Freelance Journalist

About Sharon

Sharon Feinstein is a London based journalist and interviewer whose work has been published in national newspapers and magazines for over 30 years. This includes The Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror, Mail on Sunday, The Mirror, Express, The Sun, Jewish News and Private Edition abroad.
Her subject matter and range of work is extensive, she has had many front pages, Page 3, spreads and breaking stories.

Born in Zimbabwe, daughter of a prominent local doctor, Sharon left to study English literature at Edinburgh University. She achieved a first class honours and won the Janet Christie Bequest to study abroad.

Clutching her wad of prize money, she drove to Florence and lived in an old farmhouse for 8 months studying at the British Institute and enjoying Tuscany. She returned to Scotland and lived in a remote cottage in Argyll for some years writing a novel and walking the hills.

She came to London and started life as a journalist with small speculative pieces for magazines, and then her first major interview for a Sunday Newspaper, with the legendary Cliff Richard, who had visited her home town of Bulawayo playing at the one and only concert hall when she was growing up…


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‘Shabby controls’ allowed traveler to enter the UK from ‘red list’ SA unchecked

Sharon Feinstein’s experience on Monday is now the subject of a probe by British Home Secretary Priti Patel. A traveller has described how, after flying into the UK from South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Aiport on Monday, she was able to breeze through passport control without a single Covid-19 check. Journalist Sharon Feinstein told CapeTalk’s … Continued


CORONAVIRUS: TOUGH NEW RULES PRITI Patel is investigating how a British woman breezed into the UK after landing from South Africa. The Daily Express yesterday revealed how Sharon Feinstein passed through the e-gates at Heathrow Airport without being asked to show her Covid-19 test certificate or passenger locator form. Ms Feinstein flew from Johannesburg to Doha … Continued

Heathrow Airport: Traveller from South Africa claims no Covid-19 checks at border

  She was through border control in “10 minutes” A passenger who flew into Heathrow Airport from South Africa has claimed that there were insufficient Covid-19 checks at the border. Sharon Feinstein, who is now self-isolating in London, said that she was “shocked” to have passed through border control in “10 minutes”. South Africa is one of the 33 … Continued

No Checks for Passenger from South Africa

UK border control has come under fire after a freelance journalist from Islington claimed that she travelled from Johannesburg, South Africa, with ‘no checks’ as she walked through Heathrow Airport on 8th February 2021. Sharon Feinstein, who had been visiting her mother in South Africa, says she made it through the airport’s security and border … Continued

Passenger arriving from South Africa walked through Heathrow unchecked ‘within 10 minutes’

Home secretary Priti Patel is said to be looking into claims that a passenger arriving at Heathrow airport from South Africa was able to cross the border without facing any COVID checks. Sharon Feinstein, who lives in Islington, north London, claims she walked through the terminal following a trip to Johannesburg, where the mutant strain … Continued