Before joining Breakfast, Charlie was the principal anchor with Five News, presenting the network's prime-time bulletins and half hour live debate programmes.
He's now the regular face of Breakfast at the weekend.
Charlie's extensive career has seen him anchor Five News's 9/11 coverage, and he spent a total of ten years at ITN, both as correspondent and presenter.
He's presented numerous current affairs programmes, and also hosted live 'reality' TV shows 'Jailbreak', and 'Are You Telepathic'.
Before moving into television Charlie worked in radio, hosting Capital Radio's award winning news programme 'The Way It Is', also reporting for LBC and BBC Radio Five Live.
Charlie started his career in commercial radio in Gloucester, his home town.
He says he was a "late starter as a journalist", but that his years spent working as a roofer, a roadie and a barman were not entirely wasted.
He now lives in West London, and has two children.