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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
  • Court weighs whether immigrant children should have right to attorney

    SEATTLE — This week, a federal court is weighing whether children should have the right to an attorney in immigration court. Right now, from toddlers to teens, many immigrant children facing deportation are forced to go in front a judge alone and represent his or herself. While the U.S. is obligated to provide court-appointed attorneys for criminal defendants who do not have their own representation, the same does not apply for immigration courts. Last year, data from TRAC Immigration showed […]

  • Elwha dam removals: A river restored?

    ELWHA RIVER, Wash. — Four years after the largest dam removal project in history, the group in charge of restoring the Elwha shoreline is ready to open it up to the public. On Saturday, Coastal Watershed Institute is inviting the public to see firsthand the Elwha’s progress as a free-flowing river. But it’ll take many more years before the river is truly restored. The monumental task of taking down two dams obstructing the Elwha River near Port Angeles took two […]

  • Orca task force member: We don’t have resources, capacity to do everything

    The governor's orca task force has put forward 36 recommended actions to save southern residents from extinction, but at least one task force member and state senator is warning the state probably can't do them all.

  • Agencies compete for state dollars to save southern resident orcas

    RENTON, Wash. — We now have the orca task force’s plan to save our southern residents from extinction but what we don’t yet know is how much the recommendations would cost. The fight over state dollars has already started, with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources asking for $90 million in the next two years for aquatic habitat restoration. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said the orca deaths this summer have sent a message that more needs to be […]

  • ‘Stressed and depressed’ orca researchers reflect on deadly summer

    SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. — The year 2018 started with hope that help was on the way for the critically-endangered southern resident orcas. In March, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order on orca recovery. “It commits the state of Washington to real action for real recovery for our real treasure,” he said. He formed a team tasked with proposing life-saving solutions for southern residents. “Nobody is on this task force to talk,” task force co-chair Stephanie Solien told Q13 […]

  • After wife dies in Naval Hospital Bremerton, widower looks to Supreme Court for answers

    SEATTLE — When a local Navy lieutenant bled to death hours after giving birth at Naval Hospital Bremerton, her widower began a search for answers that could lead him all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Walter Daniel is trying to overturn a little-known legal doctrine that prevents service members from suing the federal government for medical malpractice or wrongful death. He said he is fighting to hold the military medical system accountable for all who serve. When Walter’s […]

  • How Snake River dam debate could affect your power bill

    The future of four dams on the lower Snake River in Eastern Washington is still undecided after the latest draft from the governor's orca task force revealed members have yet to reach a consensus.

  • Orca task force releases draft of recommendations; public comment period begins

    SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee’s orca task force released an updated draft of recommended actions Wednesday aimed at saving the southern resident killer whales from extinction. The 36 recommendations are a product of several months of meetings between dozens of stakeholders throughout Washington. The public has through Oct. 29 to comment on them. Click here to comment on the latest recommendations. The draft focuses on three goals: Increasing Chinook salmon abundance, the orca’s main prey; decreasing vessel noise and disturbance; and […]

  • Trump speeds up environmental review of Columbia River system and its effects on salmon

    SEATTLE — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States. The signed memorandum affects the timeline of a court-mandated review of the environmental impacts of the Federal Columbia River Power System. The Columbia and Snake rivers are home to 13 species of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act. A federal judge initially ordered three agencies to complete […]

  • Snake River dams drive wedge between farmers and orca champions

    Despite many improvements, the four dams along the lower Snake River in Eastern Washington still threaten the survival of endangered salmon that the critically endangered orcas eat.