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.
She refused to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on screen: "I prefer to be neutral and impartial on screen so that one of those charities doesn't feel less favoured than another." For this decision she 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", theguardian.com, 13 November 2013
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