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.
Coach Jeff Merket is on administrative leave, which bars him from school property unless he has written permission.
Student protests at Cleburne High School Wednesday afternoon, over the departure of several staff members, ended with an evacuation and a teen’s arrest.
“You need to scream and yell at them. You need to bang pots and pans. Get a water gun, squirt them with a water gun,” explained wildlife expert Marcus Stephens.
Michaela Cohen says she has replayed in her mind the evening 6-month-old Brandon Alex died.
Frisco ISD’s superintendent is accusing the Texas Attorney General’s Office of engaging in a “publicity stunt” after it send the district a letter questioning the legality of an on campus prayer room.
Don Ferguson of Sachse, got the call every parent dreads, telling him his son was hurt and in danger. It was all a scam, but a convincing one.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings called the ghost calls plaguing 911 the city’s “number one priority.” T-Mobile engineers are here and vow to stay until the problem is fixed.
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The project could mean 160,000 new jobs but a new study shows not everyone will benefit.
Hundreds of North Texas children, at risk of going hungry, will continue receiving food from a local charity that nearly shut down last week.
Most boys are 17 when they become Eagle Scouts. Jacob Lowrie doesn’t want to wait that long.
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