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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Police say Shawn Diamond was assaulting his ex-girlfriend as she was dropping him off at the airport.
Ordered out of his car by a police officer, a driver in Dallas had to watch it get towed away.
Drivers who ignore signs warning of high water can be charged under Texas law.
Rescuers in Hood County worked until nightfall Tuesday to pull people from their flooded homes.
A former Duncanville teacher began a ten year prison sentence Friday, convicted of having an affair with a student.
Family members expressed outrage after a Weatherford cemetery removed statues and mementos from several graves.
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In the past year, more than a dozen people have reported assaults in Oak Lawn. Two are employees at Alexandre’s.
The mother of one of the victims says her daughter moved to escape an abusive ex-boyfriend.
The Abernathys say they’ve tried punishment, counseling, even calling police.
Fort Worth ISD superintendent Kent Scribner has fired back against calls for his resignation.