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
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    Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain passing over Houston

    HOUSTON — Intense thunderstorms and heavy rain continue to pass through the Houston area Friday night, the National Weather Service reports. The National Weather Service said the potential impacts from the storm are damaging winds in excess of 40 mph, frequent lightning and half inch sized hail. Additionally, torrential rainfall is accompanying this system and may lead to localized flooding, the service said. Neighborhoods on the east side of the city is expected to face the heaviest rain including the following cities: Pasadena […]

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    9 arrested in Harris County prostitution bust; including father with his 7-year-old girl in car

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A prostitution bust in north Harris County has led to the arrests of nine people, including a man accused of bringing his small daughter along with him and another man who was wanted on multiple misdemeanor warrants, authorities said. The Criminal Investigations Division of Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office conducted an undercover operation near Cypress-Creek Parkway and KuyKendahl Road last week. Among those arrested were Shane Kilroy, 57; Abbey Bryson, 27; Adalberto Ponce-Acosta, […]

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    Storms passing through Houston area, heavy fog near Gulf

    HOUSTON — Houston residents in several counties can expect increase in rain start at midnight as storms pass through the area most of Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service reports. Those living in the following counties can expect strong isolated showers: Liberty County Harris County Chambers County Wharton County Jackson County Matagorda County Brazoria County Galveston County Residents in the offshore-marine areas, especially waters around Galveston Bay and near the Gulf of Mexico, can expect sea fog to be an […]

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    FBI: Armed serial robber known as ‘Bearded Bank Bandit’ on-the-loose in Houston

    HOUSTON — Investigators are searching for a gunman wearing a thick, fake beard and who has robbed at least two banks in the Houston area, the FBI Violent Crime Task Force said. He’s called the ‘Bearded Bank Bandit,’ and investigators are concerned about his escalating and aggressive tactics. Officers said the bandit’s most recent heist was Saturday at a Chase Bank on Bellaire Boulevard near Synott Road. Investigators said the gunman walked in around 9:10 a.m. and waited in line. When […]

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    Houston Amber Alert children sighted in Mexico

    HOUSTON — An amber alert has been canceled following the disappearance of three Houston-area children after the children were spotted with a family member in Mexico, authorities said. Investigators had been searching for 3-year-old Aaliyah Frausto and her brothers, 2-year-old Jason Frausto and 5-year-old Isac Frausto, since late Wednesday night. Law enforcement was also searching for Doris Camerena in connection to the disappearance.

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    20 Cy-Fair students evacuated safely before bus catches fire, officials say

    HOUSTON — It was a close-call for several middle school students after their bus caught fire on the northwest side of town, the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District said. Officials said 20 students were riding the bus home from Cook Middle School when the fire started on West Road near Beltway 8. Once everyone was off bus, that’s when the flames started. Investigators said the bus driver noticed smoke coming from under the hood, pulled over and evacuated the students from […]

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    HPD: Teen shooting victim dies after month-long battle; gunman still at large

    HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is searching for three possible suspects after a teenager was shot while walking with his father on the southwest side of town, authorities said. The 17-year-old victim died Monday after spending several weeks in the hospital battling for his life. Juan Tzep Cotiy and his father were ambushed around 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in the 10100 block Harwin Drive, investigators said. As the teen walked ahead of his father, officers said two men ran toward […]

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    Chevron Houston Marathon causing multiple road closures in Downtown 

    HOUSTON — Most of us living in Houston already know that with greater events, come greater traffic. And it’s no different this week as the city of Houston prepare for the Chevron Houston Marathon. The marathon will feature several races, including Aramco Houston Half Marathon and ABB 5K, and several other events in and around the Downtown area. The 26.2 mile course is expected to have significant impacts on usual traffic beginning on Thursday as organizers set up the Start Line, Finish […]

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    9 suspects identified in bust at known drug house in Cypress

    CYPRESS, Texas — Nine suspects were identified Thursday morning after deputies arrested the the men and women in a bust at a known drug house in Cypress, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said five men and four women were among those taken into custody Wednesday after officers raided the house in the 11300 block of Forrest Valley Drive. In addition to drugs, the sheriff’s office said stolen goods and weapons were also found inside the residence. “Items seized at the residence included […]