Adam Parsons is to join the Sky News business team as Business Correspondent in the new year.
He joins from the BBC where he has been presenting Radio 5 Live’s ‘Wake up to Money’ and breaking stories on Newsnight.
Recent news stories broken by Adam include getting the former head of Sainsburys, Justin King, to admit that prices in the UK’s supermarkets could go up by as much as 5% in the wake of Brexit. He also secured the first sit down interview with Dominic Chappell.
“I am hugely excited to be joining Sky News at a time when business and economics are at the forefront of the global news agenda,” said Adam.
“My abiding interest is in showing how these stories matter to all of our lives, and I firmly believe they’ve never been more important. I have hugely enjoyed my time reporting on all of these things for the BBC, but the opportunity offered to me by Sky News was just too good to turn down. It’s a huge, fascinating and thrilling challenge, and I can’t wait to get going.”
Before joining the BBC, Adam was a newspaper journalist, starting on the Watford Observer, then moving to The Sunday Times, ending up as the Sports Editor of Sunday Business.
He moved to the BBC in 2001 as a Sports Correspondent and covered Olympic Games, World Cups, FIFA scandals and England winning the World Cup.
Sarah Whitehead, Home News and Deputy Head of Newsgathering, added: “I am delighted that Adam is joining Sky as its Business Correspondent. This appointment underlines our commitment to reporting the business story as well as Sky News’ investment in specialist journalism during this extraordinary time for business and financial stories.”