Tanya Beckett has worked as a journalist for the BBC for 15 years, presenting news and business programmes. Among her ventures at the corporation, she spent three years working for the BBC in New York, travelled extensively in Russia and roamed Europe reporting on the eurozone crisis. She currently presents news and business news on BBC World News. Prior to becoming a journalist she worked as a banker. She has a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Oxford University.