During the war, Wintour got married to Eleanor “Nonie” Trego Baker in 1940 and later got divorced in 1979. In 1946, Wintour became a leader writer for the London Evening Standard, soon promoted to political editor. He then moved to the Sunday Express as assistant editor. He returned to standard as deputy editor, during when he convinced Lord Beaverbrook to launch the Evening Standard Awards for theater.
Wintour became managing editor of the Daily Express in 1958, again in 1959 he moved back to the Standard as editor. In this period, he had five children of whom Anna and Patrick became prominent journalists.
Until 1976 Wintour remained as editor after that he was promoted to managing director of the Daily Express, supervising its transitions from broadsheet to tabloid. He later took part in the negotiations to merge the London Evening Standard with the Evening News. In 1980 the Standard and the News were finally merged. Wintour was then replaced by former News editor Louis Kirby.
Later in 1981, Wintour launched the Sunday Express Magazine with his new wife Audrey Slaughter, and they launched Working Woman magazine in 1984. Wintour then became editor of the Press Gazette, in 1985 and gave advice on the launch of Today, The Independent and the new Daily News.
Charles Wintour finally retired in 1989 and spent his later years supporting the Liberal Democrats and chairing the regional National Art Collections Fund. In 1999, the 4th of November Charles Vere Wintour passed away.