Kasia Madera is a BBC World News journalist and presenter.
For over 16 years Kasia has worked on many of BBC News’ flagship programmes. She is best known as one of the leading anchors on the BBC’s Asia focused breakfast programme Newsday, on air from 23:00GMT on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. Kasia specialises in international news and politics, especially European affairs.
Kasia has worked on many 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 secured an exclusive interview with the newly elected Polish President, Andrzej Duda, his first television interview with an international broadcaster.
Kasia 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 Smoleńsk air crash. Kasia was honoured for her work in promoting Polish culture by winning the Maciej Płaźyński International Journalism Award. At the Polish Embassy in London Kasia was named as the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Women in the UK. Kasia is on the steering committee of the Belvedere Forum, the non-governmental organisation aimed at building Polish Britsh relations through arts, culture and trade, headed by Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Kasia is an experienced conference facilitator and has chaired panel debates as well as taken part in them. She has hosted award ceremonies and is the regular host of the International Association of Press Clubs’ Freedom of Speech Awards.