Charissa Thompson is a well-known American TV host and sportscaster. Charissa is best recognized for her work experience as a sportscaster with NBC and Fox Sports 1. With Charrisa’s more than a decade of contribution to the news industry she has been able to earn a huge net worth.
Charissa Thompson began career at a young age
Charissa Jean Thompson was born on May 4, 1982, in Seatle, Washington. She aspired to become a broadcaster from her early age. She completed her schooling from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington.
Charissa first enrolled to Washington State University but she later moved to University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with B.A degree in Law and Society. She is a 2004 graduate.
Currently the NFL sideline reporter for Fox and college football and basketball games reporter for Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net, Thompson started her journey as a broadcaster in an Atlantic City lottery show. She appeared as the host of the lottery show from 2002 to 2006.
Charissa Thompson’s Fox Sports career
For Charissa’s sideline reporting in the television show Shaq Vs., she was listed as a reporter for NHL on Versus in 2009. She has hosted FSN’s Toughest Cowboy and has co-hosted Big Saturday Night on GSN.
In 2010, Thompson covered Vancouver Olympic Winter Games for Yahoo! Sports and also joined in NFL Networks’ NFL Now Updates.
Thompson has been associated with the Yahoo! Sports, as the network has assigned her on covering some major tournaments including the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, BCS National Championship 2011, Super Bowl in Texas and NBA All-Star Game.
Charissa joined ESPN in 2011, as a co-host to the show Number Never Lie. After which she was chosen to host on SportsNation and ESPN First Take. She left the channel in 2013 to return to Fox Sports.
Charissa had joined the television show Extra to co-host the show along with Mario Lopez and Tracy Edmonds, she left the show after three years of her service to re-join Fox Sports.
Thompson joined ABC’s reality TV series Splash as a co-host beside actor Joey Lawrence in the year 2013. In the year 2016, Thompson was announced as a host to be, in Netflix reality show Ultimate Beastmaster.
Does Charissa Thompson have a boyfriend?
Thompson was married when she was around the age of 25. Even though the marriage is now over, Charissa does not prefer revealing her ex-husband’s name.
The famous sportscaster was then romantically linked with the basketball player, Jay Williams. This relationship also couldn’t work too long. But Jay William is reported to be one of Thompson’s best friends and they had ended their relationship in good terms.
So is there anything the audience could expect from the two? Well, the answer is ‘not yet’. Charissa has been blaming her work as one of the reasons her relationships don’t work. It might be partially true because the time she has invested in work has led her to accumulate a net worth of $3 million, which is definitely not bad.