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Tanya Beckett


Former presenter of BBC World News' World News Today: Business Edition, Tanya is an experienced business journalist, anchorwomen and reporter. An Oxford graduate she has a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials, Tanya spent a year working for Courtaulds, researching the properties of carbon and glass fibres. 
After graduating Tanya spent the next four years working as an investment banker for Commerzbank in Frankfurt and Citibank in London. In 1993 after training as a journalist, Tanya spent her career presenting business news, joining CNBC Europe as a business and political reporter. and various other broadcasters including NBC Europe, News Direct Radio 97.3 in London, Sky News and CNN International.
Tanya joined the BBC in June 1998. A regular business presenter on the BBC anchoring a variety of news and business programmes including Business Breakfast, Breakfast News, Working Lunch and most recently, World Business Report. 
Since her return to the UK having spent three years broadcasting from New York 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.
An experienced Corporate/Business facilitator, Conference chair, presenter and Awards host, Tanya speaks fluent German and French and has worked successfuly in both corporate and broadcast settings in both languages

Tanya is an experienced business journalist, anchor-woman and reporter. She presented the BBC World News Today: Business Edition and the business section on Radio 4 Today programme. An Oxford graduate, Tanya spent 3 years broadcasting from New York for the BBC. She has chaired a number of virtual events over the last few months, including an event with 2000 watching, and contributors from 5 different countries.

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