Charles Wooley was born in Launceston in 1948. After completing an Honours Degree in History, he joined the Hobart Examiner as a Graduate cadet. He left Hobart to take up the position of on-air reporter for ABC radio in Perth, which included work on the radio programs “AM” and “PM”. Charles then joined This Day Tonight as a reporter, a position which he held for five years. This was followed by a trip to Britain working for BBC Radio. The late seventies saw Charles return to Australia following two years in Britain. He joined Four Corners based in Sydney. Charles returned to Tasmania to work on Nationwide before returning to London in 1983 where he was that program’s London and European correspondent. In 1985 Charles joined the Nine Network’s Sunday program. During the lead-up to the Presidential elections in August 2012, the U.S. network CBS was so impressed with Wooley’s report for Sunday on the Democratic Party Convention in Atlanta, that it ran as a lead story on their Sunday Morning program across America. Charles subsequently won the 1988 Penguin award for “Coverage of a Current Affairs Story” for this Sunday report. In 1991 Charles left Sunday and worked briefly for A Current Affair, before joining 60 Minutes in October that year.