Charley is a three-time Emmy award-winning feature reporter. His stories air Monday through Friday mornings on Good Day Tampa Bay in a segment called "Charley's World." They are stories about people and events in the Tampa Bay area all told from Charley's creative perspective.
Charley has won three Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for his feature reporting over the years. His first Emmy was for a series of feature reports following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC Championship game in St. Louis in 2000. He won his second Emmy in 2005 after profiling famous photographer Bud Lee. And his third Emmy was awarded for a feature story he did on a butterfly farmer in St. Petersburg.
Charley was born in Ft. Myers and grew up right here in the Tampa Bay area -- Pasco County to be exact. He received a degree in broadcasting at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Before returning to the Sunshine State, Charley worked as a reporter at WIVK radio and WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. He returned to his home town and joined FOX 13 in January of 1998.
Charley is an avid sports fan, and always roots for the local teams -- the Bulls, the Bolts, the Rays and, of course, the Bucs!
Dozens of animals are searching for their forever home, including those who were rescued when recent hurricanes made a landfall in the U.S.
In past years, Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County has built one house a year for qualifying families. This year they set a goal to complete six houses -- and then the pandemic hit. They’ve had pledges rescinded and struggled at times getting volunteers
It was tough at first, but the Morean Glass Studio survived the summer, and is expanding.
Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger developed a Meals On Wheels for Kids program. The program relies on 125 volunteers each week to help deliver frozen prepared meals, fresh produce and shelf stable food to children and families who have opted to attend school remotely.
At Black Dog Farm, they breed Connemara ponies and provide a training ground for the sport of eventing.
The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation is part research center, part sea turtle rehabilitation center. Marine biologists are doing breakthrough work with coral here, as well as taking care of some sick sea turtles. This entire facility is an example of the work being done that is funded by visitors to the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa.
The non-profit Metropolitan Ministries is expecting thousands more families will request help for the holidays, and they are asking for donations and volunteers to help meet the demand.
Titus’ real name is Thaddeus Bullard, and his Bullard Family Foundation is a charity that supports children and families in need. On Monday, at any of Tampa Bay’s 16 PDQ locations, you will have the chance to round up your check, or make a donation, and all proceeds will go to the charity.
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is a popular spot for hikers and those who enjoy fishing. The park has been closed for awhile, as they built a huge, wheelchair-accessible observation tower that provides panoramic views of the bay.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium are offering their own online programs, Marine ScienceFest weekends, after-school and club programs, and even 'Mom without me' Yoga on Saturdays with a coffee bar and infused water station.