|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 4, 1982 (41 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Sports commentator, Actor, and Presenter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Charissa Thompson’s net worth and salary
Charissa Thompson is an American Sports Analyst and Television Personality who has a net worth of $3 million. She works for Fox Sports as a sportscaster. Before now, Charissa held positions with the Big Ten Network, GSN, Versus, ESPN, and Versus.
Up until June 2013, when she switched from ESPN to Fox Sports, she co-hosted SportsNation with Marcellus Wiley. On August 17, 2013, when Fox Sports 1 launched, she was appointed the show’s host (the first day of Fox Sports 1).
Charissa served as another American host for Ultimate Beastmaster. At the syndicated entertainment news program Extra from 2014 to 2017, she served as a co-host.
Childhood and education
Charissa Thompson was raised in Seattle, Washington, where she was born on the 4th of May 1982. She was the youngest of three children and understood from an early age that she wanted to work in broadcasting. She went to Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington.
She migrated to California in order to enroll in community college and obtain California residency. Later, she changed schools and enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a B.A. in law and society in 2004.
While Sports Illustrated said that Charissa “left Washington State (WSU) to attend community college in California before transferring to UC Santa Barbara,” she has since made it clear that she never attended WSU.
In Malibu, California, Thompson resides. Kyle Thousand, a sports agent, proposed to her in January 2020. The union of She and Thousand took place on December 30, 2020.
In April 2022, it was announced that they were getting divorced after separating after one year together.
She was 25 years old when she got married for the first time. As an ESPN analyst and former Chicago Bulls player, Jay Williams, she has also been romantically linked.
In 2019, Thompson clarified that she was not a trapeze artist as the Wikipedia article had previously stated.
Following the hacking of her iCloud account in January 2018, Thompson’s nude images appeared online. The following day, Thompson filed a lawsuit. She spoke with The Athletic in June of that year and described the incident.
event. Furthermore, she can be seen in advertisements for her father’s car dealership on local television.
Charissa’s Profession as a Sports Broadcaster
Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net both have sports broadcasting careers (2007–2010)
Early in her career, Charissa made several appearances on Fox Sports Net and Big Ten Network’s collegiate sports programs (FSN).
In addition, She covered college basketball and football games for the two networks. She would continue in similar capacities as her career in sports journalism and media grew, eventually landing a job as a sideline reporter for NFL on Fox, covering the National Football League (NFL).
On numerous Big Ten Network programs, including Big Ten’s Best and Friday Night Tailgate, Charissa made appearances for the network.
She participated in Fox Sports Net’s The Baseball Report and The 2007 MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade on FSN (FSN).
Also, she made an appearance on The BCS Show and BCS Breakdown on FSN. Along with Chris Rose and John Salley, Charissa co-hosted The Greatest Damn Sports Show Period on FSN until 2009, when the program was terminated. The Toughest Cowboy rodeo program on FSN was also hosted by her.
Charissa finished her first season covering NFL games in the fall of 2008. To “free [herself] of the Barbie thing,” Thompson colored her hair black throughout the season because she is particularly blond.
Some sports blogs noticed her new hair color, and Deadspin published a story headlined “Charissa Thompson Continues Along Suicide Road to Frumpyville” about it.
Charissa quickly changed her hair color back to blond. In an interview with HBO in 2016, she spoke about the incident. Thompson’s sex appeal has since been discussed in many media sites, outside the context of this incident.
After departing from Fox Sports, Charissa Thompson returned in 2013 to be a part of the launch of Fox Sports 1 (FS1).
Her initial role on FS1 was as a host on Fox Sports Live. Additionally, she took on the position of presenter for Fox NFL Kickoff. Thompson then replaced Katie Nolan as the host of NFL Films Presents on FS1 in 2018.
As the NFL’s first set of games to be made exclusively available through streaming, Charissa anchors Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime. She is in charge of halftime, postgame, and before shows.
Other Appearances on Broadcasting
Besides working in sports broadcasting, Charissa has held various positions in other fields. For instance, in 2014, she became a co-host on the syndicated TV program Extra alongside Mario Lopez and Tracey Edmonds.
Additionally, she hosted the “Barstool Spelling Bee” in May 2015 and was chosen to be a host on the Netflix reality show Ultimate Beastmaster in 2016.
Charissa also joined the broadcasting team of Top Rank for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay-per-view event. Furthermore, she can be seen in advertisements for her father’s car dealership on local television.
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