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Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern is a former BBC Breakfast business correspondent who now has her own show Steph's Packed Lunch on C4. A popular conference facilitator, Steph has covered most of the major financial events in the last decade.


About Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern 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 co host Alex Jones. Steph started hosts Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 in 2019.


For over a decade Steph McGovern reported on business and finance from around the world. From international summits to small business success stories she covered them all. Furthermore she was an established part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily. In addtion she used to  co hosting it regularly too.

During the financial crash Steph was the lead producer of financial news. She worked with the 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, presenting on 5Live, Radio 4 and the Chris Evans show on Radio 2.

Steph’s Breakfast duties included 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 primetime show Shop Well For Less before joining Channel 4 to hosts her own show Steph’s Packed Lunch in 2019.

Off Screen

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.

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