Long-standing BBC presenter, Steph McGovern, is a key figure in British broadcasting, having been in the media for over 15 years, and financial journalism even longer. Steph is also openly gay and has used her platform to increase diversity and acceptance in high profile industries such as hers. From the small screen to the stage, Steph is ideally suited to keynote speaking due to her background in presenting and experiences of LGBT+ inclusion.
Best known for her time spent at the BBC, Steph spent 10 years as the BBC Breakfast business presenter, often tasked with presenting the entire show. Recognised for her expert insights on current affairs, particularly in finance, Steph fronted the series until late 2019. Alongside the Breakfast Show, Steph also hosted Shop Well For Less, Made in Great Britain and Watchdog, proving her versatility. She is now sought after to discuss her knowledge of financial markets, consumerism and business.
As an openly gay broadcaster, Steph has been a victim of troll behaviour online, regarding her sexuality. Despite this, Steph has gained admiration for living authentically as herself in the spotlight and has welcomed a baby girl with her partner. In 2021, Steph was nominated among the Top 10 LGBT+ Broadcasters, a testament to her influence on the community and industry.
Currently, Steph is hosting her new series for Channel 4, Steph’s Packed Lunch which covers lifestyle and current affairs topics. Additionally, she is a sought-after moderator for live events panels and is a keynote speaker, a role in which she explores her experiences of inclusivity, the LGBT+ community and working in media.
Steph McGovern is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“She was both professional and approachable and the audience loved her. Fantastic value and I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
“Steph completely freestyled her session and it was the highest scored of the day. She caught everyone’s attention with her stories.”