Simone Del Rosario is an award-winning journalist who has traveled the world covering breaking news and uncovering untold stories. From the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels to reporting inside the cells of Guantanamo Bay’s detention facilities, she understands the responsibility that comes with being entrusted with other people’s stories.
Simone comes to Seattle from Washington, D.C., where she was a national and international correspondent. She brings her worldly views to Q13 News, tackling tough issues around the Northwest as a correspondent.
Simone received her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago, studying broadcast and business reporting. She has bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish from New Mexico State University, where she was an athlete on the nationally-ranked rodeo team. During college, Simone also studied abroad in Costa Rica and Barcelona, Spain.
AUBURN, Wash. — The life expectancy in Auburn is about a decade less than the life expectancy just 30 minutes up the road in Bellevue. After learning this stark reality in a King County health report, the city created a blue-ribbon committee with a mission to become the healthiest city in the state by next year. But the idea of health goes far beyond eating right, exercising and going to the doctor. Living a long, healthy life has a lot […]
SEATTLE — A woman who survived a violent sexual assault in Ballard is pointing the finger at city leaders after a homeless man attacked her in a bathroom. Lindsey had dropped off her car for service at Carter Volkswagen on Leary Way in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood the morning of May 14, 2018. The dealership building was under construction and she was in the dealership’s temporary bathroom when a man barged in. “He grabbed me by my throat and my shoulder […]
SEATTLE — A river conservation group named the Green-Duwamish River one of the country’s most endangered rivers of the year, coming in at No. 4 in a ranking released Tuesday. Each year, the group American Rivers ranks “America’s Most Endangered Rivers.” This year, the Gila River in New Mexico topped the list, followed by the Hudson River in New York and the Upper Mississippi River. The Green-Duwamish was last included on the list in 2016. American Rivers ranked it as […]
BURIEN, Wash. — A retired police officer and a teenage boy are forever bonded by separate shootings that left them both blind. Retired Mount Vernon Police Officer Mike McClaughry was shot and blinded in the line of duty in 2016. Fourteen-year-old Andy Isidoro suffered the same fate after a random shooting along State Route 509. Together, a man and a boy facing the same obstacles began a lifelong bond upon meeting in Burien. “His challenges are going to be pretty […]
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — It was billed as a “bold action” the state could take that would have an immediate impact on our struggling southern resident orcas, but it never gained support in the Legislature. This legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee and his orca task force called for a temporary ban on whale watching activity around the endangered killer whales. Scientists say vessel disturbance is one of three threats facing these whales, along with lack of prey and contaminants in […]
DARRINGTON, Wash. — If you ever go into a Home Depot or Lowe’s around the Puget Sound, there’s a good chance those stacks of lumber come from a mill in Darrington. The lumber mill, now owned by Hampton Lumber, has been around for generations. As the largest employer in Darrington, it’s the heartbeat of the local economy. “This place is big for this town,” Andrew Dichesare said. “It keeps this place alive.” Dichesare, a millwright, is one of about 170 […]
LACEY, Wash. — Time and money are in short supply in the race to save the region’s endangered southern resident orcas. One year ago this month, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order to form a 2-year orca task force. Monday’s meeting in Lacey kicked off the second year, but the battle against extinction is just beginning. In what is now a familiar sight outside orca task force meetings, demonstrators donned orca suits outside the Lacey Community Center Monday morning, […]
VANCOUVER, Wash. — While federal officials consider breaching one or more dams in Washington to increase salmon survival, state officials are considering increasing spill over the dams to help more smolts survive in the meantime. If there is too little spill at hydrodams, more young, vulnerable salmon are sent down more dangerous turbines to get past them. If there is too much spill, they can die from the pressure, with gas bubbles suffocating their gills. It’s similar to “the bends,” […]