Ian King joined Sky News as Business Presenter in April 2014. His show, Ian King Live, is broadcast live from the iconic Gherkin building in the City of London at 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and sees Ian interview the biggest names in business, finance and economics. Ian regularly appears on Sky News throughout the day to offer commentary and analysis on breaking news stories and is a regular contributor to the Sky News website.
Ian has been a business journalist for national newspapers and on television for more than two decades although the first piece of journalism for which he was paid was published in the Manchester Evening News. His career in business journalism began at the Daily Telegraph, after which he worked on the business desks of both The Guardian and the Mail on Sunday. He then became Business Editor of The Sun in a stint that saw him named Business Journalist of the Year at the 2005 UK Press Awards and Business Journalist of the Year in the 2007 London Press Club Awards as well as being nominated for numerous other awards.
In 2008, Ian joined The Times as Deputy Business Editor, before being promoted to Business & City Editor at the beginning of 2011. Under his leadership, his department was named Business Team of the Year at the 2012 UK Press Awards. Unusually for a business journalist, Ian also has practical experience of the City, having worked for more than three years as a business analyst for Midland Bank Group.
Brought up in Bristol and in Devon, Ian has a degree in History from the University of Manchester, where he also served as full-time editor of the student union newspaper, Mancunion. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from City University. Married with three children, he lives in London.