|Charissa Thompson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||May 4, 1982|
Charissa Thompson is an American TV host and sportscaster best known for her career with Fox Sports. It started when she became an NFL sideline reporter, after which she started reporting on college football shows on BCS Breakdown and The BCS Show. Charissa quickly progressed to become an NFL Sunday Kickoff show host on Fox Sports 1. She has also hosted shows such as Friday Night Tailgate and Big Ten’s Best for Big Ten Network. Charissa has also worked for companies such as ESPN between June 2011 and June 2013, Verus in 2011, Extra between 2014 and 2017, Netflix in 2016 and 2017, ABC in 2013, as well as Game Show Network.
Charissa Jean Thompson
Seattle, Washington, United States
Malibu, Los Angeles, California, United States
Charissa attended Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, United States. After graduation, she enrolled in Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, United States but later enrolled in a community college after she moved to California, United States.
She transferred from a community college to the University of California, Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California, United States. There, Charissa obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society in 2004.
TV Host, Sportscaster
- Siblings – Tyson Thompson (Brother) (Former Baseball Athlete at Washingon State University), Jen Thompson (Older Sister)
Charissa Thompson is represented by –
- Creative Artists Agency (CAA) (Talent Agent) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- 3 Arts Entertainment (Manager) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Charissa Thompson has dated –
- Jay Williams (2013-2015)
- Charissa was once married to a guy she never explicitly revealed the name of. However, the two remained great friends and he became her “best guy friend”.
Race / Ethnicity
Charissa Thompson has endorsed brands such as –
- House Of CB
- Veronica Beard
- Mercedes-Benz USA
- Atlantis Bahamas
- Speck Travel
Charissa Thompson Favorite Things
- Fashion Icon – Marilyn Monroe
- Athletes – Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr.
- Movies – The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gangs of New York (2002)
- Musicians – Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz
Charissa Thompson Facts
- Her dad found the name Charissa in the Swimsuit Issue of the Sports Illustrated magazine.
- Charissa’s dad told her that he would only be her father, not her friend, until the day she turned 18 years old.
- During high school, she played basketball, volleyball, and ran track.
- While pursuing her education, Charissa worked a number of part-time jobs. She worked as a nanny, sales associate at Nordstrom, barista at Starbucks, a waitress at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, and even ran her own coffee stand in Los Angeles, California.
- Charissa was a co-host for ABC’s reality TV series Splash alongside Joey Lawrence in 2013.
- In January 2018, a hacker broke into her iCloud account and leaked her n*de pictures on the Internet. Charissa immediately contacted her colleague at Fox, Erin Andrews, who experienced a similar situation in 2008.
- She has 2 dogs, one of which is a German shepherd.
- Charissa would describe herself in 1 word as “spontaneous.”
- She enjoys golfing, yoga, running, boating, water sports, and interior decorating in her free time.
- Charissa once organized a road trip to Paris with her girlfriends completely on a whim. She wanted to recover from a breakup and just packed up and left. The trip quickly became a 2-week excursion in Europe.
- Self-admittedly, she has a very sarcastic sense of humor. People often think she is mean to her co-hosts but she always does it with a smile on her face and in good fun.
- A respected interior design company, California Closets Los Angeles, helped her design and build her dream home in Malibu, Los Angeles, United States.
Featured Image by Charissa Thompson / Instagram