Charlie has presented on Sky Sports, Channel 4, ESPN and ITV, and is an ambassador for Women’s Aid and sits on the Ministry of Justice’s advisory panel. She speaks regularly on gender discrimination in sport, women’s rights and leadership, and is a seasoned corporate host with a wealth of sporting stories from her time at Real Madrid TV.
A former presenter for Sky Sports and Football Focus, Charlie is also a regular marathon runner, charity fundraiser and writer. She is an Ambassador for Women’s Aid and sits on the Ministry of Justice’s advisory panel.
After a degree in Language and Linguistics, Charlie became the face of Real Madrid TV, the first club-run sports channel of its kind. After a few years of regular interviews (and an Adidas campaign) with Beckham, Ronaldo and Zidane she moved to ESPN, becoming the first female sports presenter in Asia and fronting the Premier League coverage there.
Charlie was also the first woman to anchor live boxing coverage (Klitschko vs Leapai) and presented the women’s event at the 2012 Olympics, where she also covered the beach volleyball and some of the Paralympic athletics. In 2014 she completed Charlie’s Big Challenge, running 250 miles in a single week, visiting and reporting from football clubs around the UK. She regularly competes in marathons, is a qualified personal trainer and has gained her FA Level2 coaching badge. She writes for Running Fitness Magazine, the Huffington Post and the Sheffield Star.
In her role as Women’s Aid ambassador, Charlie works to raise awareness of domestic and sexual abuse and, as well as being part of the MOJ’s Justice Victims Panel, she has spoken in Parliament, appeared on This Week, and directly influenced legislation. She is an experienced corporate host and speaker, on a wide variety of subjects, from the RCM obesity seminar to the London Football Coaches Association Dinner.
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