Kasia Madera is a BBC World News presenter and is one of the main anchors of the ‘Newsday’ programme, she can also be seen on World News Today which is shown on BBC4 and BBC World. Kasia has worked as a Journalist and Presenter at the BBC since 2002.
Kasia has worked on many of the big news stories. A particular highlight was presenting on the night of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Kasia's programme was simulcast on BBC One and attracted some of the BBC News Channel's highest audience figures.
As well as anchoring the BBC's live news programmes, Kasia also fronts feature programmes as part of BBC Global's Country Direct series. She researched, wrote and presented Working Lives Krakow for BBC World’s Poland Direct series and Working Lives Zagreb as part of the Croatia Direct series.
Kasia is bilingual in Polish and is an active member of London’s Polish Community. Before an audience of thousands she hosted a vigil at Trafalgar Square in memory of the late Polish President and First Lady who died in the Smolensk air crash. More recently she was the only British journalist to secure an interview with Donald Tusk during the Polish Prime Minister’s visit to the UK. At the Polish Embassy in London Kasia was named as the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Women in the UK.
Kasia has hosted conferences and has chaired panel debates as well as taken part in them. Kasia has also hosted black tie award ceremonies; most recently she hosted the Freedom of Speech Awards in the presence of former Polish President and Solidarity Movement leader Lech Walesa.
Her website is www.kasiamadera.com