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.
SEATTLE — Using a red-flag law, Seattle police seized a cache of military-style weapons from a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi that authorities say is the state leader of a small but dangerous extremist group. Documents filed in King County Superior Court detail how authorities believed there was significant danger that Kaleb Cole would harm people in the near future. Using an Extreme Risk Protection Order, police confiscated nine guns in Cole’s possession in Snohomish County, including military-style weapons. Seattle City Attorney’s Office […]
BREMERTON, Wash. — As more allegations surface of harassment, discrimination and retaliation at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, a lawsuit in federal court alleges an employee of Filipino descent was demoted in a racial discrimination case. According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Louie Rosales was demoted from a work leader position in 2016 and replaced by two younger Caucasian men. The lawsuit then claims Rosales was retaliated against after filing a formal discrimination claim with the […]
SEATTLE — This past week, the U.S. Navy made a six-figure settlement to a former Puget Sound Naval Shipyard manager who alleged he was retaliated against for reporting a sexual harassment claim, according to his attorney. The settlement comes less than a month after another former employee exposed disturbing allegations of sexual assault and harassment at the shipyard to Q13 News. Former shipyard manager Mark Swalley said the problem goes all the way up the chain, claiming his own supervisors […]
THE DALLES, Ore. – Two Washington tribes made a historic move Monday, demanding drastic measures to save Northwest salmon and preserve Native American culture. At Celilo Park, the Yakama Nation, along with Lummi Nation, called for the removal of three lower Columbia River dams. Yakama Nation claimed the three dams – Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day – were built “without the Yakama Nation’s free, prior, and informed consent as required by the Treaty of 1855.” Along with violating treaty […]
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Two suspects in the murder of a 16-year-old boy were arrested, but not before police say an officer was forced to fire at one of them. The police shooting happened around noon Wednesday along SW Campus Drive in Federal Way when officers were trying to arrest 28-year-old Rudy Garcia-Hernandez. The King County Sheriff’s Office says a SWAT officer fired after the suspect fled and brandished a gun, but the shot missed and the suspect was eventually […]
One of four suspects arrested in connection with the April shooting death of an 18-year-old in Goldsmith Park is in the country illegally and had been targeted for removal four times this year, according to an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement spokesperson.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of “massive social upheaval” that could follow a ruling in their favor. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation or transgender status, the question in two highly anticipated cases that filled the courtroom was whether […]
SEATTLE — For the last time, the governor’s orca task force came together Monday to save the southern residents from extinction. As they craft what will become their final word on the matter, there’s still a lot of work left to do. It’s been about 18 months since dozens of task force members sat in the same room for the first time. It all started as an executive order: A quest by Gov. Jay Inslee to keep these dying southern […]
SEATTLE — As Washington struggles with prolific offenders, some leaders are eyeing California after the state passed a new law this week that could force some people off the streets and into housing or treatment programs. It’s called conservatorship and it basically strips someone from being able to make their own decisions. The controversial new law has civil liberties implications by putting the state in charge of adults’ lives. The pilot program is taking place in San Francisco, Los Angeles […]
PUGET SOUND, Wash. — Some ferry trips across the Puget Sound could take a little longer than usual but it’s for a good cause: They’re slowing down and steering clear of whales in the water. Responsible for the most sailings by a single industry in the Puget Sound, there’s no denying the noise impact Washington State ferries have on the endangered southern resident orcas. Because of direction from Washington’s governor and his orca task force, the state is now studying […]