Kyle Thousand is an American sports agent who happens to be the ex-husband of Charissa Thompson, an American television host, and sportscaster. Thousand, who is also a lawyer, happens to be a former baseball player.
Kyle started his baseball career in college and was quite impressive, leading his team in five offensive categories, and getting named Second Team All-Big Ten. As a lawyer, he has represented different sports teams successfully. He is now doing well as a sports agent and has risen to become the head of the baseball division at Roc Nation Sports.
Thousand became the topic of discussion in recent times when his marriage to Charissa Thompson hit the rocks and ended in a divorce even though the union appeared to have been made in heaven when it started.
How Old is Kyle Thousand?
Kyle Thousand is 41 years old at the moment. This is because he was born on the 2nd day of October in the year 1980. Thousand was born in Sioux City, a city in northwest Iowa, USA. It is believed that this was where he also grew up with his family.
— Kyle Thousand (@KyleJThousand) July 12, 2017
Kyle Thousand is known to be very private and rarely shares details about his personal life so a lot of information about his early days remains vague. However, some reports have claimed he was born to a father called Gregory Cook and a mother identified as Kim Wright. Kyle is so fond of his mother and has shared her photos several times on social media to celebrate her.
Thousand is not an only child. It has been reported that he has two siblings; a brother called Corey Thousand and a sister called Stacey Thousand. However, not much is known about them. Kyle Thousand rarely posts about them on his social media pages.
Growing up, Thousand had his high school education at the Sioux City North High School. Following this, he proceeded to attend the University of Iowa, a public research university in Iowa City where he received his degree in Finance. He later transferred to the University of Iowa to play both football and baseball as he was passionate about sports.
Who Is Kyle Thousand’s Ex-Wife Charissa Thompsons?
- Full name: Charissa Jean Thompson
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: May 4, 1982
- Charissa Thompson’s Age: 40 years old
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Charissa Thompson’s Ex-Husband: Kyle Thousand
- Charissa Thompson’s Parents: Scott Thompson and Cathy Thompson,
- Siblings: Tyson Thompson
- Charissa Thompson’s Height in Inches: 5 ft 7 inches
- Charissa Thompson’s Height in Centimetres: 170 cm
- Charissa Thompson’s Weight: 58kg
- Body measurements in inches: 36-24-35 inches
- Body measurements in centimetres: 91-61-89 cm
- Charissa Thompson’s Net worth: $3 million
- Famous for: Being a television host and sportscaster
- Charissa Thompson’s Instagram: Charissa Thompson
- Twitter: Charissa Thompson
- Facebook: Charissa Thompson
Kyle Thousand’s ex-wife, Charissa Thompson, is an American television host and sportscaster who is quite a well-known face in the United States. Having developed a love for broadcasting from an early age, she began her career by appearing on various college sports shows on Fox Sports Net (FSN), and Big Ten Network after attending the University of California, Santa Barbara from where she graduated with a B.A. in Law and Society in 2004.
While working for Big Ten Network, Charissa appeared on various Big Ten Network shows, including Big Ten’s Best and Friday Night Tailgate. While working with FSN, the reporter appeared on different baseball programs, including The Baseball Report, and The 2007 MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade both on Fox Sports Net (FSN). As her career grew, she started getting famous within the sporting world and soon started appearing on magazine covers including the April 2009 issue of Access DirecTV. In the year 2009, she co-hosted Big Saturday Night on Game Show Network (GSN).
The next year, she went on to cover the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, reporting for Yahoo Sports. The following year in 2011, the sportscaster joined the prestigious ESPN channel. Following this, she co-hosted the show Numbers Never Lie with With Michael Smith, a popular sports journalist. She also worked as a host on SportsNation and First Take. While at ESPN, she became one of the very popular faces on the American sports reporting scene. In fact, in July 2012, she took over from Michelle Beadle as the host of SportsNation after the man left for NBC.
After being with ESPN for about two years, Charissa Thompson eventually left the sports channel and rejoined Fox Sports in 2013 just in time for the launch of the TV channel, Fox Sports 1 (FS1). At Fox Sport, Charissa started working as a host on Fox Sports Live. After a while, she rose to become the host of NFL Films Presents on FS1 after relacing Katie Nolan in 2018. She was also the presenter for Fox NFL Kickoff.
Apart from her work as a sportscaster, Charissa is also the founder of a full-service interior design firm called House & Home. She is apparently doing very well for herself.
Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson’s Love Story
Information about the exact period that Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson met and started dating is not quite in public space. This is mainly because neither of them has not really talked about how their romance began. However, Charissa once hinted that she and Thousand first met each other on a plane and took interest in each other and this led to a romantic relationship when they alighted. She dropped this hint in 2020 after their marriage while she was thanking those who attended the event.
Some reports say when they first started dating, Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson’s romance was something all their colleagues and close friends knew about for some time. But not many people outside their circle knew what was going on between the lovebirds. More people eventually got to know about Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson’s relationship when they got engaged.
The couple confirmed their engagement on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020, when they announced the development on social media. Kyle Thousand who was so excited about the development gushed about the scenic proposal on his Instagram page. According to some reports, the proposal took place at the Princeville Resort in Hawaii where the couple went to have a good time.
Charissa Thompson also posted the engagement on her Instagram page, explaining to her followers just how excited she was to become a future Mrs. Hpwever, the Instagram posts about their engagement have now been pulled off their respective pages following their fallout.
After Kyle Thousand proposed to Charissa Thompson and she accepted on January 1, 2020, the couple waited for almost a year before they eventually tied the knot as husband and wife. During this time, they enjoyed a lot of quality time together following the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is believed that the outbreak of the pandemic also caused them to wait for so long after their engagement before getting married.
Kyle Thousand Became Charissa Thompson’s Husband in 2020
Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson eventually got married on December 30, 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the pandemic was biting so hard at the time that the couple, who were initially supposed to hold the wedding in California, were forced to move their nuptials to Arizona at the last minute because everything was shut down in California due to the city’s COVID-19 restraints.
The wedding was held in an intimate ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona, and was attended by very few close friends and family members, including their parents who came from another city to witness the event. Talking about why the event was a small one, Charissa later explained that they could not invite all their friends because of the massive COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curbing the raging pandemic.
After the wedding, the couple could not go on a honeymoon straight away. This was perhaps because of the COVID-19 pandemic which had caused most cities to shut down. Charissa also explained that they decided not to try too hard to go for a honeymoon because they wanted to save their pennies for things like a home and other acquisitions that actually last.
Why Their Marriage Crashed
Following their marriage, the couple got hundreds of congratulatory messages on social media and fans literally felt their union was one that was made in heaven. This was basically because of how much both Kyle Thousand and Charissa Thompson showered each other with sweet words and posts very frequently on their social media pages.
However, things came crashing down in early 2022 when it was announced that Charissa had filed for divorce from Thousand. It was less than two years since they got married so this was a huge blow to everyone who had been supporting the couple. The dissolution of marriage was filed on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
According to the legal papers that were filed, the main reason for the divorce was cited as “irreconcilable differences” by Charissa. Interestingly, the papers also showed that the couple separated just one year after their marriage in 2021. This means that Kyle Thousand and Charissa were only together as a couple for just one year before things fell apart.
Since the news of the split hit the internet, neither Kyle Thousand nor Charissa has talked about the matter yet. During their marriage, the couple didn’t have any kids together.
Kyle Thousand was a Professional Baseball Player
Today, Kyle Thousand is a successful sports agent who has represented a number of big clients. But before he became a sports agent, he was a baseball player who actively played the game in college. While at the University of Iowa, Thousand joined the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team and played as a starting centerfielder.
He did very well for the team and in the year 2002, he led the Big Ten in triples with 8. This feat also tied an Iowa school record and ranked Kyle Thousand third in the nation. That same season, he was named Third Team All-Big Ten, a development that left him completely thrilled.
Thousand continued his exploits in 2003. That year, he actively led the team in five offensive categories including batting average (.355/.370 in the Big Ten Conference), hits (59), runs (42), doubles (17), and stolen bases (20). That season, Thousand was named Second Team All-Big Ten.
Thousand became a professional baseball player in 2003 when he got drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the twenty-sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft. He went on to play minor league baseball for Toronto’s Single-A Pulaski Blue Jays (2003). Thousand was ecstatic as this had been his dream to play professional baseball. For the early part of the season, he played some good baseball and stunned fans with his skills.
— Kyle Thousand (@KyleJThousand) August 12, 2017
However, that very season, his career was sadly cut short after he suffered a slap lesion labrum tear in his right shoulder. The situation became so grievous that Thousand was forced to retire from professional baseball. He decided to pursue his law degree afterward.
How He Built an Impressive Career as a Sports Agent
With a passion to do law and sports, Kyle Thousand later attended the Creighton University School of Law and graduated in 2007. Following this, Thousand began his legal career in Chicago at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he actively served as an associate in the Corporate, Sports, and Entertainment department.
His time at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP fetched Kyle Thousand a lot of experience as he got to represent different sports teams like the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. This was preparing him to go into the sports agency business properly. According to our findings, Kyle Thousand is now a member of the Illinois Bar Association.
Eventually, in 2011, Kyle Thousand made his entry into the business of sports agency when he became an agent at Excel Sports Management, a full-service sports agency headquartered in New York City. He soon joined Excel’s baseball division. Today, he is reported to be a certified player agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
After working with Excel Sports Management for some time, Kyle Thousand later decided to leave the firm and join Roc Nation Sports, a division of Roc Nation, that was launched by Jay-Z in the spring of 2013. Thousand joined Roc Nation Sports in May 2015 and rose to become Roc Nation’s first Managing Director of Baseball.
For the record, Roc Nation Baseball is an exclusive baseball division under Roc Nation Sports which represents some of the biggest stars in baseball, including Robinson Cano, CC Sabathia, and Yoenis Cespedes. Thousand is the head of this division and has been doing exploits since he joined the agency.
What is Kyle Thousand’s Net Worth?
Kyle Thousand’s net worth has been quoted by different reports to be about $5 million at the moment. We have not exclusively verified this claim, however, the figure is quite justifiable considering Kyle’s commendable work over the years in the sports agency business.
Sports agents are said to rake in between hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars every year and Kyle Thousand is no exception considering the fact that he works with the elites in the business. As the head of the baseball division at Roc Nation Sports, it is clear that Kyle Thousand is no poor man at all.