Newsday (TV series)

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For the radio programme on BBC World Service, see Newsday (BBC World Service).
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Created by BBC World News
Presented by Babita Sharma
Rico Hizon
Kasia Madera
Sharanjit Leyl
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) London
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC World News
BBC News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 13 June 2011 (2011-06-13) – present
Preceded by Asia Today
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
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Newsday is a news programme on BBC World News that was first broadcast on 13 June 2011.[1] The programme is co-hosted by Babita Sharma (Monday-Wednesday) and Kasia Madera (Thursday/Friday) in London, with Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore.

The programme is broadcast around the world on BBC World News, as well as PBS affiliates in America, and is also shown in the UK on the domestic BBC News channel throughout the night, with the 02:00, 03:00 and 04:00 GMT bulletins also shown on BBC One. It gives international news with a specific focus on Asia and its financial markets.


Newsday is aired from 01:00–05:00 GMT on weekdays on BBC World News.[2] The programme acts as a morning programme for Asia, an overnight broadcast in Europe and the UK and a late night news programme for the Americas. It features analysis and discussion of the top news stories of the day and also previews the exclusive reports, correspondent feature films and interviews.

On 18 June 2012, Newsday broadcast times were changed to 23:00–02:00 GMT (22:00–01:00 GMT in summer time) on Sunday to Thursday. It shown from 00:00–02:00 on Monday and 01:00–02:00 on Tuesday to Thursday in the UK.

During commercial breaks for international viewers, UK and PBS viewers get news from around the UK "in brief" with the London presenter.


The programme features split presentation, with a presenter in London and a presenter in Singapore each introducing reports and interviewing occasional guests in-studio. The London presenter also presents links for UK viewers during commercial breaks, while the Singapore presenter goes on to present Asia Business Report at the bottom of each hour.

On occasion the programme broadcasts from another location, such as in November 2013 when Rico Hizon co-presented from Tacloban, Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. In January 2014 for a while Sharma presented from Singapore and Hizon from London. Oi was in London for six months in 2015 and Leyl was based in London in June 2015.

Years Presenter Current role
2011–present Babita Sharma Main London presenter (Mon-Wed)
Kasia Madera Main London presenter (Thu-Fri)
Rico Hizon Main Singapore presenter (Mon-Thu)
Sharanjit Leyl Main Singapore presenter (Fri)
Katty Kay Occasional Washington Presenter
Adnan Nawaz Relief London presenter
Adam Parsons
Chris Rogers
2013–present Dani Sinha
Daniela Ritorto
Ali Moore Relief Singapore Presenter
Mariko Oi
2014–present Alice Baxter Relief London Presenter
2015–present Phillippa Thomas
Lebo Diseko
Ben Bland


  1. ^ "Newsday on BBC World News at 1:00am June 13th, 2011". DigiGuide. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Newsday". BBC. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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