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For a decade, Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world; from international summits to small business success stories. She is an established part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main host.
During the financial crash, Steph was the lead producer of financial news, working with then Business Editor Robert Peston at the forefront of the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis. She soon began broadcasting herself and Steph has presented on 5Live, Radio 4 and the Chris Evans show on Radio 2.
Steph’s Breakfast duties include meeting first hand those on Britain’s business frontline. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE 100 CEOs, Steph’s mission is to uncover and explain what’s going on in the real economy.
Taking business away from news coverage, Steph launched her own children’s TV show looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs – Pocket Money Pitch on CBBC. She is also co-host of a new BBC One prime time show ‘Shop Well for Less’.
Off-screen, Steph is also involved in BBC community projects such as BBC Outreach and BBC School Report. She is also a mentor for young people in her native Teeside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren around the North East. A former champion Irish dancer, she still keeps her foot in, often attending international competitions, where she helps to coach dancers.