For many years, in sports, especially on television, the most popular woman is Charissa Thompson. Due to her work on ESPN and FOX Sports, she has become a very popular figure. Yet despite clearly displaying her extensive knowledge of sports and soccer throughout her career, Thompson was still asked about sexism.
According to Charissa Thompson’s biography on Fox Sports, after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she held a human resources position at FOX Sports.
According to Sports Illustrated, Thompson said: “I lied to get this job and then said in the interview that I wanted to work in human resources, which made me feel terrible.” wanting to work in the human resources department, that’s what I want to do.
He eventually gave me this job because I’m honest, and a lot of this job is honest. “
After finishing day-to-day HR work, Thompson visited FOX’s featured department. Finally, she learned how to cut and organize game clips there.
However, in 2007, she worked as a production assistant at FOX Sports Net Rocky Mountain. While she was working there, Thompson became the backup host for the Saturday night show. In the end, her performance was so good that FOX executives asked her where she was during the best damn sports show.
According to Thompson’s bio, Thompson hosted the best sports show for two years and did some side reporting for FOX NFL and Top Ten Networks. However, in 2010, she left Fox Sports and became the host of Versus and Yahoo Sports.
In the end, she covered several major events such as the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Super Bowl, the National College Rugby Championship, and the FIFA World Cup.
Thompson later joined ESPN in 2011 and hosted Numbers Never Lie before hosting SportsNation in 2012.
However, in 2013, Thompson returned to FOX for the release of FS1. Since then, she has been a frequent visitor to FS1 and is now the host of FOX NFL Kickoff. Thompson also hosted the entertainment television show Extra.