• Charissa Thompson is a sportscaster/host with a net worth of over $2 million.
• She attended Washington State University before transferring to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she completed a degree in Law and Society in 200•
• She has worked for Fox, ESPN, Versus and the Big Ten Network.
• Charissa is a Christian and lives in Malibu, California.
• She is active on social media, mainly posting personal photos and thoughts.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 4, 1982
FactNamed as a new co-hostess on Extra (1994) [June 26, 2014].

Who is Charissa Thompson?

Charissa Jean Thompson was born on 4 May 1982, in Seattle, Washington State, USA, and is a sportscaster/host, best known for her work with Fox Sports. She had previously worked with other sports networks such as ESPN, Versus, and the Big Ten Network.

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The Riches of Charissa Thompson

How rich is Charissa Thompson? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in sports broadcasting. She was the co-host of the show “SportsNation” at ESPN until her departure from the network, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Education and Early Career

Charissa grew up in Seattle, and at a young age realized that she wanted to be a broadcaster. She later attended Inglemoor High School, and after matriculating enrolled at Washington State University, but then moved to California to help her gain California residency while attending community college, subsequently transferring to the University of California, Santa Barbara, eventually completing a degree in Law and Society in 2004.

She began her sports broadcasting career with the network FSN, for which she mainly covered a variety of baseball events, including appearing as a part of the programs “The 2007 MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade” and “The Baseball Report”. She then started working for Fox, mainly as an NFL sideline reporter, while also covering college basketball and football games for the Big Ten Network. Charissa frequently appeared in shows such as “The BCS Show”, “BCS Breakdown” and “Friday Night Tailgate”, and was also the co-host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” before its cancellation in 2009.

Career Prominence

While working on sports broadcasts, Thompson also hosted the Atlantic City lottery show for several years, and competed in trapeze competition for a few years after that. She later hosted the show “Toughest Cowboy”, before becoming the co-host of the show “Big Saturday Night” while with GSN. She appeared as a sideline reporter in the show “Shaq Vs.”, before covering sideline reporting of several National Hockey League games. In 2010, she covered the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games for Yahoo Sports, and was also the co-host of the Speed Network’s “Fast Track to Fame”, with NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip.

She continued to work for Yahoo to cover the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa in 2010, and the following year covered the college American Football BCS National Championship game. In 2011, she was entrusted with coverage of both the Super Bowl the NBA All-Star Game,  as well as the NHL All-Star Game from Versus, but was later left out of from the network’s NHL reporting team following the NBC-Comcast merger. In 2013, she became the co-host of the reality television series entitled “Splash”, in which contestants dive from Olympic-size platforms and are scored by Olympic divers.
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Later Work and Other Projects

Charissa worked with ESPN on the show “Numbers Never Lie”, and she was also a fill-in host for the show “SportsNation”, later becoming one of the regular hosts, but eventually left ESPN to return to Fox. In 2014, she worked with Mario Lopez and Tracy Edmonds in the television show “Extra”, on which she stayed for three years before leaving to focus on her work with Fox Sports. In 2016, she began hosting the Netflix reality show entitled “Ultimate Beastmaster”, which features celebrities from various countries competing in an obstacle course. She also joined the sportscasting team of Top Rank to cover the pay-per-view boxing event “Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas”. Charissa was featured in an issue of “Access DirecTV”, and worked with the magazine briefly for a feature story. She was also the host of the “Barstool Spelling Bee” on one occasion.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Thompson was in a relationship with former college and NBA basketball player, and current college basketball analyst Jay Williams; they dated from 2011 for more than a year before separating. No further relationships have been reported or even rumoured. She’s mentioned in an interview that she is a Christian, and now resides in Malibu, California where she owns a beach house valued at almost $3 million, and has recently put it up for sale. Some of the features of her home include a fire pit, suspended televisions, ambient lighting, and a Sonos sound system. The price of the home includes all the furniture.

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Similar to numerous sports broadcasters, she is highly active on social media and has accounts associated with Twitter, Instagram, as well as Facebook. She mainly posts personal photos, and pictures of her behind the scenes while at work. She also keeps fans updated with the latest events in the sports world, and posts some of her daily thoughts.

General Info

Full NameCharissa Thompson
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1982
Height1.75 m
ProfessionSports commentator, Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program
TV ShowsSplash, NHL on Versus, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Extra, SportsNation, Fox NFL Kickoff, Ultimate Beastmaster

Social profile links


1Named as a new co-hostess on Extra (1994) [June 26, 2014].




Famous in Love2017TV SeriesCharissa Thompson
Nashville2015-2016TV SeriesCharissa Thompson
Fox Sports Live2013TV Series


Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - New Co-Hostess / Herself - Special Correspondent
Ultimate Beastmaster2017TV SeriesHost - US Version
The Dan Patrick Show2017TV SeriesHerself
Speak for Yourself2017TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Fox NFL Kickoff2016TV SeriesHerself - Studio Host
Live with Kelly and Ryan2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
Daytona 500: Bash at the Beach2014TV MovieHerself - Host
Kendra on Top2013TV SeriesHerself - Splash Host
Splash2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
SportsNation2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
His & Hers2011TV SeriesHerself
Fast Track to Fame2010TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Shaq vs2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl2009TV MovieHerself - Sideline Reporter
Toughest Cowboy2007TV SeriesHerself - Host
Lingerie: The Secret Art of Seduction2004VideoHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Host of 'Splash'


Won Awards

2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment News ProgramExtra (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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