Isolde Raftery has been the investigations editor at KUOW since 2022. Previously, she was the station's online managing editor.
She has worked for NBCNews.com, The New York Times (where she was a fellow on the Metro desk in 2010), and the Columbian and Skagit Valley Herald newspapers here in Washington state.
Born in Ireland to an Irish dad and a French mom, Isolde grew up in Dublin, Paris and Seattle, where she attended James A. Garfield High School. She later graduated from Barnard College in New York City and received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.
You can send her tips and story ideas via email or, more privately, by Instagram direct message @isoldedenise.
Languages: English, French
'I'm still healing.' Boarding school survivors recount stories of abuse, trauma
'She would hide in the corner and hope the rats wouldn’t get her'
The air was smoky with welcome outside the gathering hall on the Tulalip Indian Reservation.
No, Twitter. We are not 'state-affiliated media.' (Seriously, Elon Musk?)
A man dies of an overdose. Then chaos ensues at his swank Seattle apartment building
Bobby Hawran was a retired longshoreman with a handsome face and an even handsomer pension.
A highly charged public meeting in Seattle's Greenwood — but don't you dare record it
Dan Strauss, the city councilmember for Ballard and Greenwood, attempted a media blackout of a public meeting on Monday night.
Retired Seattle cop arrested after five-hour standoff in Mount Vernon, Wash.
A retired Seattle police officer surrendered in Mount Vernon on Tuesday morning after a five-hour standoff with police at a single-family residence there.
What the heck was that sound that rumbled across Seattle on Saturday night? (Updated!)
A private fireworks show between Ballard and Bainbridge had residents across three counties wondering what the sound was.
Seattle teachers strike nears end as union, district reach tentative agreement
After four days of striking, Seattle teachers late on Monday evening came to a "tentative agreement" with the school district over the details of their contract. Teachers will likely vote to suspend the strike at an 8:30 a.m. vote, so that members may consider the proposed agreement. Seattle Public Schools said it would send a message to families later in the day on Tuesday with more information about when school might start.
Yes, that's a worm in the blackberry you just picked
Seven years ago, my friend and colleague Ann Dornfeld sent me the photo above, showcasing worms in her blackberries.
Seattle! You can get free Narcan delivered to you
If you appear to be snoozing on the sidewalk, Meghan Hushagen, a nurse who works on Aurora, will wake you up.