Charissa Thompson Profile
Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster working for FOX Sports serving as the host of FOX NFL KICKOFF. She previously worked at Versus and Yahoo Sports.
Charissa Thompson Education
Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, was her alma mater. Thompson relocated to California to pursue a community college education and obtain a California residency. Later, she transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a B.A. in Law and Society in 2004.
Thompson has clarified that she did not attend Washington State University (WSU) and instead attended a community college in California before transferring to UC Santa Barbara. Thompson received an email from Sports Illustrated prior to her sports broadcasting career offering her the opportunity to appear in body paint in a Swimsuit Issue.
Charissa Thompson Career
Thompson serves as the host of FOX NFL KICKOFF, the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into FOX NFL SUNDAY. Thompson, who is in the prime of an incredible career that began in 2006 as an assistant in the FOX Sports human resources department, has been one of the faces of FS1 since the network’s launch in August 2013. After finishing her HR duties for the day, she went to the network’s highlights department for a crash course in cutting and organizing game clips and logging videotape.
In 2007, after discovering a passion for television production, she applied for and was hired as a production assistant at FOX Sports Net Rocky Mountain. She got her first on-air break in Denver as a fill-in host for the channel’s Saturday evening Colorado Rockies all-access show.
Thompson was approached by FOX executives about a role 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. For the next two years, she was a regular host on the show, as well as a sideline reporter for both FOX NFL and the Big Ten Network.
Quick Facts About Charissa Thompson
|42 years old as of 2024
|$1 Million – $5 Million
Thompson left FOX Sports in 2010 and worked as a host for both Versus and Yahoo Sports. She hosted Versus’ NHL studio coverage and recorded web videos for the popular Yahoo platform, where she 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 for the network’s newly conceived afternoon show, “Numbers Never Lie.”
Thompson moved to the popular “SportsNation” in July 2012, where she had a successful run until she left the network in May 2013 to return to Los Angeles for the launch of FS1. Thompson, a sports fan at heart, has demonstrated impressive versatility in crossing over into the entertainment realm of television.
In June 2014, she was named a permanent co-host for the evening Hollywood news magazine “Extra” after a series of part-time opportunities. In that capacity, she taped episodes at Universal Studios while also regularly staffing award shows and other celebrity gatherings.
She worked as a nanny, a sales associate at Nordstrom, a waitress at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, a barista at Starbucks, and ran her own coffee stand in Los Angeles during her high school and college years. 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.
Charissa Thompson Age
Thompson is 42 years old as of 2024. She was born on 4 May 1982 in Seattle, Washington, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 4 May every year.
Charissa Thompson Height
Thompson stands at a height of 5 feet 8 ½ inches(1.75 m).
Charissa Thompson Family
Thompson was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, United States. She is the daughter of Cathy Thompson her mother and her father, Scott Thompson. Tyson, her brother, was a baseball player at Washington State.
Charissa Thompson Husband|wedding
Thompson currently resides in Malibu, California. Kyle Thousand, a sports agent, proposed to her in January 2020. She and Thousand will tie the knot on December 30, 2020. She was 25 at the time of her previous marriage. She enjoys yoga, running, interior decorating, boating, and water sports in her spare time.
Charissa Thompson Salary
Being one of the top sports analysts for FOX Sports, Thompson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Charissa Thompson’s Net Worth
Thompson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Charissa Thompson Deadspin
Her new hair color drew the attention of some sports blogs, including Deadspin, which ran an article titled “Charissa Thompson Continues Down Suicidal Path to Frumpyville.” Thompson quickly returned to her natural blond hair color. In an interview with HBO in 2016, she recalled the incident. Outside of the scope of this incident, Thompson’s sex appeal has been discussed by a number of media outlets since.
Charissa Thompson Leak
In July 2018, Charissa’s personal iCloud account was hacked and her nude photos and videos were leaked to the public.
Charissa Thompson SuperBowl
In January 2011, Charissa enclosed the Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas, for Yahoo! Sports and later for the NBA All-Star Game for Yahoo! Sports. Charissa also enclosed the NHL All-Star Game for Versus on January 30, 2011.
Charissa Thompson FOX Sports
At FOX Sports Thompson works alongside;
- Jon Paul Morosi
- Curt Menefee
- Urban Meyer
- Matt Millen
- Joy Taylor
- Nick Swisher
- Clay Travis
- Mariano Trujillo
- Michael Vick
- Michael Strahan
- Nick Wright
- Katie Witham
- Dave Wannstedt
- Sara Walsh
- Jonathan Vilma