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.

Chattanooga man sentenced to 23 years in prison for deadly heroin overdose of Drug Court graduate

Published May. 21 2018

A Chattanooga man has been sentenced to spend 23 years in prison for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy...

Chattanooga police: Fatal shooting appears to be murder-suicide

Published May. 20 2018

Two people were killed Sunday morning in a shooting at the Shell gas station in the 6400 block of Hixson...

Yellow Deli's Twelve Tribes back in the spotlight as subject of new podcast, documentary

Published May. 19 2018

A decade after its return to Chattanooga, the controversial religious group behind the Yellow Deli restaurant on McCallie Avenue and...

Grundy County, Tenn., bus driver has still not received bonus pay

Published May. 19 2018

The Grundy County, Tennessee, school district still has not formally responded to a lawsuit filed in January by a former...

Seven arrested in counterfeit and forged check investigations in Chattanooga region

Published May. 14 2018

Seven people were arrested Thursday in separate cases of forged and counterfeit checks across the Chattanooga region.

Chattanooga police investigate shooting on Davis Avenue

Published May. 13 2018

Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting at a home in the 700 block of Davis Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Children safe after truck crashes into Walker County school bus

Published May. 10 2018

A school bus carrying 11 children collided at low speed with a pickup truck at the intersection of Henderson Avenue...

Walmart yodeler Mason Ramsey draws huge crowd in Chattanooga [videos, photos]

Published May. 10 2018

From viral internet fame to Coachella to Chattanooga, Mason Ramsey, also known as the Yodel Boy, attracted hundreds of people...

City Council denies request to rezone North Chattanooga property for townhouses

Published May. 9 2018

The Chattanooga City Council voted Tuesday evening to deny a developer's request to rezone property along Knickerbocker Avenue in North...

East Ridge City Council votes to dissolve Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Published May. 7 2018

After heavy backlash from residents, the East Ridge City Council voted to discontinue the committee at the center of a...

Ooltewah/Collegedale is quaint setting for growth

Published May. 7 2018

Collegedale was recently ranked the third-safest city in Tennessee by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The ranking...

Chattanooga area sees busy night for crime

Published May. 7 2018

Saturday night into Sunday morning proved to be an active time for law enforcement in the Chattanooga area.


One person killed in West 38th Street shooting in Chattanooga [photos]

Published May. 6 2018

A large crowd of people gathered around the yellow crime scene tape surrounding a corner store parking lot in the...

Burglars attempt to steal ATM from East Ridge gas station

Published May. 6 2018

A group of burglars broke into a Shell gas station at 3326 Ringgold Road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning in...

Three men injured in early Sunday morning shooting on Park Drive in Chattanooga

Published May. 6 2018

Three men were shot just before 2 a.m. Sunday at 2193 Park Drive in Chattanooga area, which is where Urban...

East Ridge redevelopment plan continues to raise questions for concerned residents

Published May. 4 2018

Tensions ran high and many East Ridge residents were left with more questions than answers Thursday evening after attending the...

One of two injured in downtown Chattanooga fight sent to jail

Published May. 2 2018

One person is in custody in connection to an aggravated assault Wednesday evening, according to Chattanooga police.

Suspect in mall riot sought on separate charges

Published May. 2 2018

The suspect in the February aggravated mall riot allegedly cut off his GPS monitor and fled from police on April...

Lengthy SWAT standoff ends after officers find no suspect in home [photos]

Published May. 1 2018

An East Lake Courts SWAT standoff came to an end Tuesday evening after the suspect was found to not be...

Man accused of killing his wife's mother in arson case found not guilty

Published May. 1 2018

A Walker County jury found Carless LeBron Cross not guilty Monday on charges of murder, arson and lying to investigators.