Wright Thompson Biography
Wright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Formerly, he worked at The Kansas City Star and Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Thompson’s topics have covered a wide range of sports issues, from football, basketball, and baseball, to car racing, sports history, Father’s Day, and bullfighting. He also covered the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in the subcontinent of India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Wright Thompson Age
Wright Thompson was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on September 9, 1976.
Wright Thompson Family
Thompson was born in Clarksdale in northern Mississippi. He is the son of his mother Mary Thompson and his late father Walter Wright Thompson, an attorney, who played a pivotal role in Clarksdale’s emergence as a tourist destination based on blues music. The senior Thompson was an ardent Democrat who was the Mississippi finance chairman for the 1984 John Glenn presidential campaign. He later supported Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton in their campaigns against George Herbert Walker Bush.
Wright Thompson Wife
Thompson is a married man. He is married to his wife Sonia Thompson. Together they have a daughter Wallace Wright Thompson. Additionally, he and his family reside in Oxford, Mississippi.
Wright Thompson Career
His sportswriting career began while he was still a student at the University of Missouri in Columbia, having covered Missouri sports and writing as a columnist for the School of Journalism’s Columbia Missourian.
Between his junior and senior years, he interned at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and later was the LSU beat writer there. He later moved to the Kansas City Star, where he covered a wide variety of sports events including Super Bowls, Final Fours, The Masters, and The Kentucky Derby.
In 2006, he assumed full-time writing duties at ESPN.com. Additionally, in 2008, after watching the University of Alabama narrowly defeat Louisiana State University in a home game in Baton Rouge, he described Tiger Stadium as “the best place in the world to watch a sporting event.”
In 2010, his article Ghosts of Mississippi inspired the 2012 ESPN 30 for 30 series documentary film The Ghosts of Ole Miss (which Thompson narrated), about the 1962 football team’s perfect season and concurrent violence and rioting over the integration of the segregated university by James Meredith. He also narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film Roll Tide/War Eagle.
Wright Thompson Net Worth
Thompson is a Journalist and senior writer for both ESPN magazine and ESPN.com. His net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it’s clear.
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