Rose-Ann is a proud one-woman band. Shooting, writing and editing, she is a Filipina-American multimedia reporter who is thrilled to call Houston her new home. Rose-Ann is new to Texas, but is definitely loving the beautiful weather, the kind-hearted people and delicious food that Texas has to offer.
She comes to H-Town from the Midwest. Rose-Ann earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a Bronze Tablet Scholar, salutatorian and graduated summa cum laude and in the top three percent of the university's graduating class.
Rose-Ann firmly believes that journalism is a leap of faith in the future. As a reporter for ABC in Cincinnati, she sought the voices of those who felt unheard, kept public officials accountable for their promises and covered breaking news from fires to homicides.
Working for NBC in Peoria, Illinois, Rose-Ann was on the ground, leading coverage of the deadly 2013 tornadoes in Washington, Illinois, and was also the economic development/Caterpillar Inc. reporter. She also trained photographers as the Multimedia Director of IMPULSE Magazine, a small lifestyle publication. As a storyteller, she is determined to serve the community by bringing it the latest.
In her spare time, Rose-Ann loves to check out different places to eat. She is thrilled to explore Houston's burgeoning food scene. She also loves to learn, especially about different cultures including her own. She is an advocate for cultural diversity and community engagement. Rose-Ann co-founded a Filipino-American young professional network and co-coordinated the largest leadership development/community building Filipino-interest conference in the Midwest.
She speaks Italian, loves old school jazz and is only recently retiring as the starting fullback in an all-girls football league.
Rose-Ann is honored to be a part of the KPRC Channel 2 News team and is excited to get to know the surrounding community. She always loves a good story.