Stayt says he was a "late starter as a journalist", but that his years spent working as a roofer, a roadie and a barman were not entirely wasted. After graduating from Birmingham Polytechnic, Stayt started his career in commercial radio in his home town of Gloucester. Before moving into television he worked in radio, hosting Capital Radio's award winning news programme The Way It Is, and also reported for LBC and BBC Radio 5 Live.
From January 2008 he has been the weekend presenter for BBC Breakfast, the early morning news programme broadcast on BBC One and BBC News. He also continues to occasionally present relief shifts on BBC News.
Stayt began his career working for ITN in 1995, as a reporter for Five News, and presented the network's prime-time bulletins and half hour live debate programmes. During his career he has anchored Five News' coverage of the events of 11 September 2001, and spent a total of ten years at ITN, both as a correspondent and a presenter.
He was also a presenter for Sky News. He has presented numerous current affairs programmes, and also hosted live 'reality' TV shows Jailbreak, and Are You Telepathic.
Stayt joined BBC Breakfast in 2006 initially as a relief presenter, however in December 2007, he was promoted as Friday-Sunday presenter.
Stayt married Anne Breckell in December 1995 in Gloucester. They live in St Margarets, west London, and have a son (born August 2000) and daughter (born May 1997).
- ^ Susanna Reid may have to fight to become 'top dog' at BBC Breakfast by Nicola Methven, Daily Mirror 1/04/2011
Charles Stayt |
June 19, 1962
|Occupation||Journalist, Television presenter|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC Breakfast|