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 former Dallas police officer convicted in the beating of a suspect began his six month jail sentence, shortly after it was announced Friday afternoon.
Flooding and power outages throughout several counties in North Texas are the result of heavy and unyielding rain during the first half of Sunday.
CBS 11 News has crews on the ground and in the air at a fire in the Arlington/Kennedale area. Initially first responders were called to a brush fire in a rural area off of Mansfield-Cardinal Road. The fire soon spread to nearby salvage yard.
Interstate-35W, north of Fort Worth, will be shut down for the entire weekend. A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Transportation said it’s the first time the agency has closed the highway for such a long period of time.
Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.
The temperature of playground equipment exposed to direct sun can climb above 150 degrees.
The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.
Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.
Drought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.
The City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.
The sounds that rang out in the last few minutes of Thursday night were unusual. Bullets pierced the windows and hood of a Dallas police squad car, during a shootout between two officers and their suspects.
Some unaccompanied minors have already arrived in North Texas and have been released to relatives or family friends until their day in court. This story details the trials and perils of a teenage girl and her one-year-old son.