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
  • Texas House approves ‘sanctuary city’ ban after nearly 16 hours of emotional debate

    AUSTIN, Texas — After nearly 16 hours of emotional debate, the Texas House approved a bill early Thursday that seeks to ban ‘sanctuary cities’ in a 93-54 vote. Senate Bill 4 will ban local laws that prevent authorities from enforcing immigration laws and asking about a person’s immigration status. It also threatens to jail police chiefs and sheriffs who help support ‘sanctuary cities’ by refusing to follow the Trump administration in its initiative to crackdown on illegal immigration. Bill supporters believe […]

  • 31-year-old man dies while in custody at Harris County facility

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 31-year-old man who passed away Tuesday afternoon while being booked at a county processing facility. The man was brought in for open family assault and child support warrants around 2 p.m. Investigators said the man appeared to be fine and showed no signs of medical distress or a medical condition. But shortly after having his photo and fingerprints taken, he appeared to have a seizure. […]

  • Driver injured in car collision on I-45 southbound in north Houston, police say

    HOUSTON — Houston police and firefighters were on the scene of a vehicular accident early Wednesday on I-45 southbound near Little York Road. Investigators said a Ford Explorer and Honda vehicle crashed into each other shortly before midnight. The Honda was flipped onto its roof during the accident, and the car’s driver was trapped inside. After firefighter were able to remove the driver from his vehicle, he was was taken to the hospital. The condition of both drivers is unknown […]

  • 4 serial robbery suspects arrested after fatal officer-involved shooting in NW Houston

    HOUSTON — One of four robbery suspects has died in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting Monday night at a Jack in the Box in northwest Houston. The arrests were made through the efforts of a multi-agency task force, which was searching for the alleged robbery crew. Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said Texas Department of Public Safety troopers spotted the suspects riding in a Mustang, which was wanted in connection to several other robberies, around 8 p.m. and HPD was […]

  • HPD: 3 restaurants robbed back to back in NW Houston crime spree

    HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is searching for two men accused of robbing three diners late Monday back to back. Investigators said the men not only robbed the restaurants but its patrons. “Not only did they rob the store, they robbed the customers also,” HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said. The alleged crime spree started around 10:30 p.m. at a Denny’s restaurant on T.C. Jester Boulevard in northwest Houston. The alleged robbers then headed to the IHOP on Hollister Road […]

  • HPD: Woman fought attacker in ‘bloody, violent’ murder at SE Houston home

    HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is investigating a gruesome scene after a 23-year-old woman was found viciously murdered Monday morning insider her home. “There’s clearly a lot of disruption. It’s a very violent scene,” Det. Fil Waters said. “Our victim was fighting, was trying to survive whatever attack that was upon her.” Family members found Zuleika Hernandez in the bathroom of her residence in the 6600 block of Sherwood Drive near Alerta Street around 2 a.m. in southwest Houston. The […]

  • Dallas PD: Man kills supervisor in murder-suicide at office tower

    DALLAS — The Dallas Police Department is investigating after a man entered a Lake Highlands area office building and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself. Investigators said the victim was the alleged shooter’s supervisor. DPD received reports of an active shooter around 10:45 a.m. Multiple armored vehicles and SWAT officers arrived at the building in the 8300 block of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. The police department said it has 29 officer units on the scene. Dallas Fire Rescue […]

  • Missing 5-year-old girl found safe in Waller County

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas — The Waller County Sheriff’s Office has ended its search for a missing 5-year-old girl after an Amber Alert was issued for the child Monday morning. Precious Valdez went missing while with family members at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. The sheriff’s office said Precious was found sleeping on the air condition unit of an abandoned house. She appears to be perfectly fine. Paramedics are currently checking on the girl as a precautionary measure. She was wearing a light green shirt, […]

  • HPD: 1 killed, 3 seriously injured after crash along Hardy Toll Road

    HOUSTON — A total of four people were hospitalized and one person has died after a crash along the Hardy Toll Road early Monday in northeast Houston. Police said early evidence suggests alcohol was a factor in the accident. Investigators said a car was headed northbound on the Hardy Toll service road around 2:15 a.m. when the driver attempted to turn east onto Little York Road and was struck by a pickup truck going eastbound. “There’s some indication the truck ran […]