Katie Prescott – Technology Business Editor at The Times

Specialist Topics

Digital Transformation
Cyber Security
Data Privacy
Social Media

Katie Prescott is one of the UK’s best-known business journalists. 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 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.

Katie has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and lives in London with her two children.


We were delighted to have Katie as our host and would love to have her back again. She immediately brought energy to the room and clearly worked hard to make the script her own and engage with the audience – couldn’t have asked for more so please pass on my thanks to her.