Molly Rosbach, 27, has worked at the Yakima Herald-Republic since June 2011, covering first education and now health care and social services.

In 2013-14, Molly was one of a dozen reporters chosen for the Association of Health Care Journalists’ West Regional Fellowship. The program took her around the country for various training sessions and workshops, including visits to the CDC in Atlanta and a week-long health journalism boot camp at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She continues to be active in AHCJ through the annual conference and other workshops when possible.

Prior to the Yakima Herald, Molly worked as a temporary legislative reporter for the Associated Press in Olympia, Wash.

During college at the University of Washington, she interned for the weekly Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader; the Seattle Times; and Thomson Reuters, in its Santiago, Chile bureau. Her summer in Chile in 2010 included covering the story of 33 miners trapped underground.

She is fluent in Spanish and has kept her language skills current by pursuing stories within the large Latino community in Yakima, as well as joining a local surgeon on a medical trip to Peru.

Outside of her reporting work, Molly has traveled abroad extensively and enjoys rock climbing and hiking in beautiful Washington state. #northwestisbest