Melissa Fleur Afshar

Life and Trends Reporter

Melissa Fleur Afshar is a Newsweek Life and Trends Reporter based in London, United Kingdom. Her focus is on trending stories and human-interest features, ranging from relationships, pets, and personal finances to health, wellbeing, work, travel and family dynamics. She has covered current affairs, social issues and lifestyle stories extensively. Melissa joined Newsweek in 2023 from Global's LBC and had previously worked at financial news publication WatersTechnology, TMRW magazine, The Times and The Sunday Times, and Greater London-based radio broadcaster Insanity Radio.

She is a graduate in MA History from Royal Holloway, University of London. Languages: English, Persian.

You can get in touch with Melissa by emailing [email protected].

You can follow her on X (formerly Twitter) or Instagram at @melissafleura.