ONE of television’s early risers is heading to Wearside.
Stephanie McGovern, one of the most familiar faces on breakfast television is coming home to the North East for a one-off special talk in Sunderland next week.
Stephanie, who works on BBC Breakfast as the business presenter, will visit the University of Sunderland to share her experiences with the public and students, and answer questions about life working in the media.
She will discuss her career experiences and the challenges being faced in the media industry during the hour-long talk.
The journalist, who also works for BBC 5Live and BBC Radio 4, will talk about the lessons she’s learned and what life is like working on the country’s biggest breakfast show.
Middlesbrough-born Stephanie, has also worked as a lead producer on the one, six and 10 o’clock news bulletins for the BBC.
She said: “It’s a real treat for me to come back to the North East and talk to students about my job. My career in the media has been a fun one over the last 10 years and I want the students to know that there is nothing stopping them from doing the same. Hopefully, they’ll also get a flavour of what life’s like working on network news – the good and the bad.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing the work the University of Sunderland is doing for myself as I have heard lots of good things from my friends and family who have studied there.”
The masterclass is on Thursday at 1pm at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s.