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.
Using the slogan “Give Right,” the campaign aims to redirect donations to organizations that help the homeless with housing, mental health services, or workforce training.
The effort kicked off with a one day surge of police presence in south central Dallas area, surrounding Bonnie View Road and Ledbetter Drive.
Signs prohibiting guns could soon disappear from Catholic churches in Dallas. The Diocese says its goal is to allow parishioners and their guests to safely worship free of fear.
Fuel City’s appearance on a list of gas stations suspected of price-gouging came as a surprise, both to customers and to the company itself.
“This part of the city needs small business,” said council member Kevin Felder, whose district encompasses Fair Park. The fund designed to boost economic development in the area, though, hasn’t done in its job, he says.
Evidence of a young boy being bound in duct tape has led to the arrest of seven relatives living in the same Euless home.
Overwhelmed with grief, strangers stood crying around the growing memorial for a 3-year-old girl who is now laying in a Dallas County morgue.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner has not confirmed it’s the body of missing toddler Sherin Mathews, but Richardson police said it’s “likely” her.
Thursday marks the deadline, written into law 25 years ago, for the release of government records related to President John F Kennedy’s assassination.
A Dallas man is searching for his stolen puppy after he says a woman he met at a bar drugged him and stole the 9-week-old English bulldog.
A roofing company, it turns out, sent its workers to a home on Ryan Place Drive instead of a house four blocks away on Ryan Avenue.
Since it opened about six months ago, the Jimmy John’s on Greenville Avenue near Lovers Lane says there have been three assaults all on or near Melody Lane.