Charlotte Gay

Before graduating, Charlotte secured freelance radio journalist shifts which led to her first full-time role as a broadcast journalist for Global Radio.

Within a few months, she was reporting nationally for LBC and other brands across the UK’s biggest commercial network. Charlotte’s career in radio has already seen her awarded the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30 award, and several IRN award nominations.

She has since drawn on the multimedia nature of her university course to take a career turn into television and now works at ITV where she has won an RTS Flying Futures award and reported across the West Country and the Channel Islands.

Recently, she has been based in Guernsey where she has led the news coverage during the coronavirus lockdown.


Name: Charlotte Gay
Age: 28
Job role: Reporter
Organisation: ITV News West Country
Course studied: BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
Graduated: 2013

What their colleagues say

“Charlotte joined ITV West Country after carving out an excellent reputation as a reporter with Heart Radio. It has been in on-screen roles that Charlotte has really shone and she clearly has a bright future as a reporter or presenter on television. Charlotte has presented early, lunch and weekend bulletins and is an authoritative presence on screen. She has shown a great eye for a story, brought exclusives into the newsroom and demonstrated an excellent understanding of how to showcase stories on television.”

- Chris Spittles, Content Editor, ITV West Country