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
Why African Americans make up majority of COVID-19 deaths in Houston
"People who are having underlying medical issues, hypertension, diabetes...have been adversely affected even more," said Mayor Turner.
How a Houston family of 7 battling COVID-19 under one roof stays connected
WOW! A mom of five and her daughter tested positive for the virus so they had to get creative!
This is when you're no longer contagious with COVID-19
Doctors can't say exactly yet when people are no longer contagious, so it's important to continue to practice good hygiene.
Man who held small anniversary gathering tests positive for COVID-19
After spending nine days in the hospital, he's now warning other people to take the virus seriously.
Judge in Harris County still holding court despite COVID-19 fears
The judge said he's resetting dates when he can, but that's not always possible.
Houston companies feeling the pinch from drop in crude oil prices
One Houston-area company says last downturn, its employees suggested reduce their salaries so more people can keep their jobs.
3 additional 'presumptive positive cases' of COVID-19 found in Fort Bend County, officials say
The total is now five presumptive positive and one definite case in Fort Bend County after three more travel-related cases were announced Sunday.
'Presumptive positive case' of COVID-19 found in Fort Bend County, officials say
The 70-year-old patient's lab work has been sent to the CDC where it will take between 24-48 hours to determine the final results.
Father-to-be left fearing for his life when robbers hold gun to his head
On the same day he saw his child's ultrasound, the father-to-be was being robbed and a gun was placed to his head.
Skeeter's President aboard ship where crew members tested for COVID-19
The man, along with his wife, said they circled the waters until crews found a quarantined location.