Sports fan or not, these reporters will keep you watching longer than you expected. As the industry has evolved, sports reporters have begun to dominate the sidelines, intelligently covering the games while keeping us distracted simultaneously. Yes, we’ve certainly been blessed to have them on our screens — now here’s a chance to get to know them even better.
1. Charissa Thompson
Before Charissa Thompson entered the world of sports broadcasting, Sports Illustrated magazine already had an eye on her. They offered her a modeling gig to appear in one of their body paint-themed swimsuit issues. However, eventually she showed Sports Illustrated how much more she had to offer the world.
Thompson got her start doing sideline reporting for college basketball and college football games on both the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Net. Eventually she became an NFL reporter for NFL on Fox, a panel analyst for ESPN, and appeared on countless other popular sports shows. Thompson also expanded to cover world events, such as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, solidifying her as an international star.