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.
As many as 3,500 students within Garland ISD may have been affected by the tornado, according to district administrators.
A tornado picked up his truck and killed his passenger. Days later, Leo Mota, a father of four, remains on life support with a serious brain injury.
Watching Saturday’s tornado, Randy Pritchard and a friend suddenly noticed it was headed their way.
Walter Thrash was celebrating Christmas with family on Saturday when he heard a tornado had passed near his home.
Two miles away, Donald T Shields Elementary in Red Oak is itself a tornado victim.
A police honor guard will pay tribute, as will the Cleburne Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
“Leave the keys in the car!” That’s what a busy auto shop told one family to do, and it nearly cost them their SUV.
Tyler Gale is accused of flashing ½ dozen girls and grabbing one in an attempt to kiss her.
Officers arrested Tyler Gale, 21, Monday after he showed up to work as a trash collector for the city of Mesquite. Gale is accused of exposing himself to teenage girls and even trying to abduct one.
Organizers say the teens were checked in, assigned rooms and given dinner.
A state agency is trying to shut down a local towing company, but CBS11 learned it’s simultaneously granting the same owner licenses to open a new one.
Scrawled on a bathroom wall, a racist threat has Arlington ISD increasing security at Boles Junior High.