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Marla Carter
Marla Carter joined abc13 in December of 2015.

A lover of great restaurants, culture and a nice, tropical climate, she loves Houston!

Marla worked as an investigate reporter in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for eight years. She received an Emmy for her investigate work into the systemic failures at the V.A., ultimately forcing top officials out of office.

She also exposed corruption in the sheriff's office that lead to a grand jury investigation into the sheriff and top officials in his office.

She loves visiting new places and taking her dogs on walks around town.

If you have a restaurant recommendation, a story idea or just want to say "Hi", email her at marla.e.carter@abc.com

A 13-year-old girl was able to fight off two men who allegedly tried to abduct her.
The owner of the stolen truck hopped into the bed of the truck and held on for the duration of the chase.
Pearland Police found a missing child after a search Sunday morning.
Hundreds of people participated in the fight against multiple sclerosis Saturday morning.
Police credit a tow truck driver with following a group of smash and grab suspects, stopping them from getting away with stolen goods.