Charlene is the main anchor for ITV News London’s flagship six pm show. She also presents weekend national news programmes for ITV News and is a presenter on Loose Women. Charlene was the first ever black woman to present News at Ten on ITV. She hosted a rolling news programme the day of the Woolwich attack, and anchored a special ITV News London show live from Trafalgar Square the day after Nelson Mandela passed away.


Charlene White is an award-winning journalist with over twenty years’ experience in the industry. She's worked in both print and broadcasting. Charlene began as a feature writer for the New York Post, then as a trainee producer for ITV Meridian. She then moved to the BBC to begin her broadcasting career at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra as a reporter and presenter. She later landed her own show on BBC London 94.9, presented for the BBC News Channel, BBC Five Live, and BBC Three.

At ITV she's the lead presenter of ITV News London, and a regular presenter of the Evening News. She's also the first black woman to present ITV News At Ten. Charlene has presented several documentaries for the Tonight and On Assignment strands. She was also part of the presenting team for ITV's Royal Wedding programme.

Charlene has interviewed major political figures such as David Cameron, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, global music stars such as Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé, and film and literary figures including Maya Angelou, Will Smith and Daniel Radcliffe.

Charlene joined the Loose Women team as a host and has appeared on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

She regularly writes for publications including The Guardian and the Daily Mail, and is mentor to aspiring journalists, and works with various organisations to achieve better representation of women and minorities in the industry.  Charlene has appeared on two editions of the Powerlist, in the Top 100 of the most influential people in the UK of African/African-Caribbean descent.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London