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.
Screeching alarms in the middle of the night, it’s a scenario that residents of one North Teas apartment complex say they are far too accustomed to. A real emergency is one thing, but residents say they’re tired of being woken up by false fire alarms.
Robin Skinner knows the food truck business. She’s the marketing director for Ruthie’s Rolling Café. Now she’s teaming up with the folks at Sisu Restaurant and Bar in Uptown Dallas to take advantage of one thing it has that every food truck needs — parking space.
The father of a teen accused of shooting and killing a store clerk in Garland in January says he doesn’t know how he missed the warning signs.
CBS 11 News spoke to two victims from a sting of driveway robberies in Dallas.
A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night at DFW Airport accused in the hit and ran crash that critically injured an Arlington man.
Dallas police records show that 30 reports of driveway robberies were filed so far this year.
A 49-year-old man in Dallas has been diagnosed with the measles. Authorities are now investigating where he contracted the virus and to whom, if anyone, he gave it.
According to local police, cell phones are one of the most commonly stolen items. Now, lawmakers are pressing to require that phones are built with a ‘kill switch.’
As icicles formed over Denton County, people donned their thick winter jackets for a stroll through the snow. The snow and ice though has some people working harder.
No matter where he went, during the Josh Brent trial, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins heard the same question.
Attorneys for Josh Brent won the sympathy of the jury, which sentenced the former Dallas Cowboy to just ten years probation.
A Garland teen charged in the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk will now face additional charges in connection to a second shooting, according to Garland Police.