Molly Forster is an investigative reporter and video producer at the Investigative Reporting Program and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
She started her journalism career as an intern-turned-reporter for the award-winning Santa Barbara Independent, where she covered everything from food and beverage, to ageism and drug rehabilitation. Since then, she has been freelancing for publications such as The New York Times, PBS Newshour, The Desert Sun, East Bay Express, Yale Climate Connections, Hoodline, and Mission Local.
As an undergraduate, she studied communications and professional writing at the University of Santa Barbara, California. For the past two years she has been working on investigative stories and short-form videos for digital and broadcast TV.
Molly's reporting interests are the environment, public health, police corruption, and all things science. Born and raised in California, she speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys hiking and surfing.