Emmy award-winning bilingual journalist. As a broadcast journalist have vast experience reporting in the 7th largest television news market in the United States, mastered breaking news and live-shots. Covered major national news stories and learned the importance of compelling story telling. Also, regularly used social media outreach as a news platform. Have covered an array of topics such as immigration, education, healthcare and crime. Also, have worked for ABC, Telemundo and Univision. Mariana is an Assignment Editor for the CW39 NewsFix.

Recent Articles
  • Montgomery County West Nile mosquito samples spike

    SPRING, Texas — The Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement Department has confirmed an increased activity of positive West Nile mosquito samples this year in comparison to recent seasons. “We are treating the affected areas with a chemical called malathion. We are also spraying all street, county rights of way among other mosquito breeding areas,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said. The department reported approximately 25 of 78 of its operational zones have at least one positive mosquito sample. There have been […]

  • HFD: A man burns, dies in single-car rollover accident in SW Houston

    HOUSTON— A man was fatally injured after a rollover crash in southwest Houston Saturday morning, according to the Houston Fire Department. 9:35 HFD Crew members of D-59 M-21 E-59 were dispatch to a Single Vehicle rollover accident involved in a fire where a non-identify Blk Male between 25 to 30 yrs. ejected from the vehicle during the accident lost his life due to the thermal burns on his face.@FireChiefofHFD pic.twitter.com/s5rY7cexeb — Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) May 12, 2018 A man […]

  • HPD: Man on drugs jumps into moving traffic, dies on SW Freeway  

    HOUSTON—A man died after he jumped from a moving car Friday night, according to the Houston Police Department. The incident happened on SW freeway between Hillcroft and Fondren around 11:30 p.m., police said. Apparently, the passenger of a Nissan Altima became suicidal and jumped from the passenger side of the vehicle. The female driver told police it was not the first time the deceased had attempted suicide. Sergeant Robert Klementich with HPD’s Crime Division elaborated on the case, “They had […]

  • 7 people hospitalized Saturday night after Houston police chase

    HOUSTON—Seven people ended up in the hospital with minor injuries, after a driver attempted to flee in more than one occasion from authorities, according to the Houston Police Department. The incident began at 10 p.m. in Northchase. Investigators said an officer attempted a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated towards Ella Boulevard and Gears Road. The pursuit ended after the suspect slammed head-on into another vehicle that was carrying five people. Captain Megan Howard with HPD’s Crime Division added, “Through […]

  • Man shot in head in northeast Harris County, suspect remains at large

    HOUSTON—The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who fled the scene after shooting a man in the head at a northeast Harris County nightclub early Sunday. Investigators said the suspect was drinking at a bar located on Homestead and Norments, approached the victim and shot him once in the head before fleeing in his vehicle around 12 a.m. Sergeant Scott Ashmore with HCSO Crime Division elaborated on the case saying, “In the past, there had been a […]

  • 57-year-old pedestrian killed after being ran over intentionally in Texas City, police say

    TEXAS CITY, Texas – A Texas City man was arrested and charged with murder after police say he purposely ran over a pedestrian with his truck Saturday night. Investigators said the incident happened around 11:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of Texas Avenue.  Officers arrived at the scene and found Marvin Lee Bookman, 57, dead. According to the investigation, Texas City police identified Thaddeus Kirk, 55, as the suspect who ran over the victim following an earlier altercation between the […]

  • HPD: Man dead after being ejected in single-car crash

    HOUSTON– A driver was ejected and killed Saturday night in a single-car crash on Hooper Road in south Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. The driver, who has not been identified, apparently lost control and slammed into a concrete culvert at about 9:30 p.m., police said. Sergeant D. Griffiths with HPD’s Crime Division says, “He was driving at a high rate speed and failed to maintain in driving a single lane crashing into a ditch. It appears he was […]

  • Sketch released of suspect wanted for sexual assault of a child in NW Harris County

    HOUSTON—Crime Stoppers of Houston needs your help identifying a man wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to officials, last March, a female girl was walking home along the 10000 block of Pilot Gully Trial near Cossey Road in northwest Harris County.  The suspect tripped the victim causing her to fall and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, 30 to 40 years old, 5’10” to 6’0” tall, muscular build, dark hair, dark […]

  • Violent bank robbery in SE Houston caught on camera

    HOUSTON – FBI Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help identifying and finding a man who robbed a bank Monday afternoon in southeast Houston. According to Houston’s FBI, a man walked inside the Plains Capital Bank at the 4400 block of Griggs Road and made demands. The surveillance video shows the suspect jumping over the counter, grabbing a teller and holding her firmly around her head demanding cash. He is described as a man between 50 and 60 years old, […]