Georgia Thomson is a name that every Sky Sports news viewers associate with. An integral part of the Sky Sports Team at since 2001, she’s an identity that a person associates with all major sporting events. Through the US Open Tennis Championship to the A1 Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Race of Champions and Americas Cup, she has been there to cover all major sporting events.
Georgia Thomson, popularly also known as Georgie Thompson, lives in Essex. Educated at Queenswood Boarding School, she displayed her interest in sports from a very young age. She participated in several international junior tennis championships representing England. She proceeded to study Broadcast Journalism with the University of Leeds graduating in the year 1999. Before moving to Sky Sports in 2001, she worked as a production assistant at GMTV.
A self confessed motor racing addict, Georgia attributes her attraction to fast cars and motor racing to her father who built a similar passion which he had for cars into his daughter. She believes that A1Grand Prix has the potential to become as popular as the Formula One. However she also feels that it’s going to take time for that to happen. With multiple channels accessible for viewing, it becomes that much tougher to nail viewers if things are not satisfactory enough. Hence she feels that given some time and energy A1 GP has a chance of becoming as popular as the Formula One.
She defends the A1GP by proclaiming that the competitiveness in A1GP is above everything else. Classifying it definitely as edge of your seat stuff, she says this is what motor racing is about.
Georgia Thomson considers herself to be a bit of a spender. Her investments are cautiously managed by her financial advisor who has a big say in deciding her investments. Her three bedroom terraced property in Chelsea cost 500,000. In today’s day, the house is estimated at 800,000. Her passion for property again extends back into her childhood. Her father profession that of a property developer, made sure that they moved several times, each time to a larger house or to a renovation project. The transformations that each property underwent drilled into her the desire for climbing up the property ladder.
Apart from property, she’s now begun looking at other investment options including pension funds and makes annual contributions to individual savings accounts. Healthcare is another aspect of investment that she has now considered. She has invested in a comprehensive medical health insurance policy that covers all critical illnesses as there is a history of cancer in her own family.
On a lighter note it her Mini Cooper convertible that she loves zipping around in. On the occasional warm and sunny day, she loves to drive around with all the cars hood down and feel the wind in her hair.
A successful anchorwoman, she’s had the privilege of interviewing several stalwarts in sports like Ian Botham, Sven Goran, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.