Katie Prescott is one of the UK’s best-known technology and business journalists – a familiar writer and voice to millions as The Times Technology Business Editor and, before that, the Senior Lead Business Presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme and a Business Correspondent across BBC News.
For readers, listeners and viewers across Times platforms. Katie reports on the dynamic changes across the tech, media and telecoms sectors and their impact on business and our everyday lives.
She’s a weekly columnist for the newspaper’s award-winning business section and hosts some of the major events staged by The Times.
Katie is a highly accomplished keynote speaker, moderator and Event MC. Clients have included Accenture, Retail Week, the British Chambers of Commerce and the UKEF. She is well placed to host and facilitate at conferences and other events requiring her expertise in technology, artificial intelligence, the metaverse, business, finance, media, digital disruption, cyber security and sustainability.
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 has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and lives in London with her two children.
"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
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