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.
Police say this type of crime is becoming more common.
The title for the SUV never arrived and next thing Jordan Gilliam knew, her vehicle was gone.
Not everyone loves their job, but it’s rarely so obvious.
Julie Bonney was ready to walk down the aisle, when her wedding planner broke the news. “Don’t panic, but your DJ’s not here,” Bonney remembers her saying
It started when a driver says she spotted a company vehicle driving recklessly. She thought that company might want to know. The owner apparently didn’t.
A grassroots effort to save McKinney’s mounted patrol is growing.
Jordin Bresler, 17, left the movie theater in May and climbed into her date’s car. Minutes later, she said he tried to force himself on her.
Kayla Lane, a waitress at Fort Worth’s West Side Café, wanted to do something nice for her customers after learning their 9-week-old daughter, Glory, had died in her sleep.
Brittanie Lyon says she first met Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey four years ago, when he was a sergeant and she was 18.
North Texas police Chief Kevin Coffey has been put on administrative leave while investigators look into his contact and interactions with an underage girl.
CBS 11 News learned late Friday morning that Ryan Ramirez is the Dallas police officer under investigation for sexual assault in Kaufman County.
A case of so-called “Digital Creeping” has one Dallas mother on alert after a man downloaded her daughter’s pictures and posted them on his Facebook page.