Speaker & Host
BBC Business Correspondent Steph McGovern has covered most of the major financial events in the last decade. Steph is a past winner of the BIBA Broadcast Journalist of the Year and in 2016 began co-hosting the BBC series Shop Well for Less with one show Alex Jones.
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For over 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 co-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 on 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
the 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 Teesside and regularly runs
workshops for schoolchildren around the North East. A former champion Irish dancer and still
keeps her foot in, often attending international competitions, where she helps to coach dancers.