Over the past ten years Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world, from international finance summits to small business success stories. She’s now established as part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.
Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph's first TV appearance was on a programme about women in science. She had just won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker over £1million on a design for their Leaf Hog product. This led to work experience
on Tomorrow's World (whilst at university) and, eventually, to producing the financial news on Radio 4’s Today programme which saw her covering Conrad Black’s trial in Chicago and the biofuels industry from Brazil.
As well as her media work, Steph is involved in community and education projects. She is also a former champion Irish dancer. She still attends competitions, and coaches, and was briefly a YouTube sensation when she showed off her talents on air.