Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, award winning writer, and veteran Kelowna City Councillor.

Charlie spent more than 25 years as a fulltime newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations and strategic planning.

A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer Hodge also co-hosted radio talk shows and still writes a regular weekly newspaper and online column titled Hodge Podge, which he has crafted now for 41 years.

His biography on Howie Meeker, titled Golly Gee It’s Me was a Canadian bestseller and his second book, Stop It There, Back It Up – 50 Years of the NHL garnered lots of attention from media and hockey fans alike. Charlie is currently working on his third contracted book, a historical/fiction novel. 

Charlie is a skilled facilitator, an effective personal coach, and impactful motivational speaker.

His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, and fishing. Charlie and Teresa (Tez) share their Kelowna home with five very spoiled cats.