Katarzyna “Kasia” Madera is a British journalist and television news presenter. She fronts evening and overnight bulletins on BBC News and BBC World News, presenting the Newsday strand Thursday-Friday from London with Rico Hizon or Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore, World News Today on Fridays-Sunday 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.
After joining the BBC graduate programme in 2002, Kasia Madera 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, Kasia Madera presented as a regular stand in. She shares the overnight presenting slot on the BBC News Channel with Babita Sharma, simulcast on BBC World.
Kasia Madera is bilingual in the Polish language, and resultantly 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 on BBC One, BBC World News, BBC News Channel and PBS.