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.
The hardest part for Dr. Faisel Qureshi, though, is seeing the families’ desperation and grief, often heart-wrenching scenes like the ones witnessed this week in Florida.
The controversy over a Plano city council member’s seemingly anti-Muslim Facebook post spilled over Thursday night at the mayor’s State of the City address.
With five new bike share companies in Dallas, the sudden flood of bikes, sometimes cluttering walkways, have prompted complaints that nearby suburbs like Plano want to avoid.
Carrie and Aaron Limerick have been out of their home so long after the December 2015 tornado, their 8-year-old son barely remembers living in it.
Oscar Wilkens had his first seizure when he was 5-months-old.
State Representative Stephanie Klick, from North Richland Hills, is widely credited with pushing through the current law, but she said she wasn’t always in favor of medical marijuana.
A pilot program creates three-person teams made up of a police officer, a paramedic and health specialist from Parkland Hospital.
A Dallas Police corporal on leave while recovering from an accidental shooting jumped back into action Saturday to help save a man suffering a heart attack.
Farmers Branch is trying a new approach, allowing drivers to argue their cases without ever having to step foot in a courtroom.
Six people now have the highly contagious virus after North Texans were first warned about that possibility last week.
In August 2017, Mansfield police called Tammie Washington’s mother asking if she’d be willing to provide DNA.
A busy stretch of Harry Hines Boulevard continues to be a top spot where drivers are ticketed for passing a school bus, even though officials determined that the bus should not stop there.