News & Sports Reporter
Charlie joined Lakeland News as a Sports/News Multi-Media Journalist in January of 2023. He works out of the Brainerd office covering local news and sports in the greater Brainerd Lakes area. He is also the back-up sports anchor for the show.
This is Charlie’s first job working in the News/Sports broadcast industry. He previously worked as a Full-Time Supervisor at UPS in their Air Division, overseeing the morning ramp operations of their western air hub in Southern California. He simultaneously coached college football at his Alma Mater, the University of Redlands, for 10 years before leaving to pursue a career in sportscasting. While working as a coach he also provided play-by-play for the soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball teams.
Charlie is a 2012 graduate of the University of Redlands where he played football. He would later return to school, this time at the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University. It was while attending the Dan Patrick School that he decided to pursue a career in sportscasting. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Full Sail University in the fall of 2022. Charlie attended high school in Mission Viejo, California where he played football and earned the Mort-Joey ESPN “Student of the Game” award and scholarship.
In his spare time Charlie enjoys sporting events, concerts, and travelling. He also plays guitar, video games, builds LEGO’s, and frequents country western bars to go two-stepping. He has family all over the country, but his parents live in Dallas, Texas, and his brother and sister in-law live in Denver, Colorado. Charlie is a native Californian. This is the first time he’s ever been to Minnesota.