For the identical jobs at the BBC, Steph McGovern alleged that “posh women are paid a heck of a lot more.”
A flashback account shows that STEPH MCGOVERN once launched a scathing attack on the BBC, stating that “posh women get paid a heck of a lot more” than their working-class counterparts.
The 39-year-old presenter is recognized for hosting her own Channel 4 show, “Steph’s Packed Lunch.” Despite low ratings, the live talk and entertainment show has been renewed for a second season, which will begin airing soon. Steph’s current project is for Channel 4 to broadcast highlights from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The Games were postponed from last year due to the high prevalence of COVID-19 in Japan, just like the Olympics.
Steph was the previous business correspondent for BBC Breakfast. She was born in Middlesbrough and has a distinct Teesside accent.
Steph takes issue with alleged wage inequalities at the public broadcaster in a flashback interview with The Sunday Times in 2018.
She informed the newspaper that her “posh” coworkers were paid more for doing similar job to her.
“I’ve had to negotiate about [compensation]throughout my career,” she remarked. It’s not just a matter of gender; it’s also a matter of class.
“There are a lot of women who do a comparable work to me who are paid a lot more… who are a lot more posh than me,” she says.
“It’s critical to portray a diverse range of cultures. The BBC, on the other hand, does not devote nearly enough attention to attracting people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s simply posh.”
“A lot of people in management are from the same background,” the presenter continued.
“We’re talking about, ‘How do we represent more working-class people?’ when they’re not working-class themselves,” she continued. “How do they know?” you might wonder.
Steph also remembers a management telling her that she was “too common” to be a BBC presenter.
“More than 80% of the BBC’s employees was educated in state schools, and the BBC is more diverse than it has ever been,” according to a BBC spokesperson.
“The BBC has a strong commitment to finding and developing fresh talent,” they continued.
“We have hundreds of apprenticeships available to ensure that the BBC is accessible to people from all walks of life, as well as a variety of programs to help people advance their careers after they have joined.
“However, there is always more to be done, and we have a bold diversity strategy in place.” Brinkwire Summary News.