Prescott will start in the role this June, the publisher has announced
Reporting into Richard Fletcher, business editor of The Times, she will be responsible for covering business technology news and will have a weekly column in the business section.
Prescott joins after a decade of reporting for the BBC. Her most recent roles include business presenter and producer for Radio 4’s Today programme and business correspondent across BBC News on TV, radio and online.
During her time at the BBC, she has reported on a wide range of topics from the European debt crisis to the business changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and new technology.
Speaking about her appointment, Prescott said: “I am delighted to be joining the prestigious Times Business desk and covering what I think is the most exciting patch in journalism, crossing every sector with an impact on all of our lives.
“The landscape of tech and media is changing fast and I’m looking forward to bringing all of the key stories to readers, listeners and viewers across Times platforms.”
Fletcher added: “I’m delighted Katie is joining our award-winning business section and team of world-class reporters and editors.
“She is a brilliant journalist, who is able to communicate complex stories into a clear and digestible format. She will be a great asset and I look forward to her starting.”