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
  • House Republican leader facing threats while Matt Shea is embraced at gun rally

    Washington Rep. Matt Shea spoke to hundreds of supporters on the Capitol steps Friday decrying the findings of report that says he participated in domestic terrorism against the United States.

  • Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to cap carbon pollution in the state, a decision the Democrat described as a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act on climate change. In a 5-4 ruling, the court said the Clean Air Rule cannot apply to companies that sell or distribute petroleum or natural gas because they don’t make their own emissions — other people burn the fuel they provide. […]

  • High Wind Warning: Gusty winds cause power outages, blowing snow

    The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday for the Cascades, the Cascade Foothills and east Puget Sound lowlands. Sustained easterly winds of 30 to 40 mph were expected with gusts of 50 to 60 mph were possible.

  • Head tax 2.0? Kshama Sawant’s new ‘Tax Amazon’ plan is far more expensive

    SEATTLE — For Kshama Sawant, swearing in for her third term as a Seattle City councilmember Monday night meant one thing: A second chance to go after Amazon for more taxes. At Washington Hall, surrounded by devoted, cheering followers, Sawant launched her “Tax Amazon 2020” campaign. The issue of a head tax fiercely divided the city back in 2018. While the council originally passed a $275 per-employee tax for companies making at least $20 million in gross annual revenue, they […]

  • Former Pierce Co. Housing Authority finance director accused of stealing $7 million in public funds

    Investigators initially believed the former Pierce County Housing Authority finance director stole more than $4 million. Now, they believe she stole roughly $7 million from the agency that provides affordable housing to thousands of low-income residents.

  • Nisqually Tribe closes fishery following dismal chum returns

    ON THE NISQUALLY RIVER, Wash. — In an historic move, the Nisqually Tribe has shut down its chum salmon fishery several weeks before the season’s end. Tribal Council Member Willie Frank III said wild chum returns are so dire, the fishermen are forced to pull up their nets before the popular salmon fishing season really got underway. “We’re really in a crisis mode down here on the Nisqually,” Frank said while steering his boat past empty buoys, where fishermen would […]

  • Grandmother orcas are critical to the survival of their grandkids

    SEATTLE — They say it takes a village to raise a child, and parents know how helpful an involved grandmother can be. It turns out the same is true for killer whales. A new study from the Center for Whale Research and University of Exeter looked at resident orcas and found that their survival is greater when grandma is alive. The study points out that menopause is fairly unique to humans and a few species of whales, noting that it’s […]

  • Seattle Police under investigation after viral video shows clash between officers and protesters

    SEATTLE – A viral video showing a confrontation between Seattle Police and protesters over the weekend is now under investigation by the Office of Police Accountability. The video, now with more than 2.6 million views on Twitter, shows an altercation between officers and demonstrators at a pro-President Trump rally on Saturday, which also included counter protesters. An SPD officer can be seen apparently tripping over his bike before grabbing a protester and setting off a confrontation between several officers and […]

  • Court documents detail horrifying abuse 3-year-old Bellingham girl endured prior to death

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Bellingham woman accused of shaking a 3-year-old child to death is now charged with her murder. Kamee Dixon, 27, made her first court appearance on Friday for the death of Hazel Homan. Hazel was the daughter of Dixon’s boyfriend. Court documents claim the little girl suffered months of horrific abuse at the hands of Dixon leading up to her death. Doctors say Hazel died of Shaken Baby Syndrome, according to the documents.  Doctors also reportedly found […]

  • Sex trafficked as a minor, woman says Seattle-area hotels, Craigslist complicit

    SEATTLE — A western Washington woman who says she was forced into a nightmarish world of sex trafficking at age 12 is now suing area hotels and Craigslist for being complicit in the crimes. The lawsuit claims pimps would advertise her on Craigslist under “erotic” or “adult” services categories, drawing in two to 20 men a day to rape her. “She was raped countless times, countless times, by adults for many years,” said the victim’s attorney Erik Bauer. Bauer said […]

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