Steph McGovern

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Steph McGovern
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Born Stephanie Rose McGovern
(1982-05-31) 31 May 1982 (age 36)
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Journalist, television presenter
Television BBC Breakfast
Pocket Money Pitch
Shop Well for Less?

Stephanie Rose “Steph” McGovern (born 31 May 1982) is an English journalist and television presenter. She works for the BBC and is the main business presenter for BBC Breakfast. She sometimes co-hosts the entire programme.

Early life[edit]

McGovern was born in and grew up in Middlesbrough. She was raised Catholic and went to Kader Primary School then the Macmillan City Technology College (now the Macmillan Academy).

In 1998 at the start of her sixth form studies she won an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship for her potential to be a future leader in the engineering industry. From 1998–2000, in the sixth form, she studied maths, physics, design technology and business studies.[1] At the age of 19 she was awarded ‘Young Engineer for Britain’, after saving Black & Decker £150,000 a year by improving production techniques used for the Leaf Hog product.[2]

She attended University College London, where she studied science communication and policy in the Department of Science and Technology Studies.


McGovern started at the BBC doing work experience on the Tomorrow’s World programme, before securing part-time employment as a researcher in current affairs. She went on to be main producer for daily financial news on the Today programme on Radio 4, before becoming the lead producer of business news on the BBC’s One, Six and Ten O’Clock news bulletins, working with the then business editor, Robert Peston.

In 2010 McGovern began presenting for BBC Radio 5 Live, which moved to Salford in 2011. She has presented Wake Up to Money, and is one of the regular presenters on Sunday evening’s On the Money.

On 27 August 2012 she made her debut presenting BBC Breakfast alongside Roger Johnson. While one of the main relief presenters on BBC Breakfast,[3] she also presented the main show during the Christmas holiday in 2012. She was heard swearing off-camera in October 2012, which resulted in Susanna Reid giving an apology on air.[4]

Starting in February 2016, she presented Pocket Money Pitch for CBBC. Series 1 consisted of 10 weekly episodes.[5] Since March 2016, she has co-presented Shop Well for Less? with Alex Jones for BBC One.

McGovern joined the BBC Watchdog presenting team from autumn 2016. She also co-presented Can Britain Have a Pay Rise? for BBC Two alongside James O’Brien.

Personal life[edit]

McGovern lives in Middlesbrough and Manchester. She is a schoolfriend of Kay Murray, another Teesside television presenter,[6] and is a supporter of Middlesbrough F.C.[citation needed]

She is a former champion Irish dancer and still often attends international competitions, where she helps to coach dancers.[7]

Actress (1 credit)
 2015 House of Fools (TV Series)

The Moth Affair (2015) … Newsreader (as Stephanie McGovern)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (15 credits)
 2011-2018 Breakfast (TV Series)
Herself – Business Presenter / Herself – Presenter / Herself – Business Correspondent / …

Episode dated 28 June 2018 (2018) … Herself – Business Presenter
Episode dated 8 June 2018 (2018) … Herself – Presenter
Episode dated 18 May 2018 (2018) … Herself – Presenter
Episode dated 28 April 2018 (2018) … Herself – Presenter
Episode dated 19 April 2018 (2018) … Herself – Presenter
 2018 Football’s 47 Best Worst Songs (TV Movie documentary)
Herself – Broadcaster & Middlesbrough Fan
 2018 The One Show (TV Series)
Herself – Watchdog Presenter

Episode dated 16 May 2018 (2018) … Herself – Watchdog Presenter
Episode dated 9 May 2018 (2018) … Herself – Watchdog Presenter
Episode dated 25 April 2018 (2018) … Herself – Watchdog Presenter
Episode dated 18 April 2018 (2018) … Herself – Watchdog Presenter
 2017-2018 Have I Got News for You (TV Series)

Episode #55.1 (2018) … Herself
Episode #54.7 (2017) … Herself
 2017 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series)
Herself – Audience Member

Week 10 (2017) … Herself – Audience Member (uncredited)
 2017 UK General Election (TV Series)
Herself – News Correspondent

Election 2017 (2017) … Herself – News Correspondent
 2017 Insert Name Here (TV Series)
Herself – Panellist

Charlie (2017) … Herself – Panellist (as Stephanie McGovern)
 2016 Can Britain Have a Pay Rise? (TV Movie)
Herself – Presenter
 2016 EU Referendum: The Result (TV Special)
Herself – Business Correspondent (as Stephanie McGovern)
 2016 Pocket Money Pitch (TV Series)
 2015 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (TV Series)

Episode #5.8 (2015) … Herself
 2015 World Championship Snooker (TV Series)
Herself – Celebrity Player / Herself – Celebrity Predictions

2015: Day 5, Part 3 (2015) … Herself – Celebrity Player
2015: Day 2, Part 2 (2015) … Herself – Celebrity Predictions
 2014 Scotland Decides (TV Special)
 2013 Pointless Celebrities (TV Series)

Academic Edition (2013) … Herself
 2013 Newsround (TV Series)
Herself – Contributor (BBC business reporter)

04/07/2013: 07:40 (2013) … Herself – Contributor (BBC business reporter)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2016-2017 Have I Got News for You (TV Series)

Have I Got 2017 News for You (2017) … Herself
Episode #52.5 (2016) … Herself (uncredited)


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