Tanya Beckett

BBC Business Reporter

Tanya Beckett
  • Internationally recognized reporter with over 20 years of on-air experience
  • Business expert with a background in investment banking
  • Delivers a smart, well-researched presentation on the threat of the Eurozone crisis and global economic volatility

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Tanya is currently one of the most experienced business journalists/anchor/reporters around on British TV. She has recently returned to the UK having spent three years broadcasting from  New York on Monday - Thursday and Washington DC on Fridays as the BBC World US Business Anchor. She also fronted BBC World News on PBS in the States. Since her return she has been working for BBC World and Newsnight on BBC2.

Tanya had an interesting journey reaching the point at which she now finds herself . It all started with her degree from Oxford in ‘Metallurgy  and the Science of Materials’ Her first job was in research for ‘Courtaulds’ and after a period of time with them she decided to make the leap from laboratory to finance when she began a stint in Investment Banking. She has worked in the past for such giants of the financial world as ‘Citibank’ in London within their Credit Analysis division and with ‘Commerzbank’ in Frankfurt, with the Capital Markets Division’.  

Journalism began to interest her and so it was only a short leap from that world into the World of TV. Which Tanya made with spectacular success. In 1993 she joined ‘NBC Europe/ CNBC Europe’ as a Business/political reporter. Between 1993 – 1998 she continued to work for various Broadcasters such as ‘CNN International – Sky News  - Dubai TV’ gaining valuable experience along the way.

Inevitably the BBC finally beckoned and she became one of the regular anchors for Working Lunch. BBC2 quickly followed by becoming one of the regulars on BBC 1’s Business Breakfast.  She also became part of the business team on News 24 and BBC World.

Tanya is also an experienced, competent and polished presenter/facilitator within the corporate world.  She brings her wealth of business knowledge and experience to whichever event she is involved in.

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Economic Headwinds. As the Eurozone crisis rumbles on, BBC news anchor Tanya Beckett looks at its legacy and the other looming threats that pose a challenge to global economic growth.

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