TV & Radio Presenter
Official Agent: Jo Carlton
Leah Charles-King (also known as Leah CK) has contributed over 30 years into mainstream media and the entertainment industry as a music artist, TV and radio presenter, producer, live host and public speaker. She is also a media coach and founder of The Red Carpet Academy, which teaches public speaking skills to businesses and influencers.
Her music career began in the 1990s as one third of the girlband Kleshay signed to Sony Music, who enjoyed two UK chart singles as well as a successful arena tour as supporting act for Lionel Richie.
In 2001 Leah began her presenting career as the first (and only to date) black female continuity presenter on CITV (Children's ITV) in its 40 year history.
Recognised and respected in the industry among her peers, Leah was a fan favourite hosting Jackpot247 on ITV and also enjoys a long term working relationship with BET International (Viacom) as a red carpet correspondent and celebrity interviewer across America and the UK. She was their first on-screen presenter who launched BET International across Europe. Leah's TV credits also include BBC, CITV, Disney Channel, Channel 5 and Sky.
Known for her incredibly personable, engaging and witty style, Leah is an accomplished presenter who has racked up well over 100,000 hours of live, unscripted, non-autocued TV presenting experience and has produced and presented programmes transmitted in Europe, USA and Africa.
Leah enjoyed four years as host and producer of the flagship radio show, Leah CK Drive Time on The Beat London 103.6 fm. The show swiftly became the station's most listened to broadcast and quickly scooped up many coveted industry awards.
In 2019, Leah spoke publicly for the first time of her secret battle since being diagnosed with bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder seven years prior.
Leah recently launched her own platform presenting and producing content on mental health and wellbeing to normalise the conversation and end the stigma around mental illness.
- BET International
- Jackpot247 - ITV
- CITV Continuity - CITV
- Leah CK Drive Time - The Beat London 103.6 fm