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 investigative reporter in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for eight years. She received an Emmy for her investigative 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

Marla's Stories
Ex-Pasadena police officer accused of choking child with dog leash
According to court records, the former Pasadena officer wrapped the leash around the child so tight, the child said he couldn't breathe.
Father killed when motorcyclist shoots at car 6 times
The motorcyclist says he felt the driver intended to hit him. He then shot at the car, hitting it at least six times.
2 men and juvenile accused of robbing, assaulting elderly women
Court records say the suspects could be tied to as many as 10 robberies.
WARNING! Possible asbestos exposure in Port Neches: officials
As the fires continue to burn, officials are urging residents to NOT touch the debris due to the possibility of an asbestos exposure.
Missouri City pilot killed in plane crash leaves legacy
"We're kind of attached as a family, like a brother," said a friend of the pilot. "It's really sad right now. It's devastating."
Evacuation, curfew order lifted for Port Neches area after plant explosion
Less than 48 hours after a massive fire and explosion, residents are being allowed to return to their homes in the Port Neches area.
2 cruise ship passengers out of Galveston killed in Belize crash
Officers say preliminary information indicates a red car went into on-coming traffic and crashed into a van.
Evacuation and curfew ordered for 4 miles around TPC plant explosion
A mandatory evacuation and curfew has been ordered for 4 miles around the TPC facility.
TPC plant called 'high priority violators' by EPA before explosion
The EPA reports TPC has been among the "high priority violators" every quarter since Jan. 2017, with additional violations dating back to 2004.
License plate readers key in finding shooting suspects
License plate readers are to thank for the arrest of three suspects in the case, but the alleged shooter is still on the loose.