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.
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.
A court order requiring a confessed rapist to spend time with victims of rape has stunned victims’ advocates.
Neighbors along White Rock Lake are celebrating after developers announced they were scrapping plans to build a restaurant on Boy Scout Hill.
About fifty runners laced up and hit the Katy Trail to show support for Boston. They each ran 26.2 minutes to represent one minute for every mile of the Boston Marathon.
A Dallas County medical examiner crawled through a window and over piles of debris Thursday to reach a man found dead inside his home, on the 6200 block of Martel Avenue.
An East Dallas man, who had been listed as missing for days, has been found dead inside his home.
A Flower Mound teen has died, after police say a drunk driver struck her early Friday morning. Kasey Waychoff a 19-year-old sophomore at Oklahoma State University was on Spring Break vacation with her sorority sisters in Alabama.
The suburbs north of Dallas are dotted with the headquarters for many of the country’s most familiar companies.
Screeching alarms in the middle of the night, it’s a scenario that residents of one North Teas apartment complex say they are far too accustomed to. A real emergency is one thing, but residents say they’re tired of being woken up by false fire alarms.
Robin Skinner knows the food truck business. She’s the marketing director for Ruthie’s Rolling Café. Now she’s teaming up with the folks at Sisu Restaurant and Bar in Uptown Dallas to take advantage of one thing it has that every food truck needs — parking space.
The father of a teen accused of shooting and killing a store clerk in Garland in January says he doesn’t know how he missed the warning signs.
CBS 11 News spoke to two victims from a sting of driveway robberies in Dallas.