Charles Thomson is a multi-award winning writer and journalist.
Described by media experts as a 'livewire' and a 'credit to his profession', he has won accolades as an investigative journalist, a crime reporter and feature writer. His stories have been picked up by the Sun, Mirror, Guardian, Daily Star, Daily Mail, MOJO, Wax Poetics and Huffington Post, among others.
Charles’ work has been credited with influencing police and Government decision-making. In 2016 he won two prestigious national awards after his investigation into a historic paedophile ring forced police to reopen a 25-year-old case. In 2015 he was shortlisted for a national award after a series of campaigning environmental reports ‘had a remarkable effect on improving England's most polluted area and prevented those in office from steamrolling local environmental issues’.
As a crime and court reporter he has covered numerous trials of national and international significance, including child murders and sex abuse cases. His investigations have also exposed corruption and incompetence at the heart of the justice system.
In addition to news reporting, Charles has won awards for his feature-writing. Famed American journalist Linda Deutsch has described him as ‘a very good interviewer’, with subjects ranging from legendary entertainers to regular people who find themselves embroiled in major news stories. In 2012 he won an award for his interviews with disgraced public figures Lord Hanningfield and Michael Barrymore.
He is perhaps best-known for his work on Michael Jackson, the subject of several of his in-depth features. In 2010, Huffington Post published 'One of the Most Shameful Episodes in Journalistic History’, Charles' attack on the media’s shoddy coverage of Jackson’s 2005 trial, which won praise from several figures involved in the case. His work on Jackson has been referenced in several top biographies.