Steph McGovern: Biography highlights

Award-winning BBC Breakfast Business Correspondent.

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Steph McGovern’s background

Steph McGovern is an experienced business journalist with a long history at the BBC both in front of the camera and as a producer. She has reported from all over the world on the big financial stories of the day – covering the credit crunch and the recession alongside respected BBC business and economics names like Robert Peston and Evan Davis. She is an accomplished keynote speaker.

Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph first appeared on TV after winning the title of Young Engineer for Britain after saving Black & Decker more than 1m on a design. She went on to become the main producer for the financial news on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. She was producer for the economics editor, Evan Davis when the recession hit and has covered the financial situation ever since.

For three years Steph was the lead producer of business news on the One, Six and Ten Oclock news bulletins. Working with the business editor, Robert Peston, Steph was heavily involved in the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and recession.

She has also worked as a business presenter on the Chris Evans Drivetime show on Radio 2 and as a financial reporter for 5Live and a regular on Wake up to Money and On the Money. Over the past 10 years Steph has reported from all the big financial events across the world, most recently from the eurozone crisis summits in Brussels and the Italian debt meetings in Rome. She has secured interviews with top business leaders and covered several long running stories abroad including the trial of Conrad Black in Chicago. She also produced a series from Brazil investigating the biofuels industry.

She studied science at University College London and is a former champion Irish dancer hitting the headlines again when she danced live on air.

Along with her daily news duties on breakfast TV, Steph is also involved in BBC community projects, such as BBC School Report. She is a school governor in Teesside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren around the North East.

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • BIBA Broadcast Journalist of the Year 2013
  • Producer and presenter of BBC radio and TV business coverage
  • Has covered the credit crunch, recession and eurozone crises

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A skilled professional presenter – you know you are in safe hands with Steph McGovern who is a great asset to any event.


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Steph McGovern: discovering her unique selling point
Steph McGovern: discovering her unique selling point
Steph McGovern: the challenges facing brilliant women leaders
Steph McGovern: the challenges facing brilliant women leaders
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Steph McGovern: advice I would give my younger self

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