Charlie Webster – Event Host, Moderator, Journalist

Charlie is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, writer, documentarian, producer, campaigner and survivor of abuse, and highly sought after motivational speaker and expert.

After a degree in Language and Linguistics, Charlie became the face of Real Madrid TV, the first club-run sports channel of its kind.

After a few years of interviewing the likes of Beckham, Ronaldo and Zidane she moved to ESPN, fronting Premier League coverage and becoming the first female sports presenter in Asia.

She went on to work for the BBC World Service and Sky Sports, covering boxing (becoming the first woman to anchor a heavyweight world title fight), motorsport, the Olympics and Paralympics, and of course, football.

Qualified in psychotherapy, she also hosts the My Sporting Mind podcast, interviewing sportspeople about psychology and mental health.

Away from the studio Charlie has undertaken many charity challenges, including Charlie’s Big Challenge, which saw her run 250 miles in a single week, visiting and reporting from 40 football clubs around England. She’s competed in marathons and triathlons, qualified as a personal trainer, and gained her FA Level 2 coaching badge.

She’s also written for Running Fitness magazine, the Huffington Post, The Independent and Daily Telegraph. Whilst cycling 3,000 miles from London to Rio for charity (and coinciding with the Rio Olympics) Charlie contracted malaria and three other tropical diseases and was given 24 hours to live.

Doctors described her survival as miraculous, overcoming a brain haemorrhage and kidney failure, and having to learn to walk again.

Charlie is an active campaigner around domestic and sexual abuse, and an ambassador for the Women’s Aid charity.

She hosts and created the Undiscussable podcast, giving a voice to abuse survivors and examining the law, perceptions and wider social effects around the subject.

As well as being part of the Ministry of Justice’s Victims Panel, she has spoken in Parliament, the United Nations (UN) and she has directly influenced legislation there.

Event Host & Moderator

Charlie is known for her interviewing skills always looking to go beyond the name to understand the person, she has interviewed the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone as Europe exclusives, and people ranging from cross-party politicians ahead of the UK general election to victims of domestic abuse, sport stars about mental health and superstars like David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton.

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Charlie’s latest project (available on Apple podcasts)

Surviving El Chapo TV Documentary Series

Created, written and produced by Charlie Webster, Hosted and Executive produced by Charlie and Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson.

Speaking publicly for the first ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share their incredible journey with Charlie and 50. They went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers, to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.”

Charlie developed the concept having worked with Lionsgate Sound and 50 Cent’s G-Unit productions to secure access.

She built her relationship with the Flores Twins and their wives, working to gain trust and understanding to be able to tell not just the ‘narco’ side of the story, but the story of family, love, trauma, the life we are born into, choices, pain and penance.

Charlie captured the insight, emotions and intimacy rarely heard in a story like this.
Did they do the ‘right’ thing? Was it all worth it? They still have a life sentence of always looking over their shoulder.

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Testimonials

Charlie Webster is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

Charlie hosted ‘A future vision for the London Youth Games x Nike.’ The session took place on a Zoom webinar platform. We were excited to have presentations and two panel conversations. The panels included young people and some of our most important stakeholders from Sport England, Nike and London Sport. Charlie brought a brilliant tone and professionalism to the event. Navigating us through the various parts of the session and making all of our guests feel incredibly welcome. The feedback on the session was brilliant and we couldn’t have done it without Charlie.

Andy, London Youth Games

It was a real pleasure to work with Charlie in what has been a very difficult year for everybody. We first worked with on the ‘Inside the Mind’ series that was commissioned by the EFL and Mind for Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2020 during lockdown and Charlie used her experience and professionalism to lead some challenging interviews with sensitivity and insight. Charlie then expertly hosted a virtual parliamentary roundtable this Autumn for the EFL and Mind, showcasing the best of the On Your Side mental health partnership to a high profile audience made up of MPs and Chief Executives.All the feedback we had was in praise of Charlie’s handling of the session on the day. Both before and after Charlie was engaged, prepared and happy to be a part of the event. We’d certainly recommend working with Charlie on future projects.

Nick, EFL Public Affairs Manager