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.
A 12-year-old boy is nursing a gunshot wound after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while walking down a Dallas street and playing with a firearm, police stated.
Five-year-old Dorothy McGowan was petting her family’s dog Saturday, when it attacked her.
At least a dozen residents at the Shadow Creek Apartments in Euless say they could soon lose water and electricity.
Approximately 100 registered sex offenders from across the country gathered for a conference at the Magnolia Hotel.
Under the law, the only thing decommissioned trucks can’t do is run lights and siren.
Dallas police say this appears to be accidental but they are questioning child’s father.
Waitress picks up tab after learning customers just lost baby girl.
Uninsured with no driver’s license, police say Anthony Sanchez had also been drinking beer and smoking marijuana behind the wheel.
They crawled onto the roof of the car and dialed 911. Firefighters had to use a boat to reach them.
Neighbors say police, firefighters and animal control all deemed it too dangerous to try to retrieve the kitten. So folks in the area banded together to attempt it themselves.
CBS11 Viewers are coming through for couple who lost two baby boys.
The owner of the Lynn Creek Marina was hoping to have it built by now, but the Grand Prairie Fire Department stepped in Thursday night insisting he’ll need a permit.