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Steph McGovern

Business Reporter, BBC Breakfast

Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph is a Young Enteprise alumna, having taken part in the programme during her A Level year. She first appeared on the BBC aged 19, when she won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker over £1m on a design she did for their Leaf Hog product.

Following her appearance, Steph secured work experience on Tomorrow's World before becoming a part-time researcher in the current affairs department, while studying science at University College London. Within months she became the main producer for daily financial news on the Today programme on Radio 4. Two years later within weeks of becoming the producer for the then economics editor, Evan Davis, the financial world was in meltdown. Steph has covered its developments ever since.

Steph has also held the roles of lead producer of business news on the BBC's One, Six and Ten O'Clock news bulletins, financial reporter for 5Live, and business presenter on the Chris Evans Drivetime show on Radio 2.

As part of a feature called Steph's Sunday Shift, she spent time in over 50 different workplaces across the UK, including a gas rig in the Irish Sea, an air traffic control centre and a nuclear power plant.

Along with her daily news duties, Steph is also involved in BBC community projects, such as BBC School Report. She is a school governor in Teesside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren around the North East.

Steph McGovern