Charlie Tinker joined the 9&10 News and Local 32 team in October of 2014 as a general assignment reporter working out of the Traverse City bureau.
Charlie graduated from Oakland University in August, 2014 with a bachelor’s in journalism. There he anchored for OUTV and WXOU, the school’s television and radio stations.
While still in school, he accepted a position with iHeart Media Detroit, working as both a promotions assistant and on-air talent, then an internship with WDIV Local 4’s special projects unit.
After a number of months covering the news in Traverse City and other Northern communities, he was promoted to weekend anchor and then to full-time anchor.
That began with a stint on the 5:00 news that lasted several years, until early in 2018, when Northern Michigan’s News Leader launched its news and lifestyle show ‘the four’ built on original content and empowerment.
You can also catch him on 9 & 10 News on Local 32 at 7:00 and 10:00!
In his spare time, Charlie enjoys a lot of outdoor activities, DIY, movies and cracking open a good book!