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.

Hamilton County Minority Health Fair to be held this weekend

Published Aug. 18 2017

It's about paying it forward.

Student taken into custody after squabble at Orchard Knob Middle School

Published Aug. 17 2017

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to an "altercation" between two students at Orchard Knob Middle School on Thursday morning.

Police investigate shooting reports on O'Rear Street, Old Hixson Pike

Published Aug. 15 2017

Chattanooga police responded to a reported shooting on the 2500 block of O'Rear Street shortly after 8 p.m. today.

Worker injured after falling at Chattanooga construction site

Published Aug. 15 2017

A construction worker was injured after falling at a construction site Tuesday afternoon, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Man shot on South Kelly Street hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

Published Aug. 14 2017

A man was shot on the 500 block of South Kelly Street just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to Chattanooga...

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office investigates Chattanooga police officer-involved shooting

Published Aug. 14 2017

Police are responded to an officer-involved shooting Monday on the 5000 block of Rossville Boulevard.

Georgia among strictest states for DUI violations

Published Aug. 14 2017

Drivers in Georgia should think more than just twice before hitting the road after a couple of drinks.

Chattanoogans react to Charlottesville protests [photos]

Published Aug. 14 2017

Chattanoogans attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night in memory of the woman who was killed in Charlottesville, Va., after a...

Friends of Chattanooga man arrested in Virginia claim he was fighting white supremacy

Published Aug. 13 2017

A friend of the Chattanooga man who was arrested in Charlottesville, Va., amid white supremacist rallies and counterprotests spoke on...

Chattanooga police arrest man in connection to July 26 homicide

Published Aug. 10 2017

Chattanooga police arrested a man today in connection with the shooting death of Desmond Clay last month.

Man arrested, charged with aggravated rape in Soddy-Daisy

Published Aug. 10 2017

A Soddy-Daisy man was arrested Thursday after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman.

Two alleged thieves caught in separate incidents in Bradley County

Published Aug. 9 2017

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that two men have been arrested in connection with two separate cases...

Drug investigation, warrant roundup nets 29 arrests in Grundy, Marion counties

Published Aug. 9 2017

Twenty-eight people were arrested in Grundy and Marion counties on Monday, according to a news release.

New Hamilton County Schools superintendent meets with parents, community

Published Aug. 9 2017

New Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson answered questions and shared his vision for the Hamilton County Department of Education...

Man charged with murder in connection to 2016 missing person case

Published Aug. 8 2017

A man has been charged with first degree murder for the death of Bradley Powell.

Inequity, lack of money in area schools among issues cited in education forum

Published Aug. 7 2017

A public forum sponsored by the Unity Group on the state of education in Hamilton County allowed community members to...

Shooting injures child inside house on Dodson Avenue in Chattanooga

Published Aug. 6 2017

Things were quiet Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Dodson Avenue; there was no obvious sign a shooting had...

Professor swims Tennessee River - 652 miles - to shed light on waterway's health [photos, videos]

Published Aug. 4 2017

A German scientist, professor and world record-holding endurance swimmer spoke Thursday in Chattanooga, as he continues an effort to swim...

UPDATE: One person involved in underwear shoplifting case contacts Dalton police

Published Aug. 3 2017

One person connected to the Kohl's shoplifting case has contacted the Dalton Police Department.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office investigates child burn incident

Published Aug. 2 2017

After numerous inquiries from local media outlets, the Bradley County Sheriff's Office is now investigating an incident in which a...