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BABITA SHARMABabita Sharma

Babita presents Newsday on BBC World and BBC News each Sunday-Tuesday.

Babita has been with BBC News since 2008, initially joining as presenter of the Your Money programme, as well as reading the business news on Fridays. She took on the main business role in early 2009, and began to occasionally present the overnight shift in the same year. She became a regular presenter on the overnight shift in 2011, replacing Martine Croxall.

Babita studied at the University of Wales where she attained a degree in journalism, film and broadcasting. She began her career with BBC Radio Wales, later switching to television presenting for Thames Valley Television.

Babita then spent time in Dubai working for the Channel 4 Media Network as a radio presenter for the network’s FM station. She later returned to television, still in Dubai, becoming a regular on-screen presentetr for Ajman TV, scripting, producing and presenting the weekly music show The Twix Mix.

Returning to the UK in 2003, Babita joined BBC Radio Berkshire, firstly as a travel presenter, later becoming a producer and Broadcast Journalist, responsible for presenting the five minute hourly bulletins. Her next job was in TV with BBC South Today, where she spent two years before training as a Video Journalist for BBC Spotlight Channel Islands. She was then the programme's main presenter for a year, prior to joining the news channel.

KASIA MADERAKasia Madera

Kasia is a regular presenter on BBC News, presenting Newsday each Wednesday-Friday.

Kasia was previously a regular relief presenter for the BBC News channel during the day and often read the headlines on the BBC's interactive service as well as reporting for BBC Breakfast.

Kasia has been with the BBC since 2002, starting her career as a newsreader on the red button. She also stood in regularly on BBC One's daytime updates when George Alagiah or Sophie Raworth were absent, as well as occasionally appearing on E24 and BBC Three's 60 seconds. She began appearing on the overnight service in 2007,initially as a relief presenter.

Kasia is bilingual in Polish. She reported for the BBC News Channel on the Polish Elections in 2007 and has performed simultaneous translations on both the BBC News Channel and BBC World.

ADNAN NAWAZAdnan Navaz

Adnan is a relief presenter for the overnight bulletins. Previously he was a sports presenter, predominantly for BBC World, although he could also be seen on the news channel.

Adnan replaced Naga Munchetty on the night shift in 2011 - prior to this he had already appeared as a relief news presenter on BBC World News.

Adnan joined the BBC in 1994 as a broadcast assisstant in the Latin American section of the BBC World Service, before becoming a producer for BBC Sport a year later. He also began to contribute a regular European football round-up to BBC News upon its launch. In 2000, he moved in front of the camera, presenting the sports news on BBC News and BBC World News throughout the week. He has also appeared on BBC Breakfast in that role.

Adnan reported from a range of events during his time in sport, including the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany where he hosted BBC World's first interactive sports programme My World Cup, which was followed by My Cricket World Cup during the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean and My Games during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The programmes featured live contributions from football and cricket fans around the world, who used webcams to appear live on the channel.

Adnan was born in Pakistan and has also lived in the Philippines, Italy, Chile, the United States and France. He speaks five languages.


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