At this point in her career, Charissa Thompson has just about done it all in the world of sports. The 35-year-old has worked as a sideline reporter for Versus, NFL on FOX and FSN Rocky Mountain, and has hosted shows on the Big Ten Network and ESPN.
She’s even guest hosted ESPN First Take — but we won’t hold that against her.
Thompson is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, so she’s a bit more authentically blonde than most. Although UCSB was recently ranked the No. 2 party school in the country by the Princeton Review, Thompson is all business when plying her trade, just one reason she’s risen through the ranks so quickly.
Thompson’s latest gig was as a full-time host of SportsNation, and now she moves over to host FOX Sports 1′s flagship program FOX Sports Live.