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's Stories
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women?
Kristin Malaer, 32, is just weeks away from being a first-time mom. She explains how she made her decision about getting the doses.
Mayor issues strong words to bar owners as overcrowding complaints continue: 'Love your family more than I do'
"I shouldn't have to close something down to protect you and your family," said Mayor Turner as overcrowding at bars continues.
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in Houston
Baylor College of Medicine has started enrolling participants for the Novavax vaccine trial, and will continue until they have 30,000 participants.
Experts fear COVID-19 vaccine supply chain could lead to more delays
There's an effort to get more vaccines in the population, but it has raised concerns about delayed second doses.
Houston mom, teen son taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trial
While some are still hesitant to get the vaccine, this 13-year-old says he took part in the trial to show it's safe.
LBJ and Ben Taub make staffing adjustments to deal with COVID-19 surge
Harris Health Systems' CEO said they are forced to temporarily close two clinics to shift staff, and that still might not be enough.
COVID-19 isn't spreading inside the classroom, experts say, but here's where it is
Experts say COVID-19 tends to spread when students are outside and among extracurricular activities, like school sports.
Texas lawmakers react to protesters storming US Capitol
Texas lawmakers were caught in the middle as angry supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Houston health experts say next few months will be rough for 2 reasons
Hospitals have been preparing for the surge by stocking up on personal protective equipment, but there is another challenge.
Houston area could be 1 day away from previous COVID-19 limits
A rollback to early pandemic restrictions are possible as hospitalizations in the greater region stagnant at 15% for six days now.