|Born||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 2-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 air as part of GMTV (later Daybreak) for ITV News London on ITV London. She discontinued these roles on 10 October 2012, however continues to act as a relief 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 occasionally co-presented this until October 2015. She still occasionally presents the ITV News at Ten on bank holidays.
|ITV News Meridian||Reporter|
|2008—||ITV News London||Presenter|
|2008–2012||ITV Morning News||Newscaster|
|2014–2015||ITV News at Ten|
|2014, 2016||Tonight||Guest reporter|
|2014—||ITV Lunchtime News||Newscaster|
|ITV Evening News|
|ITV Weekend News|
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.
On 26 March 2017, White announced she was expecting her first child with her current boyfriend.
- London Tonight - Meet the Team, ITV London Archived August 15, 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.