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

Man brutally beaten and robbed after leaving bank in Westchase
Do you recognize them? A man who had just left the bank was violently attacked in a parking lot.
Driver killed when SUV barrels into SE Houston restaurant
The deadly crash was caught on surveillance video as the SUV slammed completely through the Medi Grill restaurant.
Mailman accused of pleasuring himself in Pasadena woman's home
The woman says the man asked to use her restroom, but when she went to check on him he came out with his pants down.
Violent details released in case of alleged sexual predator accused of assaulting women he met through dating app
In one case, the suspect allegedly choked the victim "to a point where she urinated on herself and passed out briefly."
Katy residents fear crime increase as homeless encampments continue to grow
Residents say there's a number of growing homeless camps along I-10 and Mason Road.