Stephanie Rose McGovern
31 May 1982
|Alma mater||University College London|
|Occupation||Journalist, television presenter|
Pocket Money Pitch
Shop Well for Less?
Have I Got News For You
Made in Great Britain
McGovern is originally from Middlesbrough. 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. 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.
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 the 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.
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 and has been both a panellist and host on Have I Got News for You.
In October 2018, McGovern stated that she found Donald Trump 'creepy' after he referred to her as 'beautiful' during an interview in 2012. She is said to have brushed off Trump's comments by telling him she had heard "better lines" in Middlesbrough's Club Bongo.
- "Business News: Stephanie McGovern". BBC News. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- Macmillan Academy Archived 2013-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
- "Gap-year pioneers make their mark – The Engineer The Engineer". www.theengineer.co.uk.
- "About UCL".
- "BBC – Pocket Money Pitch – Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk.
- "BBC reporter brushed off Trump flattery". 26 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "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