Qasa Alom is a presenter, investigative journalist & director with credits on documentaries, current affairs and radio. He has been with the BBC since 2010 and most recently presented the Asian Network's flagship current-affairs phone-in “The Big Debate" Weekdays from 10am - 12.45pm.
In November 2020 Qasa was awarded with Best Radio Presenter at the Asian Media Awards.
Qasa has an eclectic style which varies from hard news, politics to arts, culture and sport. He has been a voice of trust and authority for listeners during the pandemic, to keep them going through lockdown and inform them of what is happening around them. He has broadcast over huge political moments such as the US, Indian and UK General Election in the last year as well as chaired cultural panels, current events and major talking points.
Most recently Qasa co-presented a TV/Radio/Online collaboration of “BBC Your Questions” with Clive Myrie on BBC 2, News Channel, World TV and BBC Sounds.
2021 Qasa presented 50 years of Bangladeshi Independence and Ignorance. To take the form of a docu commissioned for Radio 4, a 5 part Podcast series for BBC Asian Network, an episode on “The Climate Question” for the BBC World Service and a feature in BBC HIstory Magazine.
Qasa started his career at BBC Radio Stoke and presented and produced a documentary on the city’s illegal sex trade. The series featured on Radio 4 and BBC Radio Stoke earning him the prestigious "Gillard Award" for original journalism.
Qasa went on to present television bulletins on BBC 1’s Midlands Today’s breakfast and lunch shows. He produced, directed, self shot and reported for Inside Out. And he explored the world as an undercover documentary producer and reporter for 8 years.
Qasa's love of documentaries has included directing a half-hour BBC 1 documentary called “Crossing Birmingham’s Invisible Borders”, which looked at the ways women from different communities in inner-city Birmingham tried to come together in the wake of terrorism and presenting a half-hour documentary called “The Books that Built Britain: From Factories to Middle Earth” which was part of a BBC One series looking at some of the greatest authors to come out of England.
Other undercover Documentaries has seen him look at the homeless use of “spice” and exposing a national Pension scam that tricks people to release pensions early.
Qasa also has a love of sport, particularly cricket and tennis. He presented the 2019 ATP World Tour Finals for BBC 5 Live Sports Xtra, the season ending tennis tournament between the top 8 men’s players in the world, from London’s 02 Arena.