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, thus kicking off his hosting career. In 2013, he won an Emmy for "The Cost of Water" while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.
In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content, where he currently has over 1.9 million followers. His comedic mashups, including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have been viewed more than 16 million times. Due to his popularity, 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 and is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die.