Charissa Thompson Bio
Charissa Thompson is an American sportscaster and a television host working with Fox Sports in the United States. Her real name is Charissa Jean Thompson. Charissa Thompson was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, on May 4, 1982. She attended Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Wash. Thompson was a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004.
She has been an NFL sideline reporter for Fox since college. After, alongside John Salley and Chris Rose, she co-hosted FSN’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
Charissa Thompson’s Career
Back in 2009, Charissa Thompson’s most favorite style of reporting was from the sideline when she was reporting for ”Shaq Vs.,” a reality TV show starring American basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. The program was produced for ABC by Media Rights Capital and Dick Clark Productions.
In June 2011, Charissa joined ESPN. There, Thompson co-hosted the show Numbers Never Lie. She joined Joey Lawrence in 2013 as a co-host of the Splash reality television program. In the year after, as a co-host on Extra, she joined Tracy Edmonds and Mario Lopez.
Thompson appeared as the host of the “Barstool Spelling Bee” in May 2015. It was announced in 2016 that Charissa will host Ultimate Beastmaster, a sports entertainment reality show competition on Netflix that premiered on February 24, 2017.
Who is Charissa Thompson’s Husband?
Charissa Thompson disclosed that she had a husband in the past. Even though she didn’t make her husband’s name public, she made a fair confirmation in a 2014 interview for “Sports Illustrated”“. In the interview, she said, “I have been married once. Oh, yeah, at 25. It was the best and worst decision I ever made.”
All though Thompson failed to mention why her husband separation from her previous husband, it’s clear the marriage didn’t meet her expectation. In the same interview, she made a daring declaration saying ”I learned quickly that I don’t need to be married again, but there are people who come into your life for a reason.”
Who is her Boyfriend?
Thompson started a relationship with Jay Williams in 2013 according to sources. Jay Williams was a former basketball player who played in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls professionally. Williams has worked for ESPN as an analyst since retirement. In spite of the glamorous relationship with Jay, it didn’t still work out. They finally broke up in 2015 but Williams didn’t end her love journey there. He’s Currently to married to Nikki Bonacorsi.
Thompson got engaged to Kyle Thousand, the head of the baseball division at Roc Nation Sports, on January 2, 2020. The ceremony took place at the Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, where they got engaged. Charissa and Kyle finally and officially got married at an intimate ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 30, 2020.
Charissa Thompson’s Net Worth
Charissa Thompson as a tv presenter has an annual estimated net worth of $2.5 million. When working for the Big Ten Network, ESPN, and Fox Sports, Thompson made much from contracts and salaries. Charissa has an annual salary at Fox Sports of about $500,000, according to sources.