Sharon Rosen Leib is an award-winning journalist and author who explores topics focused on antisemitism and the American Jewish experience, California, her family’s Hollywood history, feminism and politics. Her work has appeared in multiple outlets including the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, NPR’s “California Dreaming” series, The Forward, Times of Israel and the nonfiction anthology Seder Stories. Her experiences as a criminal lawyer, journalist, mother of three daughters and fourth-generation Jewish Los Angeleno give her the street cred to tackle these complex subjects with nuance and wisdom.
She is currently writing her first book GHOSTS OF HOLLYWOOD PAST, a narrative nonfiction exploration of the American Jewish Hollywood experience refracted through the prism of four generations of her Wurtzel family.
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Public speaking and interviews
Sharon Rosen Leib is available for freelance writing assignments that spark her curiosity and align with her interests and values. Please pitch her if you’re looking for a story about Hollywood’s Jewish history, the global Jewish community, the perspectives of a 4th generation Los Angeleno, book reviews, raising daughters . . . you get the picture – any subject matter she knows and loves. Check out Sharon’s curated portfolio here.
Please shoot me an email if you are an editor with an intriguing freelance assignment; an agent interested in representing me; an organization/podcaster/host who'd like me to speak at an event or on Zoom; a friend or stranger who has written a book I might be interested in blogging about; someone with constructive feedback or wise insights. I'd like to hear from you! I'll reply as soon as I'm able.