|Born||Stephanie Rose McGovern
31 May 1982
|Occupation||Television presenter and former journalist, however not confirmed|
Stephanie Rose "Steph" McGovern (born 31 May 1982) is a British television personality for the BBC known most notably for her work on BBC Breakfast. She was the main business presenter for BBC Breakfast, however her departure is not yet confirmed. She sometimes co-hosts the entire show.
1998-2000: Later school life
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 (see Arkwright Scholarships). From 1998–2000, in the sixth form, she studied Maths, Physics, Design Technology and Business Studies. 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.
2000-unknown: University 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 business editor, Robert Peston.
On 27 August 2012 she made her debut presenting BBC Breakfast alongside Roger Johnson.
While one of the main relief presenters on BBC Breakfast, she also presented the main show during the Christmas holiday in 2012.
She has undertaken a wide range of activities in her business reporting, such as bus driving and visiting shops to discuss rent payments on Christmas Eve 2012.
Other television jobs
Starting in February 2016, she presented Pocket Money Pitch for CBBC. Series 1 consisted of 10 weekly episodes. Since March 2016, she has co-presented Shop Well for Less? with Alex Jones for BBC One.
5 Live and subsequent departure
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. As of February 2017, however, she no longer presents any of the shows aforementioned.
Awards and honours
In circa 2001 she won the Young Engineer for Britain award. This is the only award she has won as of February 2017.
- Macmillan Academy
- See Awards and honours section
- Gap-year pioneers make their mark | TheEngineer.co.uk
- BBC Breakfast
- "BBC Breakfast left red-faced after on-air swearing gaffe". Daily Record. 4 October 2012.
- Kay Murray 2012
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephbreakfast/status/259345713467637760
- "Steph McGovern kicks off her shoes and dances". BBC News. 2 April 2012.
- Gas turbine factory in Lincoln in June 2012
- Birmingham car parts factory in June 2012
- Dancing an Irish jig on BBC Breakfast in April 2012
- BBC Wife-carrying report – Steph carries co-presenter Mike Bushell in 2012
|Business Presenter: BBC Breakfast
2011 – 2016/2017, TBC