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.
Medicaid now says it will now pay for the transplant evaluation for a 4-month-old in desperate need of a new liver.
Chasity McVay tries to document the littlest details of her daughter’s life. She said, “I try to document funny little things, so I don’t forget.” McVay isn’t sure how much time her child has left.
Most parents don’t want their kids using marijuana… and then there are those who desperately do. Some of those families are fighting for change in Texas this weekend.
Piles of crumbled bricks now lie scattered and the roof and wall of the old Stagecoach Hotel are gone.
Advocates for domestic violence victims see a silver lining in disturbing new video showing the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice knocking his then-fiance unconscious.
A former Dallas police officer convicted in the beating of a suspect began his six month jail sentence, shortly after it was announced Friday afternoon.
Flooding and power outages throughout several counties in North Texas are the result of heavy and unyielding rain during the first half of Sunday.
CBS 11 News has crews on the ground and in the air at a fire in the Arlington/Kennedale area. Initially first responders were called to a brush fire in a rural area off of Mansfield-Cardinal Road. The fire soon spread to nearby salvage yard.
Interstate-35W, north of Fort Worth, will be shut down for the entire weekend. A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Transportation said it’s the first time the agency has closed the highway for such a long period of time.
Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.
The temperature of playground equipment exposed to direct sun can climb above 150 degrees.
The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.