Katarzyna "Kasia" Madera (born 4 October 1975) is a British journalist and television news presenter. She fronts mainly evening and overnight bulletins on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News, presenting the ''Newsday'' strand on Friday from London with Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore and World News Today on Friday.Babita Sharma Biography
In 2013 she became one of the main presenters of World News Today broadcast on BBC Four, BBC World News and the BBC News Channel, and then its deputy presenter following the departure of Zeinab Badawi. From 2017 she is a relief presenter at weekends on the BBC News Channel.

Early life and education

Kasia was born in London on 4 October 1975 to Polish parents. Her father died when she was six months old from a heart attack. She graduated from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London, with a 2:1 in French and politics. She then completed a broadcast journalism postgraduate diploma at City University London.


After joining the BBC graduate programme in 2002, she initially presented BBC Three's youth-oriented news bulletin ''60 Seconds.'' She then presented the round-up of the day's entertainment and celebrity news in ''E24.'' Formally joining the BBC News Channel as a news presenter, she presents as a regular stand-in, alongside her roles on ''Newsday'' and ''World News Today''. She shares the late evening presenting slot with Babita Sharma, ''simulcast'' on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Madera presented the most-watched BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News simulcast following the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics when the Channel achieved its highest ever viewing figures. Also the overnight coverage of The Death of Nelson Mandela. Madera speaks Polish, and as a result reported for the BBC News Channel on the 2007 Polish parliamentary election and again in 2015, 2014 European Elections, and the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash in Russia, which killed 96 people including Polish President Lech Kaczyński. She also took over from Huw Edwards after the death of Nelson Mandela presenting overnight coverage on BBC One, BBC World News, the BBC News Channel and PBS.

Personal life

Madera lives in Hammersmith, west London with her husband Simon and her two boys Henry and George.

See also

* List of BBC newsreaders and reporters * List of people from London * List of University of London people


External links

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