Beccy Meehan, formerly a presenter at the financial broadcaster CNBC, starts this week as the presenter of the weekend editions of the BBC’s evening news programme North West Tonight.
Meehan’s first broadcast in her new role will be this coming Saturday.
She will also be reporting for the show during the week alongside the two current presenters on NWT, Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin.
At CNBC, she was an anchor for shows including Capital Connection and Squawk Box Europe and also reported from locations across Europe. She is also a frequent writer and columnist for various papers including The Telegraph and CityAM in the UK and the Boston Globe, New York Times and The Jakarta Post abroad.
Born and raised in Lancaster, she began her career in print journalism as a reporter for The Blackpool Citizen before moving to London to further her career in financial journalism with Money Marketing, a trade paper for the financial services industry.
She joined Bloomberg News in London in 2003 as a general assignment reporter, before becoming European airlines reporter, where she first appeared on television.
In 2005 she moved to New York City to become a technology reporter at Bloomberg’s HQ before returning to London in 2006 to start her first full time TV presenting role as the European markets reporter for Bloomberg.
She joined CNBC in 2007.
Meehan can also be found at @BeccyMeehan.