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
  • Caught on camera: Man steals on-duty firefighter’s car in New Caney, deputies say

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of stealing an on-duty firefighter’s car in Caney Creek. Deputies were dispatched to Caney Creek Fire Station No. 82 in the 1600 block of Mystic Ridge Court on Thursday. The firefighter said his beige 2004 Ford Explorer with Texas license plate CWT-4457 was stolen from the parking lot sometime between noon and 1 p.m. While reviewing surveillance video, the firefighter saw the suspect opening several doors […]

  • Here are all the active hate groups where you live

    Nine-hundred seventeen. That’s the number of hate groups operating in the US, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” “Over the course of a year, we have a team of investigators that scours the internet for racist publications and real world […]

  • $20,000 bond set for mother accused of abandoning child immediately after giving birth in kitchen

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 21-year-old mother appeared in court Monday night after she was accused of abandoning her newborn daughter outside her northwest Houston apartment immediately following the infant’s birth. Sidney Woytasczyk is charged with abandoning a child and causing serious bodily injuries. In court, a prosecutors requested a bond of $40,000 but the judge reduced it to $20,000.  The suspect’s defense attorney argued Woytasczyk has no criminal history and is a student with limited funds, earning only $400 […]

  • Galveston PD: Suspect in road rage shooting involving teens found dead in UTMB parking garage

    GALVESTON, Texas — The man accused of shooting and injuring two teenagers during a road rage altercation has was found dead Saturday following a nearly 12-hour manhunt. The Galveston Police Department said the 57-year-old suspect committed suicide with a .40 caliber pistol while sitting in the parking garage at UTMB. Ernest Milligan was driving a green Plymouth Friday evening when he pulled in front of a white Mazda headed in the same direction and slammed on his breaks. The teenaged […]

  • New driver’s course required for young Texas drivers starting Sept. 1

    AUSTIN —The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. The Impact Texas Young Drivers course will be required for driver’s license applicants of a certain age starting in September. “Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, and it should command our undivided attention,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “This new component of the department’s distracted driving initiative uses research […]

  • NASA hiring ‘planetary protection officer’ to save Earth from aliens; pays 6 figure salary

    HOUSTON — At first, it sounds like a dream come true: NASA is hiring a ‘planetary protection officer’ to save Earth from aliens. It’s a position most would be happy to fill, especially with a possible six-figure salary of up to $187,000 a year and ‘secret’ security clearance. However, the offer isn’t what it appearance to be on the surface. Yes, administrators recently posted a job position on the federal hiring website related to protection from aliens…as in alien materials. […]

  • Texas calf looks just like KISS frontman Gene Simmons — and the internet’s loving it! 

    HOUSTON — The internet is flipping out after seeing a side-by-side picture of KISS leading man Gene Simmons and the cutest little calf in Texas. Genie was born Friday at a ranch in Kerrville, the BBC reports. The baby cow even enjoys sticking out its tongue like a true rocker. The tourism agency that promotes Texas Hill area, Hill County Visitor, shared the image on Facebook. The agency also threw in a little joke, asking Simmons “where were you on […]

  • Beyonce, Olajuwon reportedly interested in Houston Rockets ownership stake 

    HOUSTON — Since Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander announced the Rockets are up for sale weeks ago, fans have been left in the lurch — wondering who will be the Red Nation’s new ruler. The latest list of folks with interest in owning the team feature some, but familiar, faces including former Rockets superstar and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon and five-time Grammy-winning performer Beyonce. First, here’s’s Mark Woods on Olajuwon’s interest in potentially buying a share in the team: The Houston […]

  • Family of 12-year-old who committed suicide to sue school district

    NEW JERSEY — Relentless cyberbullying caused a 12-year-old New Jersey girl to commit suicide, according to her family, who announced Tuesday they intend to sue a local school district – and possibly take action against the accused bullies’ parents. Mallory Grossman was attending Copeland Middle School when she killed herself in June, according to attorney Bruce Nagel, who said at a news conference the girl’s family plans to sue the Rockaway Township School District as well as all administrators who ignored the family’s pleas for […]