Who is Charissa Thompson?
Charissa Thompson is a renowned television host and sportscaster. She is perhaps best known for her role as the host of Fox Sports which is aired on the new Fox Sports 1 network. She was fortunate enough to be chosen to host the show, and it just so happened that the premiere of the show fell on August 17, 2013.
Before embarking on her current role, Thompson held several roles in some of the biggest media outlets in the country such as GSN, the Big Ten Network, and ESPN to mention a few. She co-hosted the syndicated entertainment news program Extra from 2014 to 2017.
Charissa Thompson is a Native of Washington
Thompson was born on May 4, 1982, in Seattle, Washington, United States. She is currently 41 years old.
Charissa Thompson Education
Being the youngest among three siblings, Charissa had a clear desire to become a television presenter from a young age. She enrolled at Inglemoor High School and later enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Law and Society.
Charissa Thompson Height
The Fox Sports journalist stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Charissa Thompson Husband
Thompson is not married at the moment. However, she was previously married to Kyle Thousand but they divorced. They married on December 30, 2020, and divorced in April 2022 citing irreconcilable differences.
Charissa Thompson’s Salary and Net Worth
Thompson earns approximately $500,000. Her wages have increased steadily over the years that she has worked in mainstream media. Throughout her career, Charissa has created a net worth of $3 million. Her job as a sports journalist has provided her with a stable source of income.
Charissa Thompson’s Career
Thompson has established herself as one of the best journalists in the United States. She serves as the host of FOX NFL KICKOFF. Thompson, who has reached the peak of an incredible career that debuted in 2006 as an assistant in the FOX Sports HR section, has been one of the voices of FS1 since the network’s premiere in August 2013.
After the graduation ceremony, she relocated to Los Angeles to work on the HR team at FOX Sports. She completed her regular HR tasks and went to the network’s highlights section for a crash lesson in trimming and arranging game footage and logging videotape.
Just like many other journalists, Charissa developed an interest in television production. She ended up applying for (in 2007) and was hired as a production assistant at FOX Sports Net Rocky Mountain. Her first on-air gig came as a stand-in host for the channel’s Saturday night Colorado Rockies all-access program while she was living in Denver.
Charissa developed an immediate ease in front of the camera and he honed his journalism skills. She received a call from FOX producers to work as the host of Best Damn Sports Show. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California.
She hosted the program consistently for the subsequent two years, in addition to occasionally appearing as a sideline reporter for Big Ten Network and FOX NFL.
After leaving FOX Sports in 2010, Thompson worked as a host for Versus and Yahoo Sports. Despite being a die-hard sports fan, Thompson has demonstrated an amazing ability to transition into the entertainment industry on television.