Meehan attended Lancaster Girls Grammar School before moving to London where she earned a degree in government and Economics from the London School of Economics and a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University . 
She initially trained as a writer, before moving to TV, her articles and columns have appeared in the Daily Telegraph , CityAM, CNBC.com , the New York Times , Boston Globe and Jakarta Post . 
Before joining the BBC, Beccy spent 5 years as a presenter at international financial news broadcaster CNBC in London where she fronted the morning programme Capital Connection. 
She also anchored Squawk Box Europe, Worldwide Exchange and European Closing Bell. 
She is a single parent.