Ciara Rouege has had a boundless passion for digital journalism since studying the craft at the University of Houston, where she was recognized as a student news leader for her dedicated participation at the school’s Center for Student Media.

Rouege joined the CW39 news team as a Digital Producer in July 2016 after creating captivating content for several well-respected Houston news organizations including Community Impact Newspapers, KTRK ABC 13 and KPRC Channel 2.

The New Orleans native is a self-proclaimed journo wino — or in other words, someone who is addicted to news like wine — and has an insatiable need to learn everything she can about social networks and media production.

She has lived in Houston for about 10 years and loves international cuisine, cocktails and listening to music.

Recent Articles
  • MCSO: Man runs over, kills 2-year-old daughter in family’s driveway

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — A 2-year-old girl has passed away at the hospital after being struck by her father’s truck as he backed out of the family’s driveway Monday evening in The Woodlands, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The mother, who was driving a van, and her three children were returning home and the children’s father was leaving the house when the incident happened. Investigators said the husband was backing out of the driveway in a Dodge pickup […]

  • High humidity, scattered thunderstorms through Houston area

    HOUSTON — Houston residents can expect high humidity and scattered thunderstorms Tuesday throughout most the area, according to the National Weather Service. The morning will kick off with light rain, which will turn into a heavier downpour during the mid and late-afternoon hours. There’s a 30 percent chance these thunderstorms could last well into the night, so it’d be smart to keep an umbrella close by! The rain may cause some ponding and minor flooding on the roads, creating a […]

  • Mom forced to jump out window with kids says fire part of ongoing nightmare at NW Houston apartments

    Residents claim fire was just one incident in an ongoing nightmare HOUSTON — Residents of a northwest Houston apartment complex are crying out against an allegedly neglectful management staff after their building caught fire in an incident, which one family claims was the inevitable consequence of the apartment’s unsuitable living conditions. Audrey Richardson, who is staying with her mother, said her first priority was saving her 4-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son when flames broke Monday morning at the Coppertree Village […]

  • Body of 19-year-old man missing near San Luis Pass found

    GALVESTON, Texas – The body of the 19-year-old fisherman who went missing near the San Luis Pass bridge Friday has been recovered. Officials in Brazoria County said another fisherman spotted the body of Jacob Szydlowski Saturday evening around 5 p.m. The Texas man went missing near the San Luis Pass Bridge Friday morning. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts on the Galveston side of San Luis Pass. Search efforts covered 230 square miles including searches by n Air […]

  • Prosecutors: Mom, boyfriend could face capital murder charges in toddler’s death; other children in the home also injured 

    HOUSTON — Capital murder charges are possible for a mother and her boyfriend after the suspicious death of the woman’s 2-year-old son at a southwest Houston home over the weekend, prosecutors said. Rajfik Dominique Keating, 24, and Lynettte Monique Gasper-Washington, 25, went before a Harris County judge on Tuesday morning. The couple is currently charged with injury to child, but the offense could be upgraded as investigators uncover disturbing new details about the child’s home life. The Houston Police Department […]

  • Study suggests link between legal weed and spike in car accidents

    DALLAS — Drivers in several states around the country are taking the high road — which is causing a spike in car accidents, according to a new study. Recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, Washington and Oregon just a few years ago. Highway Loss Data Institute reports those states have since seen an increase in insurance claims filed for car accidents. Colorado has seen a 14% increase; Washington has seen a 6% increase; and Oregon has seen a 4% increase. The […]

  • Heat Advisory in effect for Houston; temps as high as 107

    HOUSTON — A Heat Advisory is in effect for Houston and the surrounding area Friday as local temperatures may reach as high as 106 degrees, according the National Weather Service. Radars show temps as high as 106 degrees for Sugar Land; 105 degrees for Conroe and Galveston; and a whopping 107 degrees for Wharton.  Residents are encouraged to keep cool and stay hydrated! It’s expected to remain dry with humidity around 62 percent, but the city will see rain as […]

  • Amber Alert: Man, truck sought in connection with missing 15-year-old Alpine girl

    BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas — An Amber Alert was issued Thursday night in Houston and across Texas as officers search for a missing 15-year-old girl, the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials believe the child could be in grave or immediate danger. Stormie Clemmer was last seen in Alpine, Texas, on Thursday. Officials said she has brown hair and green eyes, weighs about 100 pounds and is 5 feet 7 inches tall. She was wearing a black shirt, blue jean shorts and […]

  • Driver, passenger arrested after chase in north Houston, deputies say

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A driver and his passenger were arrested Thursday night after leading deputies on a chase through the Eastex area, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers tried to stop the driver of a Cadillac near Airline Drive and Gulf Bank Road around 10:30 p.m. for a traffic violation, but the driver refused to stop. Deputies pursued the vehicle east on Little York Road, following the suspect to Bentley and then Langley streets, where they finally caught […]