Award winning BBC Breakfast business presenter, Steph McGovern has been working in financial journalism for over 10 years.
Since joining Breakfast she has travelled all over the UK and has broadcast live from over 200 businesses. Her mission has been to find out what's going on in the economy and she's equally at home talking to factory workers or interviewing FTSE 100 chief executives in the studio.
Steph also regularly stands-in as a main presenter on Breakfast and 5 live as well as being presenter for specialist factual shows on Radio 4.
Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph first appeared on the BBC aged 19, when she was a guest a programme about women in science. She had just won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker over £1m on a design she created for their Leaf Hog product.
This success led Steph to secure work experience on Tomorrow's World and not long after, she was recruited as a part-time researcher, while still studying at University College London.
After graduating she became the main producer for daily financial news on the Today programme on Radio 4, interviewing top business leaders and running a number of foreign projects, including a stint in Chicago covering the trial of Conrad Black and a series from Brazil investigating the biofuels industry.
Two years later, within weeks of becoming the producer for eonomics editor Evan Davis, the financial world was in meltdown. Since then Steph has covered developments in business and economics.
For three years Steph was the lead producer of business news on the BBC's One, Six and Ten o'Clock news bulletins, working with the business editor, Robert Peston. She also appeared as a business presenter on the Chris Evans Drivetime show on Radio 2 and on BBC 5 live.
Steph is very much involved in BBC community projects, such as BBC School Report. She is a school governor in Teesside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren in the north east.
"Steph was perfect for our audience, she kept the awards together and running smoothly. She held the attention of the rowdy crowd throughout the awards " a clear sign of a perfect host! We would definitely consider asking Steph back again." Santander Media Awards - November 2015
BBC Breakfast business presenter. Steph is a trained engineer, school governor and renowned for her northern vowels.