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.

Locals share thoughts on public art spaces

Published Jul. 19 2018

Creating areas to bring people together was a reoccurring theme during s session seeking community input on a strategic plan...

Former Dalton High School teacher who fired gun in classroom pleads guilty, receives 2 year prison sentence

Published Jul. 17 2018

Former Dalton (Ga.) High School teacher Jesse Randal Davidson, who fired a handgun out his classroom window in February, pleaded...

Jury finds suspect in 2016 double homicide guilty

Published Jul. 16 2018

A 34-year-old man accused of double homicide at a 2016 house party was sentenced to life in prison late Saturday...

Watson, Hazlewood tell TDOT to get in gear on fixing Signal Mountain road problems

Published Jul. 16 2018

Two state lawmakers from Hamilton County are putting Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer on notice that they want the department...

Video shows events before 5 injured in shooting outside Coyote Jack's nightclub

Published Jul. 15 2018

Five people were injured in a shooting outside Coyote Jack's nightclub in downtown Chattanooga early Sunday morning.

Chattanooga developing strategic plan for public art [photos]

Published Jul. 15 2018

This week Chattanooga's public art program is launching its first phase of community engagement to develop a strategic plan that...

Report concludes Central Avenue expansion plan to be adverse for Lincoln Park [documents]

Published Jul. 10 2018

A recently released report has determined the city of Chattanooga's proposed Central Avenue extension project will have adverse effects on...

'M' in Marriott hotel sign catches fire

Published Jul. 8 2018

Chattanooga firefighters are on the scene at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown hotel where a fire appears to have started around...

Garrison commander, Chattanooga native retiring after 26 years of service

Published Jul. 4 2018

Chattanooga native U.S. Army Col. Thomas Holliday handed over the reins of the Redstone Arsenal Garrison near Huntsville, Alabama, this...

Juvenile injured at Blue Cove Hideaway, owner arrested twice

Published Jul. 1 2018

A juvenile was taken to a local hospital Saturday after suffering a back injury from jumping off a high cliff...

5 dead in separate motorcycle crashes over weekend in Alabama

Published Jul. 1 2018

A number of motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of several people in North Alabama over the weekend.

Collective action complaint filed against VW for alleged age discrimination

Published Jun. 30 2018

A collective action complaint filed Friday against Volkswagen alleges the company engaged in companywide age discrimination against employees over the...

Catoosa school board holds hearing on budget

Published Jun. 29 2018

Like other Georgia counties in the area, some of Catoosa County's additional state education funding will go right back into...

Chattanooga police respond to video showing interaction between officer and juvenile [video]

Published Jun. 27 2018

The Chattanooga Police Department has released an officer's body camera footage in response to a viral video showing a 14-year-old...

Strong thunderstorms again blow through Chattanooga area

Published Jun. 24 2018

Strong thunderstorms rolled through the Chattanooga area Sunday afternoon for the second day in a row.

Brigham Young University president visits Chattanooga, recognized by state and local elected officials

Published Jun. 23 2018

A handful of state and local officials made an appearance at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in...

Volunteers bring much-needed home repairs to Chattanooga residents

Published Jun. 22 2018

Hot temperatures and rain couldn't stop a group of teenagers from working on Betty Freeman's house this week.

Local Syrian refugees share memories of a war-torn country, hope for better future in the U.S.

Published Jun. 21 2018

When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, Faihaa Fuyome and her family's world was shaken to its core.

In rebuttal to mayor, Chattanooga coalition presented 'The People's State of the City'

Published Jun. 20 2018

A group of citizens gathered in front of The Community Haven on Hughes Avenue Tuesday evening to hear "The People's...

Video shows Chattanooga officer and man engaged in fist fight on Station Street [video]

Published Jun. 18 2018

A man was arrested after an altercation with Chattanooga police that was caught on video early Saturday morning.