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 is an identity that one associates with major sports activities. Through the US Open Tennis Championship towards the A1 Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Race of Champions and Americas Cup, she has already been through it to cover all major sporting events.
Georgia Thomson, popularly often known as Georgie Thompson, lives in Essex. Educated at Queenswood Boarding School, she displayed her interest in sports at a very early age. She took part in several international junior tennis championships representing England. She went on to study Broadcast Journalism at the University of Leeds graduating in 1999. Before moving to Sky Sports in 2001, she worked to be 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 the same passion which he had for cars into his daughter. She believes that A1Grand Prix has got the possibility to become as popular as the F1. However she also feels that it’s going to take time for that to take place. With multiple channels available for viewing, it becomes a whole lot tougher to nail viewers if things are not satisfactory enough. Hence she feels that given some time and effort A1 GP carries a chance of becoming as popular as the F1.
She defends the A1GP by saying that the competitiveness in A1GP is above everything else. Classifying it definitely as edge of your seat stuff, she says this is really what motor racing is all about.
Georgia Thomson considers herself as a bit of a spender. Her investments are cautiously managed by her financial advisor who has a major say in deciding her investments. Her three bedroom terraced property in Chelsea cost 500,000. In the present day, the house is estimated at 800,000. Her love for property again extends back into her childhood. Her father profession that of a property developer, made sure they moved quite a number of times, each time to a larger house or even 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 considering other investment options including pension funds and makes annual contributions to individual savings accounts. Healthcare is another element of investment that she has considered. She has purchased an extensive health insurance policy that covers all critical illnesses as there has been 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 likes to drive around with all the cars hood down and have the wind in her hair.
A prosperous anchorwoman, she has had the privilege of interviewing several stalwarts in sports like Ian Botham, Sven Goran, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.