Sharon is an award-winning staff reporter for The Hill, covering Western climate & policy from her home base in Boulder, Colorado. She was the recipient of a 2022 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award, and she spent the 2019-2020 academic year as a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. Sharon came to Colorado after nearly a decade in Israel, where she primarily reported on environment, energy and agriculture for The Jerusalem Post. Her work has also appeared in a variety of other outlets, such as The Forward, Ensia, The Colorado Sun, National Geographic News, The Jewish Chronicle, The NY Jewish Week, Hadassah Magazine and Condé Nast Traveller. Sharon was honored by The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership and the Pratt Foundation in May 2013 for her significant contribution to environmental journalism in Israel. In addition, she taught a course on Professional English for Media Studies to undergraduate students at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, in both 2015 and 2017.
Prior to her move to the Middle East, Sharon was a staff writer at The NY Jewish Week. She earned her MSc from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008 and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Sharon grew up in New Jersey. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as running, playing tennis, hiking, reading and gardening.