Charlie O’Brien

Charlie O'BrienCharlie is well-established and popular radio presenter for the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand – Heart.  Her breakfast show attracts a quarter of a million listeners a week and was last year nominated for a prestigious Sony Award.

In addition to her show on Heart Charlie is one half of worldwide radio show and podcast ‘The Couple and Co’ with her partner – presenter JK.  Charlie is also the UK Showbiz Correspondent for radio stations in Australia, as well as a voiceover artist and corporate online presenter for many clients.

In her time as a presenter Charlie has interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz and pop and hosted concerts for artists including Olly Murs, The Wanted, and Jessie J.  Charlie was also chosen to host the Christmas Lights switch on last year at Bluewater, Europe’s largest shopping centre.

Charlie has also single-handedly hosted numerous fashion shows, charity nights and corporate events.

Alongside her radio and event work Charlie is a lifestyle and popular culture blogger for the world’s biggest online newspaper The Huffington Post. She runs her own popular blog site  and writes a regular column for lifestyle magazine InsideKent.

As well as her extensive presenting experience Charlie has a solid journalistic background.  She trained in Broadcast Journalism at City University in London, and before that Leicester University – where she gained a 1st Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications – winning the outstanding prize of the year.   Charlie went on to work at numerous news organisations including Sky News and ITN before becoming Regional News Editor for Global Radio – working across the Heart, LBC, Gold and Classic fm brands, and winning Journalist of the Year 2010.

Outside of work Charlie is passionate about her involvement in developing the potential of young people and is an ambassador for The Children’s University. This involves speaking to parents and young people and helping them to gain confidence and ambition through workshops and extra-curricular activities.

One of her main loves is dance – especially Irish dancing which has taken her all over Europe in competitions and exhibitions.


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About Different

Different was formed by Richard Chew and David Simister and since its start has gone from strength to strength.

As a high profile public relations agency based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Different enjoys an enviable county wide reputation with full UK coverage.

Boasting a high profile client list of home grown talent, Different are well placed to give weight and enthusiasm to any PR campaign for individual clients and businesses alike.

Having sat next to each other at school, Richard and David have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years and both have a great love of journalism.

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