Charles is senior reporter focusing on special projects. He has won numerous awards including an IRE award, three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow, and he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
In 2020 he reported the podcast Everytown which uncovered the plot to evict a group of immigrants from the Hamptons. He also started WSHU’s C19 podcast. Previous projects include investigations into FEMA and continuing coverage of financial regulation.
Free-diving is a risky sport, involving swimming deep into the ocean without the aid of air tanks. But after a diver's death in November, some free-divers worry that the sport's governing body is still not doing enough to prevent common injuries and reel in overambitious competitors.