Georgia Thomson is a name that all Sky Sports news viewers associate with. An integral part of the Sky Sports Team at since 2001, she’s an identity that one associates with major sporting events. 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 also known as Georgie Thompson, lives in Essex. Educated at Queenswood Boarding School, she displayed her interest in sports from a very early age. She took part in several international junior tennis championships representing England. She went on to study Broadcast Journalism with the University of Leeds graduating in 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 will take some time for this to happen. With multiple channels available for viewing, it becomes a whole lot tougher to nail viewers if everything is 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 is actually as edge of your seat stuff, she says that 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 big say in deciding her investments. Her three bedroom terraced property in Chelsea cost 500,000. In today’s day, the property is estimated at 800,000. Her passion for property again goes back into her childhood. Her father profession that of a property developer, made sure they moved several times, every time to some larger house or even to a renovation project. The transformations that every property underwent instilled in 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’s invested in a comprehensive health insurance policy that covers all critical illnesses as there is a history of cancer in her 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 feel the wind in her hair.
A successful anchorwoman, she’s had the privilege of interviewing several stalwarts in sports such as Ian Botham, Sven Goran, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.