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 driver charged after running a red-light and causing a deadly crash is out of jail, and his victim’s family fears he’s back on the road.
The city asked competitors for quotes, and Tuesday awarded a $33 million contract to FCC Environmental Services.
A 28-year-old suspect was killed Monday near the 10700 block of Eastham Drive in the Pleasant Grove area.
An Ennis family says the Texas Department of State Health is investigating after their 2-year-old was exposed to a dangerous strain of E.coli.
The tough new laws aim to reduce the number of loose dogs that have plagued South Dallas, but will affect all dog and cat owners within city limits.
Murders, rapes, robberies and assaults all went up compared to this time last year.
A 911 caller’s comment to an operator Monday caused Dallas paramedics to delay their arrival to the scene of a shooting.
Two teens from Anna were among four victims killed in a five car collision Tuesday afternoon in northeast Collin County.
For the third time in a year, students from Plano Senior High are planning a memorial for a classmate who committed suicide.
Lila Mae Bryan says the confrontation ensued when TSA workers in Wichita tried to confiscate her bottle of foaming hand gel.
Through the internet, child predators can reach your children inside your home. But a coalition of local law enforcement members are now teaming up to target and catch those criminals.
Panic broke out at a playground in Mansfield on Memorial Day after a man pulled out a gun. The man’s family said that he was only protecting himself after being physically assaulted.