My reporting on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in communities of colour won me the Award for Combating Polarisation and placed me on the 30 To Watch Journalists list.

I was also shortlisted for Press Gazette's British Journalism Awards in November 2021.

Hi, I'm Zesha.

I’m an award-winning freelance journalist, doing everything from opinion writing to news reporting.

My beats include politics, education, health, science and culture.

On a regular basis, I work for Metro UK, where I commission and edit first person and opinion pieces for Metro Platform.

I also write on the Lifestyle and Features Desk where I write about everything from house renovations to proposals on hormone replacement therapy.

In July 2022, I joined The Financial Times as their Science intern – where I wrote stories and contributed to reports for different desks. 

I contribute to a range of print and digital publications, including British Vogue, The Guardian, The Times, Huck Magazine, The Big Issue, The Telegraph, The i Paper, The Independent, Tribune Magazine, Radio Times, The Financial Times, gal-dem, Dazed Digital, VICE World News, Stylist Magazine, Woman & Home, Aurelia Magazine, OK Magazine, Huck Magazine, Times Radio and more.

I also write in commercial supplements for APL Media, which are distributed in national newspapers and have done copywriting work in the past, for clients such as Samsung .
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To get in touch: zeshasaleem14@gmail.com

For anything Metro UK: zesha.saleem@metro.co.uk