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.
The Andersons said they had no clue gas was seeping into their new home.
The killer confessed but the victim’s family says the story doesn’t make sense.
Medical Center of Plano ER staff recall the night tornadoes terrorized North Texas.
Arlington police are blaming a jealous ex-boyfriend for opening fire outside a Whataburger and a leaving a trail of accidents in his attempt to escape.
A health insurance company is now apologizing after its sidewalk advertisements in Deep Ellum angered businesses and residents.
The National Disaster Photo Rescue is an organization dedicated to reuniting sentimental items with their rightful owners.
Some of the wood is nicked and bruised, but that only adds meaning for people in this community who survived the storm.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which has its national headquarters in Irving, though, says there’s not enough data to show it would make much of a difference.
The Attorney General ordered the Lancaster Police Department to make the video public.
“She says that the dog had snipped at her and, you know, she retaliated,” says the mother of the 8-year-old girl.
Surveillance video shows people scrambling and an injured employee hit the ground, as a man with a gun opens fire outside Omar’s Wheels and Tires in Dallas’ Pleasant Grove neighborhood.
The family was buried under the rubble of their two story home after seeking shelter in a downstairs bathroom.