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.
Brad Carpenter has spent a year arguing with insurance over tornado damage to his Rowlett home. Now he’s fighting with the city over it, too.
A Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy helped deliver a baby in a downtown Fort Worth parking lot Tuesday.
Kevin Mabone allegedly duped students and teachers at Mesquite’s Wilkinson Middle School.
The ordinance would bar people soliciting money in a public place, from using threatening gestures, refusing to take “no” for an answer or intentionally blocking someone’s path.
A larger class than most, the 41 recruits who began training last week were hired amid a surge of applications following last year’s tragedy.
The owner of J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, not far from AT&T Stadium, says the team’s success trickles out to the entire community.
Stephen Cifuentes said if his mother hadn’t spotted the young woman crossing the street in front of Garland High School, they likely would have kept driving.
Garland Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that struck 18-year-old Natalia Estrada, as she crossed the street in front of Garland High School.
Fearful for her sister’s safety, Sandee Starks yelled over the phone. “I yelled, ‘Get out of there! Get out of there!” she said.
Trucks are spraying brine, a saltwater solution, on bridges and overpasses before ice has a chance to set in.
The state legislature convenes next week and there may be another battle brewing over gun rights. This time – over whether gun owners should be required to get any license at all to carry.
If you need a new home built or just a leaky faucet fixed, the increasing price of labor could have you paying more.