Hawkins joined ITV's Meridian Tonight in 2003, hosting its main news programme, leaving in 2006 to become co-presenter of Sky's breakfast programme Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes. In 2014, she left Sky to co-present the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.
Hawkins attended the Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, and the University of Manchester, graduating with a BA in English Literature. She later undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the London College of Printing.
Hawkins began her broadcasting career with ITN in 1999 as a newsreader 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 where she co-presented the hour-long current affairs series The Big Story.
From October 2003, Hawkins worked for ITV Meridian 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.
Hawkins left Meridian in December 2006 to join Sky News in January 2007, where she presented Sunrise each Monday to Thursday with Eamonn Holmes. In addition to presenting news reports, Hawkins also interviewed various celebrities including David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul McCartney. In February 2012, she also interviewed Dutch magician Hans Klok about the London opening of his show The Houdini Experience. At the end of the interview, she was sawed in half by Klok in his Clearly Impossible illusion.
Hawkins presented several stints on Five News, in the absence of stand-in Matt Barbet who was providing maternity leave cover for main presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, for a period in 2010. In 2010, she was an occasional guest news reviewer on the ITV programme This Morning. Hawkins also presented the Sky Arts documentary Andre Rieu: Behind the Music.
On 3 March 2014, Hawkins was confirmed as a presenter on ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. She made her last appearance on Sky News Sunrise on 6 March 2014 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 6:00 am to 8.30 am, every day except Thursdays. On 22 January 2015, Hawkins presented her final show before going on maternity leave. She returned on the show on 15 June 2015.
Along with co-presenter Susanna Reid, Hawkins often acts as the assistant for visiting magicians when they appear on the show, taking part in a variety of illusions either in the main studio or on location from various theaters. These illusions have included being sawed in half in a variety of different versions of the illusion, being divided into three in both the clear box version of the Sawing in Thirds and the Zig Zag Girl, and being beheaded by a Guillotine. In 2016, along with Reid, she took part in a rare performance of the Doubly Impossible version of the Double Sawing illusion.
Hawkins married her partner of five years, Mark Herbert, over the 2008 August Bank Holiday weekend. The ceremony took place at Chichester Cathedral where Hawkins' father was a clergyman. On 12 August 2014, Hawkins announced live on Good Morning Britain that the couple were expecting their first child. On 8 February 2015, she gave birth to a baby girl, Ella Rose.
Hawkins supports several charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association of which she is a patron. Her father Frank was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and later died in 2015. She is a patron of Ellenor Hospice and an ambassador for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens.
|2000||The Big Story||Presenter||ITV Meridian|
|2007||The London Boat Show||Presenter|
|2007–2014||Sunrise||Presenter||Sky News||With Eamonn Holmes|
|2010||Five News||Stand-in presenter||Channel 5|
|This Morning||Newspaper reviewer||ITV||2 episodes|
|2014—||Good Morning Britain||Presenter & newsreader|
- Guest appearances
- Pointless Celebrities (2011)
- This Morning (2014, 2015) – Guest
- The British Soap Awards (2014)
- Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel (2014)
- Celebrity Squares (2014)
- Tipping Point for Text Santa (2014)
- The Chase: Celebrity Special (2015)
- Celebrity Juice (2015)
- Britain's Got More Talent (2015)
- Countdown (2016)
- Who's Doing the Dishes? (2016)
- All Star Mr & Mrs (2016)
- Celebrity Storage Hunters (2016)
|2017||Sharknado 5... Earth 0||Herself||Cameo role|
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- ↑ Tryhorn, Chris (9 January 2007). "Meridian anchor joins Eamonn Holmes at Sky News". The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/jan/09/broadcasting.bskyb. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
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- ↑ "Charlotte Hawkins on Twitter: "Quick turnaround today - I'm back on Five News later. Matt Barbett live in Cumbria & I'll be in the studio for the rest of the day's news"". Twitter. 2010-06-03. https://twitter.com/CharlotteHawkns/status/15314721263. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Charlotte Hawkins on Twitter: "An extra dose of @eamonnholmes this week as I'm joining him on This Morning tomorrow to do news review! At least I get a bit of a lie-in..."". Twitter. 2010-06-03. https://twitter.com/CharlotteHawkns/status/15338643100. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Video: Charlotte Hawkins leaves Sky News Sunrise • Updates". Tvnewsroom.co.uk. 25 February 2014. http://tvnewsroom.co.uk/update/video-charlotte-hawkins-leaves-sky-news-sunrise-65389/. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- ↑ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News Online. 3 March 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26351796.
- ↑ "Charlotte Hawkins Weds". TV Newsroom. 26 August 2008. http://tvnewsroom.co.uk/blog/charlotte-hawkins-weds/. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
- ↑ Eamonn Reflects On Charlotte's Wedding Template:Webarchive Sky News Blogs, 28 August 2008
- ↑ Barrie Downie (24 August 2008). "Charlotte and Mark's wedding at Chichester Cathedral and Farbridge, Chichester " Wedding Photographer London". barriedownie.com. https://www.barriedownie.com/weddings-photographer-sussex/charlotte-and-marks-wedding-at-chichester-cathedral-and-farbridge-chichester/. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- ↑ "Congratulations, Charlotte! | News | Good Morning Britain | GMB". 2014-08-12. http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/charlotte-hawkins-announces-pregnancy. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ Finbow, Katy (2015-02-08). "Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins gives birth to baby girl". http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a627501/good-morning-britains-charlotte-hawkins-gives-birth-to-baby-girl.html#~p3Oec67H4FVG7P. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Charlotte Hawkins: 'I’m surprised people don’t hate me’". Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10991946/Charlotte-Hawkins-Im-surprised-people-dont-hate-me.html. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "About". Charlotte Hawkins. http://www.charlottehawkins.com/about. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ Nattrass, Jj (2015-06-16). "Charlotte Hawkins tells This Morning that daughter's birth helped her cope with father's death". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3126553/Charlotte-Hawkins-breaks-reveals-daughter-Ella-Rose-s-birth-helped-cope-father-s-tragic-death.html. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150402095716/http://www.ellenorlions.org/forPatientsAndFamilies/whosWho/Bios/Patron%20Bio/Charlotte%20Hawkins%20Bio.asp. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140514170755/http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/mediacentre/newsreleases/pr11harefield5thbirthday.aspx. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
- ↑ "About me". Charlotte Hawkins. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131220070947/http://charlottehawkins.com/about-me/. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- ↑ "Pointless Celebrities - Season 1, Episode 4: Episode 4". 2011-07-07. http://www.tv.com/shows/pointless-celebrities/episode-4-2399964/. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Celebrity Squares Episode 1". 2014-09-10. http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week37/celebrity-squares. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "Tipping Point - News". Charlotte Hawkins. 2015-10-13. http://www.charlottehawkins.com/news/2015/tipping-point. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- ↑ "The Chase: Celebrity Special Episode 1". 2015-03-01. http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week10/chase-celebrity-special. Retrieved 2016-10-27.