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.

Digital education program celebrates 3,000 graduates

Published Jun. 18 2018

With Chattanooga dubbed the "Gig City," a group of people have taken it upon themselves to educate locals on smart...

Inmate returns to Hamilton County Jail after being treated for puncture wounds

Published Jun. 17 2018

A Hamilton County Jail inmate who was reportedly injured Saturday has been treated and returned to the jail.

Olivia Harmon: Surviving college in high school

Published Jun. 17 2018

Olivia Harmon has always been an independent soul, so when she learned about the dual-enrollment program, she knew that was...

VA leaders get local veteran feedback during town hall at Chattanooga clinic

Published Jun. 14 2018

Several local veterans had an opportunity to address U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs leaders and voice their concerns over an...

People gather outside Chattanooga City Hall to remember victims of Pulse nightclub shooting

Published Jun. 13 2018

Dozens gathered in front of Chattanooga City Hall Tuesday evening for a vigil to remember lives lost to hate crimes...

New York: Yellow Deli's Twelve Tribes investigated for possible child labor violations

Published Jun. 8 2018

The New York Department of Labor is investigating a community connected to the religious sect that runs the Yellow Deli...

Grundy County school board member Kasey Anderson resigns

Published Jun. 7 2018

Six months after announcing plans to resign and four arrests since her election, Grundy County (Tennessee) school board member Kasey...

Locals gathering supplies for Guatemala volcano disaster aid [photos]

Published Jun. 7 2018

Just hours after Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego erupted Sunday night, Chattanooga-area resident Miriam Lemon got a phone call.

Local World War II veterans remember D-Day, what the anniversary means

Published Jun. 6 2018

Sitting in her Summerville, Georgia, home, 100-year-old Rose Jackson sat on her couch recounting bits and pieces of her experience...

Medal of Honor recipient stresses importance of teaching children community values

Published Jun. 6 2018

The U.S. should redouble its efforts in teaching service values to young people, according to retired U.S. Army Col. and...

Two women rescued in separate weekend house fires in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 3 2018

Two women were rescued from separate house fires in less than 24 hours over the weekend in Chattanooga.

School inequity at forefront of Hamilton County school board District 5 candidates debate

Published May. 30 2018

School inequity was the main topic in the Tuesday evening debate between candidates for the Hamilton County School Board District...


Crowd pays tribute at Memorial Day service in Chattanooga [photos]

Published May. 28 2018

Mary Newman sat quietly in the front row among a group of other Gold Star recipients during Monday's Memorial Day...

Local veterans reflect on their time in military, share thoughts on Memorial Day [photos]

Published May. 28 2018

Former U.S. Marine Corpsman John Croteau is still alive only because he and his friend Pfc. Don Turner made a...

About 80 dogs rescued from alleged hoarders in Murray County [video]

Published May. 23 2018

About 80 dogs were rescued Wednesday from a severe hoarding situation at a home in Murray County, Georgia, according to...

Chuck Harris apparently unseats incumbent Catoosa County Commissioner Bobby Winters [photos]

Published May. 22 2018

Challenger Chuck Harris won the Catoosa County Commission District 2 race by eight votes, possibly unseating longtime incumbent Bobby Winters,...

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...