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 is now presenting Asian Network's flagship current-affairs phone-in “The Big Debate" Weekdays from 10am - 12.45pm. Further in November 2020 Qasa was awarded 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.
Qasa an award winner made a radio series on Stoke-On-Trent's illegal sex trade. The series featured on Radio 4 and BBC Radio Stoke earning him the prestigious "Gillard Award" for original journalism.
Qasa 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. As well as tennis Qasa has a passion for cricket.
Qasa started in tv presenting BBC 1’s Midlands Today’s breakfast and lunch bulletins.
Qasa 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.