Professional Experience

2019 to present: Bilingual reporter for WINK News and Noticias WINK. Previously worked with the University of Florida's men's basketball team as their social media assistant 2018-2019.

News Philosophy

Get to know those in your community and help make their voices be heard.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Going to the gym. Fun fact: Andrea was an Amateur boxer for over 10 years and competed at a National level. Andrea also enjoys doing anything outdoors, like being out on the boat and fishing. But also enjoys staying in and reading a good fiction book.


Bachelors in broadcast journalism from the University of Florida. GO GATORS!

Likes best about Southwest Florida

How much natural beauty is around us. The Everglades, beaches and rivers.


Miami, Florida

Matlacha and Pine Island staying positive for Thanksgiving, despite the damage

It’s a hard reality for many families this Thanksgiving as they try to recover from Hurricane Ian. Communities on Matlacha and Pine Island still look rough, and some people don’t even have homes. One man who’s working on the island says he hopes people find the light in all the darkness. When you drive onto […]

Matlacha traffic impacting travel in SWFL

First, people couldn’t get to Matlacha after Hurricane Ian, but since a bridge got fixed, you can’t seem to keep them off. It’s been about a month since linemen got to work fixing power poles on Pine Island Road and making their way down Matlacha. And sometimes the traffic there is so backed up it […]

Damage around Bonita Beach after Hurricane Ian

A long road to recovery for a lot of Southwest Florida, and in particular Bonita Beach, four weeks after Hurricane Ian. Looking down onto Hickory Boulevard, it’s hard to make out what used to stand there. The trailer park is gone and pieces of homes are piled onto the side of the road. Trailers, cars, […]

Cajun Navy helps Ian survivors on Bokeelia

Getting supplies is near the top of the priority list now and the Cajun Navy is in Southwest Florida to help. Earlier this month, they brought an 18-wheeler truck full of supplies down to the Cajun Navy. Food, baby food, folding chairs and hundred-dollar checks. So many people were stuck on the Island and couldn’t […]

Storm surge in Fort Myers Shores forces couple to live in an RV

Stuck on a peninsula between many canals and the Caloosahatchee, that’s life for the people living in Fort Myers Shores. The effects of the storm forced water to begin rushing into their front windows and across their backyard. Now one couple has had to start living in an RV because of what happened to their […]

Woman finds pictures across Bonita after Ian, looking for owners

A woman found family mementos on Bonita Beach but doesn’t know who they belong to. People save all sorts of gifts and mementos like birthday cards because of the personalized note left by your relative or your friend. “The signatures, the specialness of these cards,” Bonita resident Beata Lieders said. We save pictures to remember […]

Peace River Elementary opening up its doors to help parents, students

Many schools are reopening across Southwest Florida, while others are cleaning up the damage that Hurricane Ian left behind. Peace River Elementary School is opening up its doors early to help parents. Social Worker Kelly Howarth is there to help the children navigate the disaster. It isn’t what Howarth’s days usually look like, but these […]

SWFL parents waiting on schools to reopen so they can return to work

While some schools reopen after Hurricane Ian, not everyone returned to school on Monday. Many kids are still at home, and it is putting a strain on working parents. A single mom who spoke to WINK News said she needs to work to feed her kids, but she doesn’t know where to take them during […]

96-year-old WWII Veteran survives Ian in a trailer

A 96-year-old WWII veteran survived Hurricane Ian in his flooded trailer. Walter was not going to let Ian get the best of him. His belongings, on the other hand, didn’t fare as well. WINK News met Walter back in February on his 96th birthday. People seemed to like the story because he was sent many […]

Gasparilla Mobile Estates residents have 28 days to leave, not due to Ian

People living in Gasparilla Mobile Estates have until Nov. 7, to find a new place to live, that’s according to a letter sent to park owners. Some of the trailers in the mobile estates are used as vacation homes for families, while others call it home all year long. But, contrary to what you might […]