Molly Forster is second year at the J-school, focusing on video and investigative reporting. She takes a special interest in environment and health stories, but has covered many different beats.
Before coming to the J-school, Molly was a print reporter– freelancing and writing for the Santa Barbara Independent.
She has lived in six California cities and speaks fluent Spanish.
Molly is also a video tutor at the J-school.
B.A., Communications with a minor in writing and editing.
University of California Santa Barbara.
M.A., Journalism with a focus in video reporting.
University of California, Berkeley.
NBC Bay Area - Investigative Intern
East Bay Express - Investigative Intern
Santa Barbara Independent- Staff Writer
AWARDS & HONORS
Association of Health Care Journalists Fellowship (2019)
Awarded Distinction in the Major for completing a Senior Honors Thesis (2018)
Graduated with Honors (2018)
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
NBC Bay Area, July 2019, Questions surround Palo Alto police officers' use of force
NBC Bay Area, July 2019, Hayward settles with man claiming officers' racial profiling,
East Bay Express, February 2019, Oakland may cut weed tax,
East Bay Express, December 2018, Juul takes a page from Big Tobacco,
Yale Climate Connections, November 2018, Pastor Carrolls "Green Church" (video)
Mission Local, November 2018, E-cigarettes pose a new threat to the environment,
Hoodline, September 2018, Laguna Hospital staff walk out in protest of staffing shortages,
Oakland North, October 2018, Oakland has taken a lead role in Climate Initiatives,
REPORTING INTERESTSEnvironment, Food, Health, Investigative reporting, Justice, Video, climate change
MEDIA PLATFORMSMultimedia, Narrative Writing