4 November 1976
London, England, United Kingdom
|Education|| • Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London
• City University London
|Occupation||Journalist, television presenter|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC Three
BBC World News
World News Today
|Children||George (b. 2011)|
Kasia Madera (born Katarzyna Madera on 4 November 1976) is a British journalist and television news presenter. She fronts the overnight bulletins on the BBC News and BBC World News, presenting the Newsday strand Thursday to Sunday from London with Rico Hizon or Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore, World News Today on Fridays and Reporters (BBC News programme), a weekly showcase of reports from the BBC. In 2013 she became one of the main relief presenters of World News Today broadcast on both BBC Four and BBC World News, and then its deputy presenter following the departure of Zeinab Badawi.
Early life and education
Born in London in 1976 to Polish parents, 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 from 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 presented as a regular stand in. She shares the overnight presenting slot on the BBC News Channel with Babita Sharma, simulcast on BBC World.
Madera is bilingual in the Polish language, and resultantly reported for the BBC News Channel on the 2007 Polish parliamentary election; and the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash in Russia, which killed 96 people including Polish President Lech Kaczyński.
On 3 October 2011, she gave birth to a son, George.
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