Charles is part of the creative team that’s made TMZ the pop culture phenomenon of the 21st Century — the #1 source for entertainment news on the Internet and a nationally syndicated hit TV show. TMZ is one of the top 10 most cited news organizations — frequently referenced by the New York Times, CNN, and numerous other local and national news outlets.
Charles started his career in local news as a production assistant for KTVK, the ABC News affiliate in Phoenix, AZ — and quickly rose through the ranks to become the producer for weekend newscasts … and then the nightly weekday newscast.
In 1995, Hollywood came calling as Charles was recruited by Telepictures Inc. for their new entertainment news show Extra. As Supervising Producer, Charles oversaw daily production of more than 2,500 episodes of the hit show.
In 2007, Charles jumped at the opportunity to work with Harvey Levin and Jim Paratore to create a TV version of their hit website TMZ.com. The result was a never-before-seen feat in entertainment — spinning-off a #1 ranked website into a #1 ranked television program. In his role as Co-Executive Producer, Charles also appears on the television show, and is one of the irreverent voices seen nightly in the TMZ newsroom.
In 2011, Charles was honored by his hometown with a spot on the Bronx Walk of Fame … just 2 blocks from Yankee Stadium — home of the greatest sports franchise in the world.
Charles majored in Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School. Go Sun Devils!