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.

Grundy County school board votes to let high school football season continue

Published Oct. 16 2017

Grundy County High School's football team will play out the remainder of the season despite five players being held on...

Signal Mountain panel concludes it's feasible to split from Hamilton County school system

Published Oct. 16 2017

A Signal Mountain committee concluded after about eight months of study that the town feasibly could pull out of the...

Miscalculation leaves 7 Bridges Marathon long, 4 Bridges Half Marathon short

Published Oct. 15 2017

For the third time in as many years, a local marathon or half marathon has been miscalculated.

American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee honors local heroes

Published Oct. 12 2017

Three doctors who were on duty in the wake of the deadly November 2016 Woodmore bus crash were honored this...

Grundy County Sheriff's Office investigating alleged hazing incident at high school

Published Oct. 11 2017

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged hazing incident that occurred Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Hamilton County Schools ACT scores show improvement

Published Oct. 11 2017

Hamilton County's public high school students posted slight gains in average ACT scores this year and are nipping at the...

Chattanooga gas prices drop by 10 cents a gallon from last week

Published Oct. 10 2017

Average gasoline prices in Chattanooga continued their four-week decline, dropping by another 10 cents a gallon in the past week...

UPDATE: Victims identified in Arlena Circle shooting

Published Oct. 9 2017

Chattanooga police responded Monday evening to a multiple shooting on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle.

Remnants of Hurricane Nate cause Chattanooga area event cancellations

Published Oct. 9 2017

Extensive rain and the possibility of strong winds brought by remnants of Hurricane Nate caused several event cancellations in the...

Hamilton County, school officials talk about plans for spending on capital repairs

Published Oct. 7 2017

School Superintendent Bryan Johnson is putting together a plan for the $100 million allocated for school capital projects by the...

Attorney general approves legality of vote to move forward with Partnership Zone

Published Oct. 7 2017

The Hamilton County school board is legally in the clear after its vote to continue conversations on forming a Partnership...

TNReady scores show state's elementary, middle students lag in English, math proficiency

Published Oct. 5 2017

Less than 6 percent of Tennessee's students are mastering English, according to new state test results.


Hamilton County school system increasing focus on science

Published Oct. 4 2017

Hamilton County Department of Education is gearing up to intensify its focus on science education.

National Night Out, Corgi parade close portion of St. Elmo Ave.

Published Oct. 2 2017

Saint Elmo Avenue will be closed.

Opposing sides face off at Hamilton County Courthouse over Confederate statue dispute

Published Oct. 2 2017

"Take it down, in Chatt Town," marchers yelled Sunday evening as they called for the removal of Confederate Gen. Alexander...

Local Puerto Ricans gather donations for storm-battered island

Published Oct. 2 2017

Among the booths of international food, handicrafts and cultural paintings at the 18th annual Culture Fest on Sunday was a...

Parents balk at school replacement cost estimates

Published Sep. 30 2017

A group of Hamilton County parents is concerned with the high cost estimates for replacement of the schools that top...

Hamilton County Schools' transition team discusses research observations

Published Sep. 29 2017

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson's transition team met Thursday morning to discuss its findings as members work on a...

Locals struggle to get information on loved ones in Puerto Rico

Published Sep. 29 2017

For some local Puerto Ricans, communication with family members is limited or nonexistent, even a week after Hurricane Maria ripped...

Nashville educator named Tennessee Teacher of the Year

Published Sep. 28 2017

A Metro Nashville Public Schools teacher known for her communication and leadership skills was named the 2017-18 Tennessee Teacher of...