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.
Dallas police surprised a burglary victim when they showed up with presents to replace ones stolen from under her Christmas tree.
When she moved out, Kenna Arredondo expected her water bill to drop. Instead it nearly doubled.
A Burleson man resembling Santa ended up on Six Flags’ naughty list on Saturday.
While they don’t have a vote, dozens came out to meet the five vying for the city manager position.
A tribute to a fallen police officer is expected to make its way home tonight, after it was stolen from in front of Norma’s Café in Oak Cliff.
Newly released security video shows a man in southeast Dallas County dragged to the ground as he tries to stop a thief from stealing a car.
Counselors will be available at Little Elm High School Sunday afternoon after a student drowned Friday in Lake Lewisville.
Crews this week are spraying for mosquitoes around South Grand Prairie High School, after someone close to campus was diagnosed with the Zika virus.
An effort is underway to alert the family their system has been compromised.
A young boy was taken to the hospital Wednesday night to be checked out, after being bitten by a dog while playing outside his home near Fair Park.
Drivers of pesticide trucks spraying North Texas neighborhoods for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus say they’re suddenly encountering a new pest. A human one.
More than a dozen country artists performed at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth Wednesday to a crowd of thousands, raising money for the families of Dallas officers killed and wounded in this month’s ambush attack.