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.
“I kept telling her mommy. She didn’t listen. I don’t live here,” she said her son told her.
A 9-year-old boy is in serious condition after a car struck him this weekend at Firewheel Mall in Garland.
The encounter happened in the midst of a motorcycle ride for Project 22, a movement to draw awareness to the high number of veteran suicides.
The Fort Worth mother who sparked an Amber Alert on Sunday explained on Monday that she wanted to start a new life with her 15-month-old daughter, named Twinkle Twlight.
The flight’s cancellation left some stranded and scrambling to rearrange their plans.
A new social media app targeting high school students has raised alarms about bullying and identity theft.
A Rowlett baker made an online video calling out a bride she says wrote thousands of dollars in bad checks.
Empty for years, a Rowlett home has a new resident, but neighbors claim he’s a squatter. Victor Krivozoubov answered the door for a CBS 11 News crew.
Dozens of Texas cities are seeing their sex offender residency restrictions challenged. The advocacy group Texas Voices for Reason and Justice said that it sent letters to 46 cities. At least a quarter of them are in North Texas.
During the crash, Patrick says he held his sister, 15-year-old Elizabeth, thinking only of saving her life, even if it cost him his own.
Voters Tuesday approved a Dallas Independent School District $1.6 billion bond to build new schools and improve existing ones.
Newly released records from the Maypearl Police Department reveal investigations into several sex scandals over the last three years.