Rosana Hughes (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6327
Rosana Hughes is a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Her previous experience includes interning for Life Care Centers of America in its public relations department, freelance reporter for and editor-in-chief of the award-winning, student-led newspaper, the Southern Accent. As editor, she localized many major news events, such as the 2015 Paris terror attacks and the San Bernardino shootings. She graduated in December, 2016, with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Boyd-Buchanan engineering students design equipment for disabled educator

Published Dec. 13 2017

Kim Derrick has worked at Boyd-Buchanan School for almost 20 years as the aftercare director, watching after children from Pre-K...

Chattanooga police seek help identifying attempted rape suspect

Published Dec. 12 2017

Chattanooga police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect of an attempted rape in the Martin Luther King...

UTC names vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success

Published Dec. 11 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga named Yancy Freeman as its vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success.


Avondale restaurant serves purpose for local youth [photos]

Published Dec. 10 2017

Since 1958, Sunset BBQ has been a mainstay on Dodson Avenue; homemade barbecue sauce and the smell of smoke rising...

Colder temperatures sticking around for a while in the Tennessee Valley

Published Dec. 7 2017

Colder temperatures have arrived in the Tennessee Valley, and they're here to stay for at least another two weeks, forecasters...

CARTA workers rally, claiming they are discriminated against, overworked

Published Dec. 6 2017

A handful of Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority transit workers gathered in front of Chattanooga City Hall Tuesday afternoon to...

Grundy County school board appoints new chairwoman; director to begin coach interviews

Published Dec. 5 2017

With only five of eight members present, the Grundy County, Tenn., school board unanimously voted Monday night for Phyllis Lusk...

Grundy County school board elects Phyllis Lusk as chairwoman

Published Dec. 4 2017

Grundy County school board members elected Phyllis Lusk as chairwoman during their meeting tonight.

Several days of cold weather coming up for the Tennessee Valley

Published Dec. 4 2017

The Tennessee Valley is in for a cold spell this week, and it'll probably last into next week.

UPDATE: Two UTC employees cited for public indecency

Published Dec. 3 2017

James "Chuck" Cantrell, UTC associate vice chancellor of marketing and communication, and Joseph Wiram, coordinator for veteran student services, have...

Two people hurt in separate Chattanooga shootings

Published Dec. 3 2017

Two people were injured in separate shootings in Chattanooga late Saturday night and into Sunday.

Car crashes into Humane Society thrift store on Highway 58

Published Dec. 3 2017

A vehicle crashed into the Humane Society thrift store on the 4000 block of Highway 58 Sunday afternoon.

Grundy school board member to resign after arrest in text message lockdown

Published Nov. 30 2017

Grundy County, Tenn., school board member Kasey Anderson said she plans to resign after her arrest for allegedly sending text...

Couple facing felony charges after armed standoff in Cleveland, Tenn. [photos]

Published Nov. 28 2017

A seven-hour standoff came to a peaceful end Tuesday evening after Bradley County sheriff's deputies subdued the suspect and his...

Despite nationwide Christmas tree shortage, local sellers have plenty of stock

Published Nov. 28 2017

While the rest of the country is scrambling to buy the perfect Christmas tree before they're all gone, local sellers...

Grundy County school board member arrested after false reports lead to lockdown

Published Nov. 27 2017

Grundy County school board member Kasey Anderson was arrested after sending text messages that led to the entire school system...

Chattanooga police officer suspended after being arrested on domestic assault charges

Published Nov. 27 2017

A Chattanooga police officer was arrested Saturday afternoon on domestic assault charges in Collegedale, Tenn.

Saturday night shooting injures person in Highway 58 parking lot

Published Nov. 26 2017

One person was shot in a parking lot at the 4400 block of Highway 58 near the Hungry House restaurant...

Records show history of hazing and sexual abuse at Grundy County High School

Published Nov. 24 2017

Attempted rape charges against five Grundy County High School football players are only the latest in a litany of sexual...

Grundy County High School resource officer now must get permission to retrieve security camera footage

Published Nov. 22 2017

Amid reports and investigations of an attempted aggravated rape at Grundy County High School and the vandalism of a school...