Before joining Breakfast, Charlie was the principal anchor with Five News, presenting the network's prime-time bulletins and half hour live debate programmes.
Charlie is now the regular face of Breakfast at the weekend.
His extensive career has seen him anchor Five News's 9/11 coverage and he spent a total of 10 years at ITN, both as correspondent and presenter.
He has 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 5 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.