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.
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.
A mother in Dallas has been arrested after admittedly attempting to drown her children in a bathtub while high on PCP, sources tell CBS 11.
Local businesses affected by the Allen ISD decision to close Eagle Stadium for this year’s football season.
Four mayors and two Collin County commissioners are drafting a letter to the Texas Department of Transportation, expressing concern over plans to widen Highway 75.
Dallas police are in the middle of a scofflaw crackdown. But this time they’re not hunting for hardened criminals — they’re looking for leashes.
Pay teachers for experience and their education or the performance of their students. Thursday night the Dallas ISD superintendent laid out a plan to completely overhaul how the district’s teachers earn their wages.