Charlene Denise White
22 June 1980
Greenwich, London, England
White was a presenter and senior broadcast journalist at BBC Look East, Radio 5 Live Morning Reports, BBC Three 60 Seconds and BBC News. She also had her own late-night talk show on BBC London 94.9.
In 2002 she joined Radio 1 Newsbeat and its sister digital station BBC Radio 1Xtra as a reporter. In 2005 she teamed up with DJ G Money as presenter on 1Xtra's two-hour news, magazine and documentary programme TX. She has also previously worked as a reporter and producer for ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian in Kent.
In 2008, she joined ITN, as a newscaster for the ITV News at 5:30 on ITV. Additionally she would present three short opts which aired as part of GMTV (later Daybreak) for ITV News London on ITV London. She discontinued these roles on 10 October 2012, though remained as a presenter of ITV News London's main 6pm programme.
On 9 April 2014, White became the first black woman to present ITV News at Ten and was an occasional relief presenter of this until October 2015.
On 30 May 2019, White was announced as lead presenter of ITV News London's main 6pm programme. She continues to front the aforementioned ITV News programmes.
On 12 August 2020, White made her debut as a guest anchor of Loose Women.
|BBC Look East||Presenter/reporter|
|ITV News Meridian||Reporter|
|2008–||ITV News London||Presenter|
|2008–2012||ITV Morning News|
|2014–2015, 2020–||ITV News at Ten||Guest presenter|
|2014, 2016||Tonight||Guest reporter|
|2014–||ITV Lunchtime News||Presenter|
|ITV Evening News|
|2014–2019||ITV Weekend News|
|2020||Loose Women||Guest presenter|
|2020||Have I Got News For You||Panelist|
While presenting an ITV News bulletin, she refused to wear a Remembrance Day poppy, stating: "I prefer to be neutral and impartial on screen so that one of those charities doesn't feel less favoured than another." It was reported that following the decision to not wear a poppy, she faced racist and sexist abuse on Twitter.
White has two children with partner Andy, Alfie (born August 2017) and Florence (born October 2019).
- ITV News selects Nina Hossain as lead presenter of Lunchtime News Amy Wilson, Response Source, 30 May 2019
- London Tonight – Meet the Team, ITV London Archived 15 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Me & My career: Charlene White Pride Magazine, 22 September 2010.
- Shane Hickey, "ITV news presenter hits back after abuse for not wearing poppy", The Guardian, 13 November 2013.
- ITV news anchor Charlene White announces birth of baby daughter Sara-Aisha Kent, Daily Mirror, 12 November 2019
- Mills, Kelly-Ann (25 October 2019). "Raheem Sterling joins Meghan and Stormzy in top 100 most influential black Brits". mirror. Retrieved 20 April 2020.