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.
Get your lawn chairs and bug spray ready — Independence Day is arriving early. The 3rd of July may not be the day most Americans celebrate, but for bars along Belt Line Road in Addison, it’s one of the busiest days of the year.
“Kill ‘em all!” chuckles Ross Lind, with no sympathy for the mosquitoes of Dallas. He’s ecstatic to hear city crews in Dallas are ready to start spraying for them near his neighborhood.
A national non-profit spent $450,000 to build a pet adoption center at a North Dallas PetSmart,. The City of Dallas, in exchange, agreed to provide an estimated $350,000 a year. But the city has yet to come through with any money.
Animal control officers are warning people about a wave of bee attacks that killed 2 dogs and sent one man to the hospital.
If you are called in for jury duty you may want to make sure your Facebook page is set to private. Lawyers now have the green light to scope out your social media sites.
Two inmates mistakenly released by Dallas police are accused of committing a violent crime three days later. The victim talked to CBS 11 News and said he would rather the men had been locked up in the Dallas County Jail than out on the streets, robbing him.
A state investigation found three employees entered false data into a system tracking patients with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
There was a big Texas welcome for the 2016 Republican National Convention site selection committee. The group received a ‘rowdy’ greeting at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Wednesday.
The Frisco City Council held off on a vote over increased water restrictions Tuesday night, after council members expressed concerns.
In 2011, the city closed the Cummings Recreation Center in south Dallas, promising a $1.3 million renovation. After six months of work, though, construction crews disappeared, and the doors stayed shut.
By Friday nearly all of Athens was back open. Home evacuations were lifted,some 24 hours after a fertilizer storage facility caught fire. But despite the blaze, evacuation and investigation – the show must go on. The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion is back on.
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate after a fire at an East Texas fertilizer storage facility.