Charlene was born and raised in London and began her career as a broadcast journalist. She worked in TV and radio news for the BBC before joining ITN as a newscaster.
In April 2014 she became the first black woman to present ITV News at Ten and she’s well known as one of the most familiar faces of the ITV News bulletins.
She officially joined the Loose Women family as a fully-fledged panellist in 2021 and has sat in the anchor seat ever since.
Charlene swapped the news board for the jungle in 2022 where she took part in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!