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.

Recent Articles
  • Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

    WASHINGTON  — Amid scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal industry. As miners in hard hats and coal-country lawmakers applauded, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed a measure that scraps one of President Barack Obama’s key initiatives to rein in fossil fuel emissions. The replacement rule gives states more leeway in […]

  • Small cities, big problems: 3 mayors discuss solutions to homelessness, crime in western Washington

    In a prime-time panel on the inaugural newscast of Q13 News at 8, three mayors of cities in three separate counties discussed how each of them is addressing the issues that matter most to their residents.

  • Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast oil pipeline

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

  • Boeing finds the first buyer for a 737 Max since its grounding

    Boeing got a huge vote of confidence for its troubled 737 Max Tuesday as International Airlines Group announced it plans to buy 200 of the jets.

  • 2 charged in connection with deadly Yakama Reservation crime spree

    Two men are charged in a convoluted crime spree on the Yakama Reservation that left five people dead and two others injured, according to court documents.

  • Ferry never got warning of whale sighting before strike

    SEATTLE — Reports of a humpback whale sighting in Seattle last Tuesday never reached Washington State Ferries. Hours later, a ferry heading from Seattle to Bainbridge hit and likely killed a humpback whale. Shortly after 8 p.m. last Tuesday, passengers on the ferry reported seeing the juvenile humpback surface five to 10 feet in front of the ferry. After the ferry hit the whale going roughly 16 knots, those same passengers watched the whale bleed and struggle before disappearing under […]

  • Orca task force celebrates new calf with renewed determination

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — On Monday’s orca task force meeting, members celebrated the news of a brand new southern resident calf in J pod. Late last week, Canadian researchers spotted the calf for the first time. Its birth brings the entire population of critically-endangered orcas to 76. “That in itself gives us hope and more determination to make sure that the work that remains, that we have to do, is very focused and targeted on what these orca need to survive,” […]

  • Seattle Uber passenger jumps out of moving car after driver harassment

    SEATTLE — A Seattle woman said she chose to jump out of her moving Uber ride after her driver continually harassed her. The driver is now suspended from the Uber app pending an investigation. Sid Grogan reported the incident to Seattle Police’s East Precinct and Uber. Her story went viral after she shared it on Facebook to warn other women. Since then, she said two women contacted her who had similar experiences with the same driver. On Sunday, Grogan said […]

  • Ferry strike to humpback whale in Elliott Bay was ‘likely fatal’

    SEATTLE (AP) — A ferry hit a humpback whale near Seattle and the Coast Guard initially searched for the animal after passengers reported it was injured and bleeding. The whale surfaced Tuesday about five feet (1.5 meters) in front of the M/V Wenatchee during its evening trip from Seattle to Bainbridge Island across Puget Sound. The crew at first thought the ferry had hit a log but later spotted the whale alongside the boat, ferries spokeswoman Diane Rhodes said. Passengers […]

  • Trump’s infrastructure talks crumble like Washington’s bridges, roads

    The president is refusing to deal with Democrats on bipartisan issues until they drop investigations into his presidency, which means no new federal funds in Washington state for decaying bridges and congested roads.

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