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.

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    HPD: Man found on roadside dies after wrecker driver finds him unconscious

    HOUSTON — Police are investigating after a wrecker driver found a man unresponsive on the side of the road Wednesday morning in southwest Houston, authorities said. The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was found around 2 a.m. in the 2500 block of Sage Road at Westheimer. Investigators said the wrecker driver saw a white Nissan Armada driving slowly through the intersection before veering off the roadway and coming to a complete stop on the wrong side of the […]

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    11-year-old boy begged father to stop in fatal stabbing of mother at Conroe home, officers say

    CONROE, Texas — An 11-year-old child is now orphaned after his father allegedly stabbed his mother to death before being taken down himself by deputies in Conroe, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. The office received the child’s 911 call around 5:40 a.m. from the family’s house inside the Chestnut Ridge subdivision off FM 14800. When deputies arrived about 8 minutes later, investigators said the boy emerged from the home covered in blood. The child claims he begged his father to stop before barricading […]

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    Men shoot 15-year-old girl with pellet gun near Westbury High School, police say

    HOUSTON — Investigators are searching for two men accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl near Westbury High School, the Houston Police Department said. Investigators said the teen was walking to school when a car pulled up alongside her. The two men inside the vehicle started making suggestive comments before shooting her with a pellet gun, officers said. No word yet on the teen’s condition.

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    Two Conroe men arrested after kidnapping victim to collect ransom, officers say

    SPRING, Texas — The Montgomery County Constable’s Office has arrested two men accused of kidnapping a man and then forcing his girlfriend to send a request for ransom to the victim’s family in Spring, authorities said. Conroe residents Hancie Perez-Archila and Brandon Proctor are charged with aggravated kidnapping. The victim’s girlfriend called investigators after he was taken Tuesday, the constable’s office said. Officers later found Proctor and Archila with the alleged kidnapped victim in an area near State Highway 242 […]

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    Gunman ambushes female driver at truck stop in Humble, deputies say 

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was ambushed by a lone gunman along the Sam Houston Tollway in Humble, authorities said. A woman driving a black Kia Optima was at a truck stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday when a man walked up behind the car and opened fire, investigators said. The driver raced out of her car into the Candlewood Suites in the 1500 block of N. Sam Houston Parkway. Responding officers […]

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    Burglars break through walls of several businesses just to reach Cricket store in SW Houston, officers say

    HOUSTON — In an effort to break into a single store, investigators said a possible group of burglars busted through the walls of several connected businesses in southwest Houston. The Houston Police Department said an known number of people broke into the Cricket store at Bellaire Boulevard and Hillcroft Street around 5 a.m. Monday and may have left empty-handed. The burglars started their scheme inside a nearby dentist office before breaking through the sheetrock wall of a neighboring Pharmacy and […]

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    HPD: Son shot in chest protecting mother from upset boyfriend

    HOUSTON — A man was hospitalized Tuesday night after investigators said he took a bullet to the chest for his mother at an apartment complex in southeast Houston. Officers are still searching for the alleged shooter, who has been identified as the mother’s boyfriend. The couple was arguing outside the woman’s home at the Missionary Village Apartments at Corder and Scott streets around 8 p.m when the boyfriend pulled out a pistol, the Houston Police Department said. The son came […]

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    HPD Chief: No evidence of active shooter or victims inside Ben Taub hospital

    HOUSTON — Several medical personnel and patients — some still in their beds — are being evacuated from Ben Taub hospital Tuesday afternoon as officers execute a secondary search of the building following reports of an active shooter, the Houston Police Department said. “No one has been injured. No one has been found shot. And no shooter has been apprehended,” HPD Chief Art Acevedo said. “The Houston Police Department has searched all six floors behind us and the basement, and […]

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    SI Swimsuit issue’s Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Bianca Balti meet Houston fans ahead of VIBES Festival

    HOUSTON — Someone call the fire department because Houston is burning up! Several models featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Swimsuit issue were at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday morning, taking pictures and signing autographs for fans. Bianca Balti, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Lais Ribeiro, Danielle Herrington and Team USA Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. It means another star-studded weekend for H-town. And yes, the very same babes in the 2017 SI Swimsuit edition are in Houston for the big event. Balti caught […]