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.
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Families at DFW Airport who caught the last plane out of Miami say they are thankful.
Many Floridians have headed to the safety of North Texas ahead of Category 5 Hurricane Irma.
The city of Dallas’ most prominent Confederate statue could come down, as soon as Wednesday morning.
A local non-profit designated to receive in-kind donations for Hurricane Harvey evacuees in the Dallas-area says it will no longer accept donated items.
Keller Police received at least two reports Thursday of attempted fuel thefts.
Infant Sophia Gutierrez was waiting for surgery in Corpus Christi, when Hurricane Harvey intervened.
The city of Dallas Thursday released the names of the 20 Dallas residents appointed to the mayor’s task force on Confederate monuments.
The process to determine the fate of Confederate monuments in Dallas is just beginning, but many city leaders have already made up their minds. “We have made a decision to have them come down,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway.
Surveillance video caught the man police believe shot a jogger early Tuesday morning in Cedar Hill.