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 figure skater from Plano will represent the United States at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria next month.
The first step toward legally growing marijuana in the state of Texas could come Thursday.
The move has upset hunters, who’ve gathered more than 1,200 signatures in opposition within two days.
Tony Airitam is and always has been a U.S. citizen. “Born in Brooklyn, New York. In a hospital. It’s all documented,” he said.
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The school board president called it a historic night for Fort Worth ISD.
His neighbors were there, lining the street to welcome him. Children riding their bikes and a Prosper ISD police car escorted him the last two blocks.
Plano Animal Services captured one of the two stray dogs Thursday that was responsible for multiple reported bites throughout neighborhoods.
A family has won its case claiming the LBJ freeway expansion damaged their home.
Punishing sanctuary cities is one of Governor Abbott’s top priorities.
A mangled wreck, the bus was on display at The Tracy Firm, which is representing the families in a lawsuit against the bus maker, Champion Bus.
Brad Carpenter has spent a year arguing with insurance over tornado damage to his Rowlett home. Now he’s fighting with the city over it, too.