South 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 until 10 October 2012. She remains as an occasional newscaster of ITV News weekend bulletins and a stand-in presenter/newsreader of ITV News London on ITV London.
Whilst 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." For the decision to not wear a poppy, Charlene faced racist and sexist abuse on Twitter.
- London Tonight - Meet the Team, ITV London
- 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.
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