“I’m Forever Grateful … Worst Accident I’ve Ever Been In” | NFL Broadcaster Charissa Thompson Survives Near-Fatal Crash

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Sports broadcaster Charissa Thompson is a lucky person as she recently survived a car crash that could have been fatal. Thompson shared the details and images of the car wreck on her Instagram Stories, and the images are chilling.

“First off. I’m ok,” Thompson posted as a caption over an image of her totaled car. “But this is a picture of a car that made an illegal left turn and slammed into me today.”

Thompson praised her car’s manufacturer for the safety and protection she experienced after being blindsided by the oncoming vehicle.

“I’m saying this because @mercedesbenzusa saved me today,” she continued showing the horrendous damage done to the front of her Mercedes and along the driver’s side. “I was able to walk away and for that, I’m forever grateful. No this isn’t an ad. This is true appreciation for a company I have always loved … even more than ever.”

A photo of the vehicle’s interior revealed that the airbags had been deployed harrowingly to save her life. The offending vehicle is even more damaged, completely missing a functional front end and exhibiting the true force of the collision.

“Thank you @mercedesbenz for keeping me safe in the worst accident I’ve ever been in,” she wrote.

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Thompson hosts “Fox NFL Kickoff,” the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into Fox NFL Sunday and “Thursday Night Football.” The Seattle native attended the University of California-Santa Barbara and has been one of the faces of FS1 since the network launched in August 2013, according to her network bio. She was given her first on-air opportunity as a fill-in host for the channel’s Saturday evening Colorado Rockies all-access show.

Eventually, Thompson made an impression on FOX executives landing a role on the network’s nationally syndicated program “Best Damn Sports Show Period.” For the next two years, she served as a regular host on the show while also making spot appearances as a sideline reporter for FOX NFL and Big Ten Network.

The longtime sports reporter had another significant development in her life as she recently got divorced from her sports agent husband, Kyle Thousand. Thompson and Thousand were married during the pandemic, and as many “pandemic projects,” the union dissipated.

According to reported legal documents, the Fox’s NFL Kickoff host filed for divorce from her husband, Kyle Thousand. The dissolution of marriage was filed on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, and cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. Thousand is a sports agent who appears to work with several high-profile athletes,” as the head of the baseball division at Roc Nation Sports.

The 40-year-old Thompson also recently weighed in on Tom Brady and his infamous sideline temper tantrums. Thompson views it differently than a simple lack of restraint.

“I love it, I f**king love when he’s fired up. I love these shots of him being f**king … and I was like you know what, you walk into that huddle and Tom Brady’s yelling, I got no problem with it,” she said on sports broadcaster Erin Andrews’ “Calm Down” podcast.

Thompson survived an unfortunate incident and will continue to light up the NFL host desk and give controversial NFL hot takes.


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