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.
“My dad is in jail and my son’s passed away. What else is there to say?” Tiffany Dickerson summed up her nightmare. Her father, 52-year-old Tony Dickerson, is charged with intoxicated manslaughter, after a crash that killed her son.
At Nichols Elementary, cross guards wear festive hats and letters to Santa line the hallways.
Nearly a week after a winter storm swept through North Texas, lingering ice is still causing problems.
It’s after school, but Dallas Independent School Distirct’s police force is still at work, learning how to confront an armed individual. In a training exercise, each officer takes their turn facing a suspect alone.
Many roads that weren’t cleared were more like skating rinks Friday night. Most will only get worse as the night goes on.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) -It was a tough day for a lot of travelers at DFW Airport Thursday. As the icy weather moved in, the problems for travelers increased. Some planes were taking off and landing, but [...]
With two big black eyes and a broken nose, Carlos Olivares looks like he’s been in a fight. He just can’t remember. Olivares was at the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day. Sometime after the game he was attacked and beaten.
A backyard explosion at a home in Burleson Wednesday afternoon injured four teenagers.
A cancelled flight, a long delay, or a lost bag can make holiday travel stressful.
Keyshia Smith heard the explosion and watched flames rise just beyond her porch. She says, a sheriff’s deputy arrived. “Banging on the door saying, ‘…The pipeline is under your house. You need to go before your house explodes.’”
The Dallas Mayor is dangling a big prize in front of local high school football teams – the chance to play at AT&T Stadium. At football games tonight and Friday, students will be encouraged to garner votes by taking a pledge against domestic violence.
Twelve year old Allie Holmes stepped off her school bus Tuesday and had no idea where she was.