debuted on 12 September 2011. Charissa was the co-host of SportsNation along with Marcellus Wiley until her departure from ESPN for Fox Sports in June 2013.
Charissa Thompson returned to Fox Sports in 2013 (Charissa’s Instagram)
Upon her return to Fox Sports, she became the host of Fox Sports Live on the new Fox Sports 1 network on 17 August 2013. Moreover, she also presented for Fox NFL Kickoff.
Net Worth & Earnings
For her incredible career in sports broadcasting, Charissa Thompson bags a handy net worth of $3 million. Besides, she receives an annual salary of $700k that boosts her professional earning.
Charissa Thompson driving her Mercedes on 28 August 2018 (Charissa’s Instagram)
The stylish media personality with a beautiful haircut also has an endorsement deal with Mercedes and is a brand ambassador. Back in August 2018, she was gifted an expensive car by Mercedes.
Charissa Thompson’s Relationship Timeline: Husband? Engaged? Dating?
To the recent, Charissa Thompson enjoys an engaged life with her boyfriend, Kyle Thousand. Kyle is the Managing Director of Baseball at Roc Nation Sports and a former MLB player for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Charissa shared her engagement news with Kyle on her Instagram account on 2 January 2020, after she replied ‘Yes’ to his proposal amidst the serenity of Princeville Resort in Hanalei Bay.
Charissa Thompson got engaged to her boyfriend Kyle Thousand on 2 January 2020 (Charissa’s Instagram)
Before dating Kyle, Charissa was in a relationship with an ESPN analyst and the former NBA player, Jay Williams in 2013. As per the Wiki sources, the couple dated for two years before parting ways with one another in 2015. The real reason for their break up never surfaced on media sources.
Charissa was once married when she was 25. Although the details of her ex-husband remain confined, she accepted that marriage was one of the biggest mistakes of her life. She had to later divorce her husband before hooking up with Jay.
Some Interesting Facts About Charissa Thompson
- Prior to her sports broadcasting career, Charissa received an email from Sports Illustrated, offering her to appear in body paint in a Swimsuit Issue.
- Besides NFL, Charissa has covered a lot of other sports like NBA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, auto racing, and rodeo.
- Charissa covered red-carpet events for movie premieres (Juno; Lions for Lambs; Love in the Time of Cholera), and also covered JazzFest 2008.
- Back in January 2018, nude photos of Charissa were leaked online after her iCloud account was hacked. She shortly thereafter sought legal action.