Andrea joined CBS 11 and TXA 21 in September 2010, one day before a tornado swept through the area. She’s been covering major stories across North Texas ever since.
A native Texan, Andrea grew up in Houston and spent summers as a child in Colombia, South America. After earning her undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism at Boston University, she landed her first television job at a small station in Laredo, right on the banks of the Rio Grande. While reporting just up the road in Harlingen, she covered border security and immigration issues. When Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his hunting partner, she was the first reporter on the air with eyewitness accounts.
Andrea later worked in Orlando at WFTV and then returned home to Houston, where she reported for KTRK and KHOU.
What Andrea loves most about her job is digging up new stories to tell and showing viewers what’s going on in the world around them. She is a member of IRE – Investigative Reporters and Editors.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys cooking, traveling and any new adventure life throws at her: Hang gliding, sailing – you name it! You can catch her running along the many trails around the Metroplex, where she’s probably training for her next half-marathon or triathlon.
All over North Texas, homeowners are getting their appraisals in the mail.
The FAA is preparing to issue an order requiring enhanced inspections of the engine model involved in Tuesday’s fatal explosion on Southwest Airlines flight #1380.
The lawyer for a Texas woman has claimed that singer R. Kelly was grooming her for a sex cult when he knowingly infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.
A North Dallas community is feeling unfairly targeted after homeowners began receiving citations from the city claiming their fences were too tall.
A city ordinance says fences higher than six feet tall need a permit. But enforcement seems to have come out of nowhere.
The SPCA of Texas took custody of 87 allegedly cruelly treated animals from a self-described “sanctuary” for animals near Canton, Texas.
Newly-obtained documents reveal the woman accusing Zachary Thompson of sexual harassment said she felt helpless because he “had her career in the palm of his hands.”
Mike Cicutto bought his first car, a 1971 Pontiac T-37 for $600 from his grandmother 35 years ago.
An attorney for a former employee of the American Airlines Center’s management company wants to depose Mark Cuban over allegations of discrimination and an incident involving a noose.
“I saw ‘The Coons’ Home, 15 Burning Tree Court’ And I’m like, ‘the Coons’ home?’,” said Trina McWhorter. “I was furious.”
Billy Chemirmir is already in jail charged with murder. But police have linked him to at least three other attacks on women.
Funding for added security at Northwest ISD was approved in a bond election last May, but the shooting in Parkland, Florida has drawn more interest in the project from parents.