Monday, November 1, 2010

Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Louise Jackson (born 29 June 1978 in Portsmouth, Hampshire), is a British journalist and television presenter, currently a presenter on Sky Sports News. She played lacrosse and tennis for Hampshire, while her mother played lacrosse for England.

Her family originate from mainland Spain, the Madrid area, and Liverpool, and she is resultantly a lifelong Liverpool football fan.

Jackson started medical school whilst modelling. She was also a singer and backing vocalist and was a backing vocalist for Tony Christie for a TV appearance of his hit, Is This the Way to Amarillo. She hosted the Barnardos Young Supporters Concert from 2005-2009, and participated in Catfight in 2007, a boxing match in Hammersmith Palais.

In 2004 Jackson wrote and presented sports news for a variety of sports websites, including, TEAMtalk, Football365 and Golf365 among other sports related websites - where she wrote and presented sports bulletins. Jackson also presented the coverage of the National Hunt Festival for the official Cheltenham website in 2006. She covered Wimbledon for the website,

She joined Setanta Sports News in 2007. Jackson presented on Setanta Sports News, co-hosting Lunchtime Live alongside Murray Dron, and presented various live events, including BetFred League of Legends darts tournament. She presented the Beijing Bulletin for Al Jazeera +3 Sport's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, with Rhodri Williams.

After the channel ceased broadcasting in June 2009, she joined Sky Sports in August 2009, presenting on Sky Sports News. She also regularly appears with Tim Shaw on his radio show, Absolution. She hosted the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year Awards Ceremony in Zurich alongside Pedro Pinto.

Charlotte presents Sky Sports Football quiz show Take It Like A Fan with John Fendley. The show is based around going to different British football league grounds and doing various quiz rounds for fans to get money. It is broadcast at 10pm on Friday nights on sky sports

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