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
  • Conroe man brutally beats 2 dogs for pooping in his house, deputies say 

    CONROE, Texas — A man was arrested Tuesday after he brutally beat his two dogs because the animals urinated and defecated on the floor of the suspect’s home in Conroe, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. Everett Fisher is facing two counts of animal cruelty. Investigators said he returned home from work to find his pets — one poodle-mix and one terrier-mix — had relieved themselves inside the house on the 13600 block of FM 1314. The sheriff’s office said […]

  • Spring day care worker caught on video injuring 4-year-old girl, deputies say

    SPRING, Texas — A Spring day care worker was arrested Friday after he was caught on video injuring a 4-year-old girl, the Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office said. A parent contacted the sheriff’s office Wednesday and reported that the child was assaulted at the Children’s Lighthouse Daycare in the 2800 block of Waterbend Cove. Gregory Diglin is charged with injury to a child, a third degree felony. Investigators said video show Diglin grabbing the child by the arm and slamming her to the ground. The […]

  • Classmates petition to have memoriam added to yearbook after Pearland student takes her own life

    PEARLAND, Texas — The loved ones of a 17-year-old Pearland High School student are laying the teen to rest Thursday morning amid tension between the community and district administrators. The teen’s family and classmates have launched a petition demanding a memoriam page be added to the school’s yearbook after the student took her own life over the weekend. Hannah Hollis was a charming and kind-spirited young woman with a heart dedicated to helping others, according to countless condolences from friends and […]

  • Baytown parents leave two infant sons in car while shopping at Wal-Mart, police say 

    BAYTOWN, Texas — A man and woman are behind bars after the couple was accused of leaving their two infant sons alone in a truck while they went grocery shopping, the Baytown Police Department said. Officers arrived at the Wal-Mart in the 4900 block of Garth Road around 12:40 a.m. Monday after reports of two small children left alone in the store’s parking lot. Investigators said the children, ages 1 year and 3 months old, were fastened into car seats while sitting […]

  • HCSO: At least 3 suspects arrested in drug, weapon raid at house in Crosby 

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — At least three people have been arrested after SWAT officers found a substantial amount of drugs and weapons inside a house in Crosby late Wednesday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers arrested two women and one man after searching a home on Apache Lane near FM 1942 around 11 p.m. Investigators said a fourth suspect ran for his car as officers approached the house. He managed to drive off, nearly running over deputies and almost […]

  • Man, friend ride horses into Houston Wal-Mart in hilarious viral video

    HOUSTON — Living in Houston, there are moments when we can’t help but think— only in Texas! Woody Fields and his friend surprised employees and shoppers Sunday evening when the two strolled into the Wal-Mart on Bissonnet Street near Beltway 8 on horseback. Fields posted the video on his Facebook Page, showing shoppers smile and gawk as he klip klops down the isles around the store, looping back to the super center’s entrance. He said they were just stopping in for […]

  • HPD: Man accused in at least 10 sexual assault cases in Harris County arrested

    HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged a man suspected in at least 10 sexual assault cases within the last three years, including four incidents involving children, in the Houston and Harris County area. Carlos Jose Ayala, 35, is facing four counts of indecency with a child and one count of felony evading. The police department had received numerous reports of girls between 7 and 15 years of age being sexually assaulted while traveling to and from […]

  • 19-year-old accused of pimping out 14-year-old may be second victim, Harris County attorney says

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The bond has been more than tripled for a 19-year-old woman accused of pimping out a 14-year-old girl after the suspect appeared in a Harris County courtroom Monday morning. Denise Maria Coronado, 19, is charged with compelling prostitution of a minor. The victim claims a man abducted her and took her to a motel, where she met Coronado and was forced to pose for pictures while wearing lingerie. Prosecutors said the photos were then uploaded to […]

  • Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias join up for summer tour stop in Houston

    HOUSTON — While we tighten our waists and fatten our pockets in preparation for summer 2017, here’s a concert you’ll want to put on your radar. Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull have announced a joint tour and are set to perform at the Toyota Center on June 18. Iglesias hasn’t released an album in almost three years since debut of his last album “Sex and Love.” He’ll be performing across Europe first for the “Sex and Love” Tour before returning to […]