Charissa Thompson

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Charissa Thompson
Born May 4, 1982 (1982-05-04) (age 33)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Education University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2004
Occupation television host and sportscaster
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Charissa Thompson (born May 4, 1982) is an American television host, sportscaster and model. As of April 2013, she worked for ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network). She has worked for Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, and the Big Ten Network doing sideline reporting for the NFL, the BCS, college football, and college basketball. Thompson was the host of Rockies All Access and WNBA Weekly and covered sports for the Denver Pioneers. Thompson also hosted The 2007 MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade and The Baseball Report. She also hosted BCS Breakdown, Toughest Cowboy, the BCS Show, and Friday Night Tailgate for FSN as well as a co-host for Big Saturday Night for the Game Show Network as well as Big Ten's Best for the Big Ten Network. She also did reporting for Shaq vs. as well as an ice-level reporter for the NHL on Versus with Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk. Thompson hosted NFL Now Updates and Fast Track to Fame. She replaced Michele Breade as co-host of SportsNation with Colin Cowher. after when she left for NBC Sports.