Steph 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. Steph McGovern 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 Steph McGovern made her debut presenting BBC Breakfast alongside Roger Johnson. While one of the main relief presenters on BBC Breakfast, Steph McGovern also presented the main show during the Christmas holiday in 2012.
Steph McGovern 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. Steph McGovern was heard swearing off-camera in October 2012, which resulted in Susanna Reid giving an apology on air. In 2010 Steph 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.