CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and
creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on
Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.
Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012,
Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In
2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a
television station in Dallas, TX.
In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re
So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of
their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to
Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of
celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.
Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups
including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more
than 16 million views.
In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc
Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He
currently has over 1.9 million Facebook followers. After garnering millions of
views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.
Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered
hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the
Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID