Karah Rucker Biography
Karah Rucker is an American Journalist who joined the KETK news team in May 2016. She grew up in the Houston area and is thrilled to be staying in her home state.
She was first introduced to the world of journalism in high school where she worked for the newspaper, yearbook, and school broadcast, KPAN-TV. At Sam Houston State University, Karah studied multi-platform journalism and became editor-in-chief of the Houstonian, SHSU’s independent student newspaper.
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Karah Rucker KRBE
She interned in Houston at 104.1 KRBE, the number one morning show. While there, she produced unique content for the Houston Rockets 2015 playoff run. She also contributed to her local town’s paper as a sports correspondent.
Karah Rucker Fox 26
At KRIV FOX 26 in Houston, she assisted with major flood coverage in the summer of 2015 and helped the station with their social media platforms.Karah Rucker photo
Karah Rucker Facts
Rucker says her passion for journalism derives from her instinct of always asking questions and the joy of sharing other people’s stories with the community.
She loves taking in a good movie or watching her Houston sports teams during free time. She appreciates the work that goes into filmmaking and is always up for a good action flick! Planet of the Apes and Jurassic World are two of her favorites.
Karah Rucker Cable 7 News
Rucker was reported at Cable 7 News. She produced video packages for several classes that aired on Cable 7 News during her time at SHSU. She went out in the Huntsville community, gathered story ideas, interviewed, shot b-roll, standups, edited, and produced packages.
Karah Rucker Amber Alert
Article by Karah Rucker;
Authorities have identified a little girl’s father as her possible abductor after a missing toddler was reportedly abducted from Henderson.
According to the Henderson Police Department, Ariel Smith, 2, of Henderson, was taken around 10:25 p.m. Tuesday from the Henderson Village Apartment Complex.
Authorities say Smith’s mother lives at that complex off of Highway 259. Henderson Police believe Smith to be in grave or immediate danger. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and has a two-inch scar on the right side of her neck.
Smith is described as:
- a black female
- 2’1” tall
- weighs 39 pounds
- black braided hair
- brown eyes
Henderson Police are also searching for Lamarcus Smith, 41, in connection with her abduction. He was last seen in Henderson and is described as a black male who was seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He has black hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his chest and right arm.
Karah Rucker Special Report
Article by Karah Rucker;
A community is pleading for justice after a video surfaced online showing a dog whimpering after being shot 10 times. This has been an ongoing investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for weeks now.
We have found out that it was a minor who posted the video of a dog shot 10 times on her Snapchat account. Now the community of Jacksvonille wants answers and justice.
“I cried, I cried for literally an hour because it was so sad,” Madison Zavala said, the girl who brought awareness to the situation by reposting the video to her Facebook page, asking for justice.
“She got very emotional and I was like what’s going on, and you know she’s very emotional and expressing it to me,” Ashley Zedrick, Madison’s sister, said.
Madison opened a Snapchat story from a girl she used to go to school with at Jacksonville High School. She watched a video play of a dog yelping in pain after being shot ten times, and the person who posted it, boasting.
“It was bloody, the dog was whining,” Zavala said. “It was just sitting there suffering.” A screenshot of messages from another concerned friend showed the girl admitting to shooting the dog.
“The caption was ‘ten shots and still not dead’ so I texted her and said you shot this dog? She said ‘yeah.'” “I said ‘why would you do such a thing?’ She said ‘it’s my dog, I can do whatever I want.'”
Upset to see what was happening, Madison quickly posted the video to Facebook in hopes of bringing help and justice. It worked and was shared more than a thousand times, seen by viewers all over the country.
“I didn’t think it would be blowing up, especially so quickly,” Zavala said. “So it actually makes me feel good because I can actually help or do something.”
Her post is exactly how we found out about the incident. We’ve since learned the girl who posted the video is said to be a high school drop out and someone who has been in trouble with the law before.
So we reached out to her on Snapchat and asked a few questions. She tells us she “Didn’t shoot the dog.” That’s different from messages previously sent from her account.
When we asked what happened out there, she responded saying “the dog attacked me and I asked someone to shoot it.” I went on to ask why she posted the video to social media.
She responded saying quote “I touched it and started crying that’s when I posted the video. I didn’t laugh, I was shocked he was still alive, everyone misunderstood everything.” But the community feels differently, believing her initial story.