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Charissa Thompson joined Mario Lopez as co-host of "Extra" in 2014 for its 21st season.
Thompson also serves as co-host of "Fox Sports Live" on Fox Sports 1. Previously, Thompson co-hosted ABC’s reality TV series "Splash," where star contestants dive from Olympic-style platforms and are scored on their performance by Olympic divers. Prior to joining Fox she co-hosted ESPN2’s "SportsNation," along with Marcellus Wiley. Thompson joined ESPN in September 2011 as the co-host of ESPN2’s "Numbers Never Lie" and after frequent guest appearances on "SportsNation," she moved into the permanent co-host role in June 2012.
Prior to joining ESPN, Thompson covered the NHL for Versus from 2010–11, including the 2010 All-Star Game and Stanley Cup Finals. In 2010, Thompson reported on the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, FIFA World Cup, BCS National Championship Game, Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Game for Yahoo! Sports. She has also appeared on NFL Network and co-hosted programming on the Speed Network.