Katie Prescott



Katie Prescott is one of the UK’s best-known business journalists with an impressive history of high visibility media success, now Technology Business Editor of the Times.

A familiar voice to millions of listeners after a decade reporting for the BBC, Katie was the Senior Lead Business Presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme and a Business Correspondent across across BBC News on TV, radio and online.

She’s now the Technology Business Editor for The Times and a weekly columnist for the newspaper’s award-winning business section. Across the fast-changing landscape of tech, media and telecoms, Katie brings all the key stories to readers, listeners and viewers across Times platforms.

At the BBC, Katie worked across all the corporation’s major news outlets as the on-screen face and voice explaining and analysing the tumultuous changes wrought by COVID-19, the European debt crisis and new technology, in addition to the challenges of sustainability and climate change.

She has travelled extensively for her work, from Tanzania and Rwanda to China and America as well as working as a journalist in the BBC’s New York Bureau.

Katie is a highly accomplished speaker and moderator. Having worked with a range of major clients, she is well placed to host and facilitate at conferences and other events requiring her expertise in technology, business, finance, economics, media, digital  disruption, cyber security and sustainability.

Technology Business Editor at The Times, after a hugely successful decade as a Business Presenter and Correspondent at the BBC, including Senior Lead Business Presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme.

Post BBC, Katie now has more freedom to work as a Moderator and Keynote Speaker, covering her specialities in Technology, Business and Finance.

Katie has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and lives in London.


'Our panel required deft chairing. It was a job Katie did with great aplomb, setting the context for the discussions, bringing in the speakers at the right moments for them to make useful contributions.  Her experience as a broadcast journalist was certainly brought to bear, as she adeptly kept the conversation flowing, while ensuring it also remained focused and engaging. Katie was a consummate professional, a pleasure to work with, and someone we would love to work with again in the future.'

Jack Neill-Hall - The CityUK

Specialist Topics


Digital Transformation

Cyber Security

Data Privacy






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