Charissa Thompson Bio: Age, Height, Salary, Husband, Net Worth
- Name: Charissa Thompson
- Year of Birth: 1982
- Birthplace: Washington, USA
- Age: 39
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster who is well known for working for Fox Sports.
She is also famous for her previous works at ESPN, GSN, and the Big Ten Network.
Charissa Thompson age
Charissa Jean Thompson was born May 4, 1982, in Washington, U.S, to Scott and Cathy Thompson.
She is the youngest of three children and grew up in Seattle, Washington.
She graduated from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, and later moved to California, where she attended a community college and gained California residency in the process.
Subsequently, she transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara.
While at the university, Charissa worked as a bartender and waitress to support herself and later graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Law and Society.
Charissa started her career as an HR assistant at Fox Sport. She later began working as a production assistant in Fox in Denver after leaving the HR department.
Subsequently, she got the opportunity to appear in several college sports shows on “Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net (FSN).
She was also a sideline reporter for two networks on college football and basketball games.
Due to how good she was, she became a National Football League (NFL)sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox.
Charissa also made appearances on several Big Ten Network shows, including “Big Ten’s Best” and Friday Night Tailgate.
She later co-hosted FSN’s “The Best Damn Sports Period” alongside Chris Rose and John Salley until 2009, when the show was canceled.
It was later followed by hosting the rodeo show “Toughest Cowboy.” In 2008, she completed her run as an NFL sideline reporter.
The beautiful reporter, later on, became the cover of the April 2009’s issue of Access DirecTV, interviewing Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels for the feature story.
That same year, Charissa also co-hosted “Big Saturday Night,” aired on Game Show Network. Still, in 2009, she served as a reporter for NHL on Versus.
In 2010, she covered the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, reporting for Yahoo! Sports.
Charissa was also the co-host of “Fast Track To Fake” for Speed Network.
Still, in 2010, she landed a reporting gig for Yahoo! Sports and covered the FIFA World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa for the network.
This was later followed by the coverage of the BCS National Championship game still for Yahoo Sports.
Charissa has covered some of the other games for Yahoo, including the Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and the NBA All-Star Game.
On January 30, 2011, she covered the NHL All-Star Game for Versus.
However, a month later, she and Lindsay Soto got replaced by Pierre McGuire, Brian Engblom, and Darren Pang, who was known as the “Inside the Glass” team.
In June 2011, Charissa became a part of ESPN, and she debuted with the show “Numbers Never Lie,” which she co-hosted with Michael Smith.
She was also the host of SportNation and “ESPN First Take.” In July 2012, she became the host of SportsNation after its previous host Michelle Beadle left ESPN for NBC.
Subsequently, in June 2013, Charissa left ESPN and returned to Fox Sports. Her return was just in time for her to join the launch of Fox Sports 1 (FS1).
She became a host on Fox Sports Live on FS1, and she also functioned as a presenter for Fox NFL Kickoff.
She later became a co-host alongside actor Joey Lawrence on the ABC’s reality TV series ” Splash.”
In 2018, Charissa became the host of NFL Films Presents on FS1, replacing Katie Nolan.
Charissa Thompson husband
Thompson is currently married to retired baseball player and sports agent Kyle Thousand.
The two got engaged in January 2020 and exchanged vows on December 30, 2020. The couple resides in Malibu, California.
The FS1 reporter was previously married when she was 25; however, she has yet to share information concerning this.
In January 2018, nude photos of Charissa went viral on the internet, and this was following her iCloud account being hacked.
According to the sport host, she had earlier sent these pictures to her boyfriend, which she was in a long-distance relationship, and her account being hacked is an invasion of her intimate life.
Shortly after the images leaked online, Charissa took legal action.
Charissa Thompson height and body measurements
Thompson is known for her signature blond hair. The beautiful television host is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a weight of 58 kg.
Her other body measurement is 36-24-35 inches.
Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson earns $700,000 annually; her net worth is $3 million.