Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Leading Ladies Of Sports Broadcasting #4

Figured it was time to "issue" another one in this series.

Initially, I couldn't find too many usable shots of Charissa Thompson, but a second search came up with some nice pictures.

She joined ESPN in 2011 after a few years of sideline reporting for FOX.  She replaced Michelle Beadle on SportsNation for a few years.  Thompson also appeared on the Big Ten network and FSN (Fox Sports Network).

Charissa has done college and pro football, FIFA World Cup, NBA, NASCAR, boxing, and the Olympics throughout her career.  Joey Lawrence was her co-host on the ABC series Splash, a celebrity diving competition.  She also hosted the syndicated entertainment and celebrity show Extra from 2014 to 2017.

She was the host of the flagship show of the new Fox Sports 1 channel, Fox Sports Live in 2013.

Now the most widely recognized duty is the host of NFL Kickoff, the pregame show for FOX NFL coverage.  During the games, she'll pop in with highlights of other games, but unfortunately doesn't get on camera for those.

Not sure how they resist...

Of course, if she went on like this, you wouldn't remember who was playing anyway...


  1. Love Charissa. She's a great follow if your on Instagram. Good job.

  2. Love this series. She looks really good with her hair up.