Charlie Thomas is a Sky News sports presenter, and has been covering sport for twenty years. During that time he has reported on everything from cricket to skiing, football to Formula One.
Charlie began his career in print journalism before moving into broadcasting, first with Capital Radio and then BSB and Screensport, where he was tennis commentator and skiing correspondent, covering the world championships across Europe and North America. He was also Screensport’s commentator at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, where England were beaten by Australia in the final.
In 1992 he joined Sky Sports as football reporter and presenter. Two years later he switched to the summer game, as Sky Sports cricket reporter. He covered seven England tours abroad, witnessing Brian Lara’s world record-breaking 375 in Antigua, Shane Warne’s hat-trick in Melbourne, Michael Atherton’s match-saving 185 in Johannesburg, England’s first tour of Zimbabwe, and the first ever abandoned Test, in Jamaica. While in Australia, he also covered the dramatic climax of the 1994 Formula One season.
In 1999 he was Sky’s chief reporter at the Cricket World Cup, after which he joined Sky News as sports presenter. He anchored Sky News live from the Oval when England regained the Ashes.
Charlie grew up in Somerset and, although he now lives in Hampshire, remains a devoted Somerset supporter. He plays tennis, cricket and golf, and also plays guitar in his own band Love Pump. He is married with three children.