Charlene Close

Charlene Close

Reporter, Midday/Afternoon

Charlene is an award-winning reporter who joined 680News as the ’905 reporter’ in November 2005 and is thrilled to be sharing the stories of 905-ers in Durham, York, Peel and Halton Regions.

Charlene spent seven years with 680News’ Kitchener affiliate, 570News. She was part of the team that launched the news/talk radio station in 1997. She also spearheaded the radio station’s coverage of the August 2003 blackout — coverage that went on to win an Edward R. Murrow award, a prestigious industry award.

Charlene left Kitchener in 2004 and spent a year working at the national wire service — Broadcast News/Canadian Press — before arriving at 680News. Charlene enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, reading, playing the piano poorly and gardening.

Follow her on Twitter: @Close680News