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.
Parents of children with severe allergies are scrambling to find epinephrine injectors, potentially life-saving medication, as the start of school draws near.
Driving past the Local Public House bar in Plano Wednesday, Tonnia Hawkins saw something that brought a smile to the grieving mother’s face.
The former mayor of Rowlett defended the city Friday, denying what he called “inflammatory” allegations in lawsuits filed this week by two former employees.
Lawsuits filed by former chief financial officer, Kimberly Wilson, and human resources employee, Brandi Bull, Wednesday, claim they were fired after raising the alarm about problems within City Hall.
Inside a Deep Ellum bar, concerned citizens mingled with police Tuesday night discussing crime trends in the city of Dallas.
A 13-year-old Fort Worth girl injured in a brutal attack while walking to school in April is recovering after receiving a heart transplant.
Within hours of posting the video to Facebook, restaurant owner Benji Arslanovski says the girl’s mother was back with the money.
Lake Worth police have scheduled meetings with four women who suspect they’re among the hundreds appearing in what appear to be secretly recorded videos.
The investigation into a suspect who has been accused of secretly recording a woman in a dressing room has led to the discovery of hundreds of secretly recorded videos.
After months of burglaries, robberies and shootings, the Deep Ellum community in Dallas came together Tuesday evening to meet with local officers to try and find a solution to safety concerns.
An 80-year-old man was evicted from the only home he’s known for years in Fort Worth on Friday.
In March, a Dallas County grand jury declined to indict Jose Aguado for the crash that killed Clarence Green. Manslaughter charges were later dropped.
Gregg Averitt’s bankruptcy filing in May shows a North Texas couple paid him more than $148,000 and names 15 other victims he owes money to.
A DPS trooper was injured after being dragged by a drunk driving suspect Tuesday evening.
A lot of shouting and anger aimed at U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess as people want to know what Congress is doing to keep families who are arriving in search of asylum, together.
Grand Prairie Police say they’ve received 21 reports of windows being shot out along Main Street within the past four months.
Neighbors say they’re never quite sure what they’ll see when they turn on a faucet.
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to stop ranking 90 percent of its students, just one day after Frisco ISD made a similar decision.
The parents of Darryl Hawkins discuss the pain of losing their only son a day after suing a Plano bar they said contributed to the tragedy.
On the day Ian Brooks planned to celebrate his 26th birthday, his friends instead gathered to pay tribute to a life cut short.
One man nearly drowned on the Trinity River on Sunday, but then the Dallas Police Department helicopter showed up.
An independent investigation commissioned by Ferris, Texas outlines bad and possibly illegal behavior.
The cost of a can of beer or soda could soon be on the rise. Manufacturers are warning a new 10-percent tariff on aluminum will negatively impact business.
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I want to start getting solid, hard things done,” said Mayor Laura Hill.
Officer Winston Bowen said it all began when he was called to respond to a noise complaint at the Hillcrest Apartments.
The city of Dallas is now promising it will notify neighbors before placing an emergency warning siren near their homes — a change in policy following a family’s complaints this week.
There is and concern in a community rattled by two deaths of transgender women and a string of robberies.
“Another two inches and that could have been into my backseat or, you know, the back of my head,” said Tony Aguilar.
Families all over North Texas are learning they’re about to lose their trusted family doctors. Dozens of pediatricians are losing their jobs as Children’s Health gives up management of most of its clinics — with two of them set to close.
Moms Demand Action and the group Students Demand Action, launched in the aftermath of the Parkland High shooting, held a candlelight vigil.
The university says it plans to add more context to it’s online survey.
Families who don’t know Amanda Simpson or her family wanted to find ways to show her they care and they hurt.
People spoke out in support of La’Shadion Shemwell and against his behavior during a traffic stop.
The Grand Prairie Fire Department invested in the superior technology so divers can do their jobs safer and faster.
Three students from the Midlothian Independent School District have been disciplined over an online video that shows them using derogatory and racist language.
AnnaLeah and Mary Karth were killed in a crash as they were on their way home from a wedding. The family believes their deaths were preventable.
The search continues for a registered sex offender wanted on felony warrants and a parole violation, after DISD officials say he falsified information to volunteer as a girls basketball coach.
DISD said it discovered Roderick Goodson’s sex offender status in December and terminated him immediately.
Judy Gould said she’s a gun owner who enjoys shooting targets, but says she wants sensible measures to tackle gun crime.
“You’ll see security guards, you’ll see more and more police officers. It’s common place to have security cameras, guaranteed you they have a monitoring station,” he said.