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 DPS trooper was injured after being dragged by a drunk driving suspect Tuesday evening.
A lot of shouting and anger aimed at U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess as people want to know what Congress is doing to keep families who are arriving in search of asylum, together.
Grand Prairie Police say they’ve received 21 reports of windows being shot out along Main Street within the past four months.
Neighbors say they’re never quite sure what they’ll see when they turn on a faucet.
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to stop ranking 90 percent of its students, just one day after Frisco ISD made a similar decision.
The parents of Darryl Hawkins discuss the pain of losing their only son a day after suing a Plano bar they said contributed to the tragedy.
On the day Ian Brooks planned to celebrate his 26th birthday, his friends instead gathered to pay tribute to a life cut short.
One man nearly drowned on the Trinity River on Sunday, but then the Dallas Police Department helicopter showed up.
An independent investigation commissioned by Ferris, Texas outlines bad and possibly illegal behavior.
The cost of a can of beer or soda could soon be on the rise. Manufacturers are warning a new 10-percent tariff on aluminum will negatively impact business.
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I want to start getting solid, hard things done,” said Mayor Laura Hill.
Officer Winston Bowen said it all began when he was called to respond to a noise complaint at the Hillcrest Apartments.