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.

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...

Hamilton County Department of Education announces survey for schools' capital needs

Published Sep. 27 2017

The Hamilton County Department of Education has launched a survey to gain community input on the district's capital building plan.

New schools superintendent outlines focus

Published Sep. 27 2017

New Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson believes students graduating from high school need to be prepared for at least...

March, prayer vigil set for Confederate statue's removal from Hamilton County Courthouse

Published Sep. 26 2017

A definitive date has been set for the Chattanooga chapter of the NAACP's march to remove the bust of Confederate...

Second suspect arrested in connection with July homicide

Published Sep. 26 2017

Chattanooga police have arrested a second man Tuesday afternoon in connection with the July shooting death of Desmond Clay.

Murray County, Ga., officials arrest critically injured murder suspect after standoff

Published Sep. 26 2017

After more than an hour of negotiating, the suspect in a Murray County, Ga., SWAT standoff allegedly shot himself in...

Hamilton County Department of Education announces Opportunity Zone leadership team

Published Sep. 25 2017

Ten people will lead the Hamilton County Schools' Opportunity Zone, and two more will join the team in the near...

UPDATE: Suspect in Murray County SWAT standoff allegedly shot and killed wife before shooting himself

Published Sep. 25 2017

A Georgia State Patrol SWAT unit has responded to an incident in Murray County.


Firefighters battle fourth fire within a week in Lookout Valley

Published Sep. 24 2017

The Chattanooga Fire Department fought to put a fire out in a house on the 1200 block of O'Grady Drive...

Chattanooga police investigate 3 separate shootings in one night

Published Sep. 24 2017

It was a regular Sunday afternoon for some people who lived near the scenes of three separate shootings in Chattanooga...

Hamilton County school board votes to keep moving forward on Partnership Zone option

Published Sep. 22 2017

After spirited debate, Hamilton County school board members voted 7-2 Thursday night to move forward with conversations with the state...

UPDATE: School board votes to move forward on resolution to begin conversations about state partnership

Published Sep. 21 2017

After much debate and discussion, the Hamilton County school board voted 7-2 Thursday night to move forward with conversations with...

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson meets with local business leaders

Published Sep. 21 2017

New Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson told local business leaders Wednesday that students graduating from high school need to...

Hamilton County school board talks about rezoning, superintendent evaluation

Published Sep. 20 2017

The Hamilton County school board on Tuesday discussed rezoning and potential evaluation tools for new superintendent Bryan Johnson.

Hamilton County school board discusses plan for Johnson evaluation

Published Sep. 19 2017

The Hamilton County school board is expected to discuss how new superintendent Bryan Johnson will be evaluated during this evening's...

La Paz Chattanooga recognizes Latino leaders at awards ceremony

Published Sep. 19 2017

La Paz Chattanooga held its sixth annual Latino Leadership Awards ceremony Monday morning at the Chattanooga Convention Center, recognizing Latinos...