Best known for being a presenter on Good Morning Britain, Charlotte is one of the most recognisable faces on our television screens and radio waves.
Passionate about classical music, she hosts her own Classic FM show every Sunday, released a classical music album, Mindful Moments, in 2020, and partnered with Sony Classical on the podcast Last, Past & Blast.
A hit with television and live audiences alike, Charlotte has covered some of the biggest stories of the last 20 years. The combination of her personable nature, passionate style, and expertise make her the ideal speaker.
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Charlotte Hawkins was always interested in communications and how to get a message across. Studying English Literature at the University of Manchester, followed by a Postgraduate in Broadcast Journalism from the London College of Printing, Charlotte’s early foray into the media was at LBC Radio. It was here she was confronted with the terrible news she may have to present when she was one of the first journalists to report on the Paddington rail crash. In 2000 she moved to ITV Meridian, where she co-presented the current affairs show The Big Story, presented Britain on the Move, and The London Boat Show (2007).
She would go on to present Sunrise on Sky News from 2007 to 2014, with some time spent working for Five News in the absence of other presenters. During this time, we covered events, including the Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and various royal weddings. And her list of interviewees was no less impressive, with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Sir Elton John, Johnny Depp, Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Renee Zellweger, and Matt Damon all getting the Charlotte Hawkins treatment.
She returned to ITV in 2014 as a presenter on Good Morning Britain (2014-), where she has worked as a regular broadcaster and stand-in during absences. As well as the hard-hitting news stories reported on GBM, Charlotte is the fashion reporter for ITV Racing, appearing at events like the Cheltenham Races, the York Races, and Ascot.
Whilst her presenting responsibilities lie with ITV, Charlotte has been seen as a guest star or host on a number of entertainment shows, including Pointless Celebrities (2011), This Morning (2014-2015), The Chase (2015), Countdown (2016), Strictly Come Dancing (2017), and Richard Osman’s House of Games (2021). The podcast she runs alongside Sony Classical has seen her interview guests, including Katherine Jenkins, Piers Morgan, Nicola Benedetti, Myleene Klass, and Alexander Armstrong.
Her passion for journalism is not solely for the television, and she is a regular contributor to several written publications, including The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Conde Nast Traveller, The Daily Express, Radio Times, Family Traveller Magazine, and Health and Wellbeing Magazine.
Charlotte is very passionate about using her position to help others and is a patron or ambassador for several charities, including the Dog’s Trust, Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens, Ellenor Hospice, and the Motor Neurone Disease Association – particularly poignant as she lost her father to the condition in 2015.
Charlotte is now a very popular and sought-after speaker and event host, particularly around classical music. She has hosted the cinema broadcasts of Andre Rieu’s concerts on several occasions, the 2022 Classical Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, and Classic FM’s 2017 Christmas concert.
She has also hosted a range of award ceremonies, such as:
– Wards Children’s Awards
– The Family Traveller Awards
– Royal College of Midwives Awards
– Inventor AllStars Awards
– GP Bullhound Awards
– Adult Learners’ Awards
– Learning and Skills Council Awards
– Medical Futures Awards
– Kent Business Awards
Working with Charlotte is a dream. She has established a wonderful rapport with Andre [Rieu] and always delivers a fantastic interview with him for our cinema audiences around the world. Professional, engaging, natural and a delight to work with, I can’t imagine an Andre Rieu Concert for Cinemas without Charlotte.
Janelle Mason, CinemaLive
Each year Charlotte amazes us with her composure and professionalism when introducing the winners, many of whom have such sad stories. She shows great compassion for our winners, always making them feel very special.
David Lench, Wards Children’s Awards
Charlotte is such an impressive and inspirational host, and made such a position impact on our awards event at Ascot Racecourse.
Steven Heaton, Learning & Skills Council Awards
We had a fabulous evening and to date we have had nothing but positive feedback. Charlotte was a fabulous host for our event and also great company during the dinner.
Association of Air Ambulances
Excellent! We love Charlotte! We’re already planning to use her again at next year’s event. She is our number one choice.
GP Bullhound Limited