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.
Seven months after Leona Swafford’s murder, her daughter Jeanne Keenan still remembers exactly what the 83-year-old’s screams sounded like the day she died.
It was nearly two weeks ago when an elderly man was beaten to the ground outside a Dallas restaurant. Now police in the city are investigating a similar incident.
In the first day of his intoxication manslaughter trial, attorneys for Josh Brent countered prosecutors’ arguments that the former Dallas Cowboys player was drunk when he crashed a car, killing friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
A two-year-old boy is back with his family after Dallas police say a Good Samaritan found him wandering down a street at two o’clock Wednesday morning.
Stitches cover four-year-old Cashlyn’s face, where a dog clamped down on her lips and cheek, early Friday morning.
UPS says it brought in more than 2600 workers and has 900 managers driving trucks to catch up to their Christmas deadline.
CBS 11 News has confirmed that the Secret Service is investigating the security breach involving stolen credit card and debit card information from potentially millions of Target customers.
“My dad is in jail and my son’s passed away. What else is there to say?” Tiffany Dickerson summed up her nightmare. Her father, 52-year-old Tony Dickerson, is charged with intoxicated manslaughter, after a crash that killed her son.
At Nichols Elementary, cross guards wear festive hats and letters to Santa line the hallways.
Nearly a week after a winter storm swept through North Texas, lingering ice is still causing problems.
It’s after school, but Dallas Independent School Distirct’s police force is still at work, learning how to confront an armed individual. In a training exercise, each officer takes their turn facing a suspect alone.
Many roads that weren’t cleared were more like skating rinks Friday night. Most will only get worse as the night goes on.