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 cost of a can of beer or soda could soon be on the rise. Manufacturers are warning a new 10-percent tariff on aluminum will negatively impact business.
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I want to start getting solid, hard things done,” said Mayor Laura Hill.
Officer Winston Bowen said it all began when he was called to respond to a noise complaint at the Hillcrest Apartments.
The city of Dallas is now promising it will notify neighbors before placing an emergency warning siren near their homes — a change in policy following a family’s complaints this week.
There is and concern in a community rattled by two deaths of transgender women and a string of robberies.
“Another two inches and that could have been into my backseat or, you know, the back of my head,” said Tony Aguilar.
Families all over North Texas are learning they’re about to lose their trusted family doctors. Dozens of pediatricians are losing their jobs as Children’s Health gives up management of most of its clinics — with two of them set to close.
Moms Demand Action and the group Students Demand Action, launched in the aftermath of the Parkland High shooting, held a candlelight vigil.
The university says it plans to add more context to it’s online survey.
Families who don’t know Amanda Simpson or her family wanted to find ways to show her they care and they hurt.
People spoke out in support of La’Shadion Shemwell and against his behavior during a traffic stop.
The Grand Prairie Fire Department invested in the superior technology so divers can do their jobs safer and faster.