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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
  • Washington AG asks court to let car-tab cuts happen

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is asking the state Supreme Court to allow voter-approved car-tab tax cuts to take effect this week, despite a lower-court ruling putting the cuts on hold. The Seattle Times reports the state filed an emergency motion Monday saying Washington voters’ wishes are being “stymied” by a King County Superior Court judge’s decision to stop Initiative 976 from taking effect while a legal fight over the initiative’s constitutionality plays out. On Tuesday, initiative sponsor […]

  • State pays $8.5 million settlement to two sisters raped by foster dad

    Washington state has agreed to pay $8.5 million to two sisters who were repeatedly raped by their foster parent. Attorneys argued the state ignored a previous child abuse claim that could have prevented the girls from ever being placed in the unsafe home.

  • At Hope for Heroes, horses are the therapists

    YELM, Wash. — As Steven Ward brushes a palomino mare named Whiskey, the horse refuses to stand still while tied to the rail, stepping from side to side, occasionally pawing the dirt. “She’s a little anxious right now, probably because I’m a little anxious,” Ward said. At Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center in Yelm, military veterans learn that the horses are simply reflecting their own feelings. “Veterans are very good at hiding things,” head instructor Debbi Fisher said. “They can […]

  • Judge returns Redmond man’s guns after police seizure over ‘Joker’ threat

    SEATTLE — A judge ordered authorities to return a Redmond man’s guns weeks after police seized them for making an alleged threat of mass violence. Last month, Redmond Police seized multiple weapons from a 23-year-old Redmond resident under the state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order, known more commonly as a red-flag law. Authorities flagged the man after he posted a photo on Twitter, holding two AK-47-style rifles with the caption, “one ticket for joker please.” It was one week before the […]

  • Mold problem closes some Seattle Children’s operating rooms – again

    SEATTLE — The same mold that killed a child, infected five others and closed operating rooms at Seattle Children’s in May has been found at the hospital again. According to a release from Seattle Children’s, routine air tests taken Sunday (Nov. 10) revealed Aspergillus mold in the air of three operating rooms and two procedural areas. Those rooms have been closed, but the hospital is investigating two new potential Aspergillus surgical site infections. The hospital confirms at least one patient […]

  • Car tab initiative could cut into orca recovery

    SEATTLE — The most visible statewide effort to save the southern resident orcas from extinction has officially sunset while a dark cloud looms. The governor’s orca task force released its final report Friday – which urges more recovery funding – on the same week voters elected to slash billions in state revenue. State Initiative 976, an effort to cut car tabs to $30, is passing after Tuesday’s election. State analyses estimate Washington will lose more than $4 billion in revenue […]

  • National group says pesticides poisoning Pacific Northwest salmon

    SEATTLE — In a report released this week, a national group highlighted Chinook salmon as one of the top 10 species imperiled by pesticides. The Endangered Species Coalition released its 2019 report, Poisoned by Pesticides, which included Chinook salmon. The report said pesticides sprayed nearby reach rivers and enter salmon streams through contaminated runoff, killing salmon prey and impacting salmon’s ability to swim and evade predators. The report also linked the toxic salmon to the critically-endangered southern resident orcas, which […]

  • Dramatic decline in SPD use of force since consent decree

    SEATTLE — New numbers show a dramatic decline in Seattle Police Department’s use of force, which keeps the department in compliance with a 2012 consent decree and brings them another step closer to being relieved from federal oversight. The department’s use of excessive force and biased policing allegations is what sparked the consent decree in the first place. On Thursday, the Department of Justice released serious use of force incidents self-reported by SPD between January 2017 and April 2019. It […]

  • Why you should care about electing port commissioners

    PUGET SOUND, Wash. — In the next week, voters have the chance to voice how to run one of the region’s largest job creators in electing commissioners to the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Each port has two open positions on a 5-person commission. Some may believe that the mission of the ports doesn’t have a huge impact for those not involved in trade. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Back in 2015, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle […]


    Convicted murderer Isaac Zamora wants to withdraw guilty pleas

    SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — Convicted mass murderer Isaac Zamora, who killed six people in a shooting rampage in 2008, wants to withdraw his guilty pleas. A motion filed by his attorney, Skagit County public defender C. Wesley Richards, claims Zamora only pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty, and since the death penalty is now considered unconstitutional in the state, he wants a retrial. In 2008, Zamora stole firearms and went on a shooting spree around his hometown of Alger, […]

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