The National Diversity Awards Hosts

Charlene WhiteCharlene White

Journalist & Presenter

Charlene is a Journalist and Presenter who’s worked in print, TV and radio as a reporter, producer and broadcaster - both in the UK and abroad – for over 15 years. She can currently be seen presenting across IT News, including News At Ten and Evening News at 6.00 pm. She also regularly writes pieces online for The Guardian Newspaper, hosts award ceremonies, galas and events for corporate clients as well as acting as a mentor for various youth charities and social enterprises, a patron for Bowel Cancer  and a school governor.

"I'm excited to once again host the National Diversity Awards, and having Richard Blackwood as my co-host will be a joy! I'm passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion -- and the NDA's are about celebrating and high-fiving those who share that passion. Can't wait."

Richard Blackwood

Actor, Stand-up comic, Broadcaster, Presenter, Inspirational leader.

Richard Blackwood first set his sights on entertaining at the tender age of eight after watching comic, Richard Pryor live in concert on BBC 2.

At the age of 20, Richard graduated from university with a BA honours in Business Studies, but instead of donning a suit and commencing the 9-5 routine, he decided to pursue his dream in the world of entertainment.

"I'm very honoured to be a host alongside Charlene White of the Awards this year! I believe it is very important to recognise and acknowledge the achievements of Britain’s diverse communities within the mainstream arena, and these awards are a large platform for this!"

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