Molly Forster

Molly Forster

Molly Forster


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

  • Freelance Journalist

  • Santa Barbara Independent- Staff Writer


  • Association of Health Care Journalists Fellowship (2019)

  • Awarded Distinction in the Major for completing a Senior Honors Thesis (2018)

  • Graduated with Honors (2018)


  • 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,


Environment, Food, Health, Investigative reporting, Justice, Video, climate change


Multimedia, Narrative Writing