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.
Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.
Drought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.
The City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.
The sounds that rang out in the last few minutes of Thursday night were unusual. Bullets pierced the windows and hood of a Dallas police squad car, during a shootout between two officers and their suspects.
Some unaccompanied minors have already arrived in North Texas and have been released to relatives or family friends until their day in court. This story details the trials and perils of a teenage girl and her one-year-old son.
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.