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.
The sole survivor of a car crash that killed two Plano teens is speaking publicly about her recovery for the first time.
Faustino Valdez was arrested by the FBI in Mexico. Officials stated that he was deported back to Dallas on Thursday evening. Valdez was wanted in connection with the 2015 death of his ex-girlfriend.
85-year-old Ray Fields of Rowlett, grew so ill that his family planned his funeral three times.
The operation launched Thursday, just miles from the spot where Dylan Spaid was shot and killed last week.
With three months remaining, records obtained by CBS11 show 314 officers have already left this fiscal year.
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.