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Thursday Night Football's Charissa Thompson Shares Swimsuit Photo

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Charissa Thompson is a prominent sports journalist. She currently appears on Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime, and previously worked at ESPN. Thompson just shared a highlight reel on Instagram. She captioned the post, "Yes it has certainly been a year!!! I'm not normally one to post the cliche montage videos but after the year I had, I wanted to celebrate! Because Lord knows the year before wasn't so great. In short, I am looking back on this year and with a tremendous amount of gratitude. Thank you to everyone who picked me up off the floor and helped me get out of the dark place I was in & made me whole again. You know who you are and I thank you." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Charissa Thompson stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Runs

Thompson shared how she stays in shape in an interview with New Beauty. "I've always been a runner. I always said this about running: All you need is a pair of sneakers. Being able to put on shoes and get outside the walls of your home was a good escape during COVID—so even with the closing down of gyms and the yoga studio, there's still always the outdoors."


She Keeps Her Skin Hydrated


In her New Beauty interview, Thompson shared her skincare tips. She says that she needs to keep it hydrated due to all the traveling. "I forgot how flying airplanes and air-conditioned hotel rooms are tough on everything, so I tried to make sure that I stayed hydrated with my hair, my skin, my nails, all of those things. That's definitely something that is a big part of my routine: Hydration, in all facets."


She Takes Her Products With Her

Thompson shared one of her biggest skincare tips in her New Beauty interview. "I always make sure to bring my own products! Do not use the hotel soap! I recently did that and was like, 'Charissa, amateur hour here.' With all due respect to hotel products, they're not the greatest. Besides that, I've gotten pretty good at doing my own hair and makeup on the road…the makeup part I'm still not an expert in it, but I would hope I've gotten better. I think I've gotten better!"


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Thompson has a lot of go-to skin products, and shared them with New Beauty. "I cannot leave anywhere without my Fresh Rose Petal Lip Balm. I have it with me at all times; I even have backups. I also love the Burt's Bees lip balms. It always goes a long way. I'm the person who buys all the products and then forgets to use any of them, so I like a good all-in-one—especially anything that combines an SPF lotion and makeup. Lune+Aster makes an awesome CC Cream that's a tinted moisturizer and sunscreen. I pretty much use that as my foundation. Dior mascaras are a staple for me. Then, in line with the all-in-one thing, I love the Nivea lotion that that almond oil in it. It also gives a good sheen and shine."


She Has Support

Thompson is best friends with fellow sports journalist, Erin Andrews. The two talked about their relationship to People. "It's been amazing to have our journeys sort of intersect and be intertwined and still, we came here to do a job that we really, truly love," Thompson says. "To be able to, as girlfriends, best friends, talk about the job and understand what one another needs."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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