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Charissa Thompson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Charissa Jean Thompson was born on 4 May 1982, in Seattle, Washington, USA, and is a sportscaster and television host, best known for her work with NBC and on Fox Sports 1. She is one of the co-hosts of the entertainment news show “Extra”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Charissa Thompson? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career on television, including on Versus and she has also worked for the Big Ten Network. She was the co-host of “SportsNation”, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Charissa Thompson Net Worth $2 million
Growing up, Charissa was already interested in becoming a broadcaster. She attended Inglemoor High School, and after matriculating went to Washington State University. She then moved to California, attending the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied Law and Society.
After graduating, she made her first few appearances on FSN, being a part of baseball programs such as “The 2007 MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade” and “The Baseball Report”. She became a part of Fox as an NFL sideline reporter. She also covered college basketball and football games as part of the Big Ten Network. Later, she would become the co-host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” alongside John Salley; the show would eventually run its course in 2009, and thanks to these numerous opportunities, her net worth would start to increase quickly.. She was then seen as a sideline reporter on the show “Shaq Vs.” before appearing in 2010 as part of the NFL network. She also reported for Yahoo! Sports and covered the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. She commentated on the BCS National Championship Game in 2011, and the NBA All-Star Game as part of Yahoo! Sports.
She also joined ESPN in the same year, becoming the co-host of “Numbers Never Lie”. She’s filled in as a host of “SportsNation” before joining the show full time, where she remained until 2013 when she decided to return to Fox Sports. However, she took over as the co-host of the ABC series “Splash”, before joining Mario Lopez in the syndicated television series “Extra”. One of her latest projects is the Netflix reality show entitled “Ultimate Beastmaster”. All of these consistent projects have helped her net worth rise further.
She’s also had several projects that are not related to broadcasting. She did feature articles for Access DirecTV, and was also the host of the “Barstool Spelling Bee” in 2015. Charissa has been involved in modelling work too.
For her personal life, it is known that Charissa was in a relationship with former Duke basketball player Jay Williams. She also mentioned that she was previously married but recalled that it was one of the worst decisions of her life and refuses to divulge details. She resides in Venice, California and she is a Christian. Thompson also does charity work, including sponsoring a Cambodian girl with her education costs.