Charlotte Hawkins

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Charlotte Hawkins
Born Charlotte Mary Hawkins
(1975-05-16) 16 May 1975 (age 39)[1]
Chichester, West Sussex, England
Residence Surrey
Ethnicity British
Occupation Journalist, presenter, Newsreader
Employer ITV Breakfast
Agent James Grant
Notable credit(s) Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Sky News Sunrise (2007–14)
Meridian Tonight (2003–06)
Spouse(s) Mark Herbert (m. 2008)

Charlotte Mary Hawkins (born 16 May 1975)[2] is an English television presenter and newsreader employed by ITV where she co-presents the breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.

Hawkins joined ITV's Meridian Tonight in 2003, hosting its main news programme, leaving at the end of 2006.

From 2007 until her departure in 2014, Hawkins was co-presenter of Sky's breakfast programme Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes.

Early life[edit]

Hawkins attended the Bishop Luffa School in Chichester,[3] and the University of Manchester from where she graduated with a BA in English Literature. She later undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the London College of Printing.[4]


Hawkins began her broadcasting career with ITN in 1999 as a news reader and reporter for LBC Radio. She was one of the first journalists at the fatal Paddington rail crash and provided live reports from the scene. In January 2000, she moved to ITV Meridian in the southeast, and co-presented the hour-long current affairs series The Big Story.

Hawkins worked for ITV Meridian from October 2003 as co-anchor of their main news programme Meridian Tonight in the South East of England. She also presented on the ITV News Channel. At Meridian she presented several pan-regional documentaries, including the half-hour special Britain on the Move. In 2007 Hawkins co-presented The London Boat Show for ITV.[4]

Hawkins left Meridian in December 2006 to join Sky News in January 2007,[5] where she presented Sunrise each Monday to Thursday alongside Eamonn Holmes. She left the show and indeed the channel in March 2014.[4]

Hawkins presented several stints on Five News,[6] in the absence of stand-in Matt Barbet who was providing maternity leave cover for main presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, for a period in 2010.[7] In 2010, she was an occasional guest news reviewer on the ITV programme This Morning.[8]

On 3 March 2014 it was announced Hawkins would become a presenter on the new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. She made her last appearance on Sky News Sunrise on 6 March 2014[9] and made her debut on Good Morning Britain on 28 April 2014, where she co-hosts the show with Ben Shephard, Sean Fletcher and Susanna Reid from 6 to 8.30am, every day except Thursdays.[10]



Year Title Role Episode(s) Note(s)
2000 The Big Story Presenter Shown on ITV Meridian
2003–06 Meridian Tonight Presenter Weekdays
2007 The London Boat Show Presenter Shown on ITV Meridian
2007–14 Sunrise Presenter Weekdays
2010 Five News Presenter Occasional episodes Stand-in news host
This Morning News Reviewer Occasional episodes
2014— Good Morning Britain Presenter Monday-Wednesday, Friday
Guest appearances


Year Title Role Note(s)
2015 Untitled John Wells project Herself, news presenter Post-production

Personal life[edit]

Hawkins married her partner of five years, Mark Herbert, over the 2008 August Bank Holiday weekend.[13] The ceremony took place at Chichester Cathedral where Hawkins' father is a clergyman.[14][15] On 12 August 2014, Hawkins announced live on Good Morning Britain that the couple were expecting their first child.[16]

Hawkins spends a lot of her time outdoors and enjoys horse riding, cycling and sailing and lives in Surrey.[17]


Hawkins supports several charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association, fighting a disease her father was diagnosed with in 2011.

Hawkins is passionate about animals and supports the Dogs Trust charity[18] and owns a rescue dog named Bailey.[19]


  1. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins on Sky News Sunrise 18th May 2010". Sky News. YouTube. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Ex-pupil's advice: Reach for sky". Chichester Observer. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Charlotte Hawkins". Sky Press Office. BSkyB. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (9 January 2007). "Meridian anchor joins Eamonn Holmes at Sky News". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Charlotte Hawkins presenting Five News – 21st May 2010 YouTube
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ "Video: Charlotte Hawkins leaves Sky News Sunrise • Updates". 25 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News Online. 3 March 2014. 
  11. ^ [4]
  12. ^ [5]
  13. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins Weds". TV Newsroom. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  14. ^ Eamonn Reflects On Charlotte's Wedding Sky News Blogs, 28 August 2008
  15. ^ Barrie Downie (24 August 2008). "Charlotte and Mark's wedding at Chichester Cathedral and Farbridge, Chichester " Wedding Photographer London". Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  16. ^ [6]
  17. ^ [7]
  18. ^ [8]
  19. ^ "About me". Charlotte Hawkins. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 

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