Katya Adler

BBC's Leading Voice On Brexit & The EU

A world-renowned journalist that has reported in possibly the most turbulent times on this continent since the Second World War, Champions Speakers Agency are delighted to hire BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler who has become one of the most popular and well-known of British broadcast journalists.

Perhaps best known in recent times for becoming the BBC’s leading voice on Brexit and the EU; Katya Adler has conducted extensive interviews with political leaders across the continent have given her unique insider knowledge on European attitudes and intentions regarding a Brexit deal.

Amongst her many other areas of competence, Katya is also considered as an expert on populism across Europe, the future of the EU, Europe’s relations with Trump and Putin and much more. Katya Adler’s recognisability and reputation grew exponentially following the broadcast her own documentary for BBC entitled ‘After Brexit: The Battle for Europe’ as well as a more recent PanoramaBrexit What Happens Next?

Renowned for providing analysis and context on TV, radio, online via her ‘Europe Editor’ blog on the BBC News website and, in social media via Twitter, Katya’s journalistic career began in Vienna with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation where she reported across Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Having joined the BBC in 1998, Katya Adler was tasked with covering European affairs from the studio in London and across the continent for BBC World Service, whilst also commuting to Berlin to appear regularly as a news anchor on Deutsche Welle Television.

Covering the Madrid train bombings in 2004, as well as travelling regularly across the continent to cover breaking stories during her time as the BBC’s Madrid correspondent before going on to become the BBC’s Middle East correspondent based out of Jerusalem, specialising in war reporting across the region just a few years later.

Katya also presented on the BBC’s hard-hitting interview-based programme ‘Hardtalk’. She appeared as a news presenter on BBC World News, an investigative reporter for the BBC’s Newsnight and has written/presented a number of acclaimed one hour current affairs documentaries.

In acknowledgement of her expertise and extensive reporting, Katya has recently been awarded two honorary doctorates (Bristol University and University of London).

Katya studied German and Italian as modern languages at the University of Bristol, where she also undertook journalism tasks for The Times, Reuters and Blue Danube Radio. Amongst her many other accomplishments, Katya Adler has also held the post of president of the political society and started a society magazine.

A true polyglot, Katya speaks fluent German, Italian, Spanish, and French and some Arabic and Hebrew – taking her total languages with her native English to seven. Katya lives in Brussels. Katya delivers her talks and presentations with a mixture of energy and passion. As comfortable with sharing amusing anecdotes as she is with delivering with dignity and decorum, she is an accomplished presenter, experienced in varying both tone and style as required.

Her experience in interviewing world leaders from Presidents and European Prime Ministers to drug lords and armed militants serves her well, and whether as the keynote or after-dinner speaker or as the moderator or facilitator of your event, your audience will be in one of the safest pairs of hands in the business.

To book Katya Adler to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Katya is known to cover the following topics:

  • Brexit & The EU
  • The Middle East
  • European Politics
  • International Politics