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Courtney Friel joined KTLA in 2013 after working six years at Fox News Channel, where she was a New York correspondent, headline anchor and fill-in host for “Fox & Friends.”

Before FNC, Courtney anchored and reported for the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs and ABC station in Jackson, Tenn.

On the programming side, Courtney hosted “The World Poker Tour” on the Travel Channel and “The Saturday Night Solution” on Court TV.

She has also reported for various shows including “America’s Most Wanted,” “Extra,” “E! News,” Oxygen’s “Trackers,” and got her start in the industry as a student reporter for Channel One News. She also worked as an entertainment reporter for KTTV-TV.

Courtney graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Recent Articles
  • Law enforcement officials and victim families hold a press conference on Oct. 25, 2016 in San Dimas regarding Prop 57. (Credit: KTLA)

    Law Enforcement Officials Urging Public to Vote No on Proposition 57, Violent Offender Parole Ballot Measure

    Family members of two law-enforcement officials killed earlier this month in the line of duty, spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon alongside prosecutors to urge the public to vote no on Proposition 57. Opponents say the ballot measure will overturn decades old criminal justice laws and allow nearly 16,000 violent offenders to be released from prison early. Courtney Friel reports from San Dimas for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 25, 2016.

  • A lightning strike is captured as stormy weather moves through Southern California on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning and Scattered Showers to SoCal

    Southern California was hit by scattered showers — with some areas experiencing thunder, lightning and spells of heavier rain — as a storm moved through the region late Sunday and early Monday . The National Weather Service said showers will continue on and off through Monday before giving way to clear skies by Tuesday. A stronger storm was expected to move into the area Thursday and Friday, forecasters said. In a region that has seen so little rain in recent […]

  • Riverside County Sheriff's Officials released this photo of John Felix on Oct. 9, 2016.

    Murder Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Palm Springs Officers in ‘Ambush’ Shooting: DA

    Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges against the suspect accused of killing two Palm Springs officers in an “ambush” shooting over the weekend, Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin announced Wednesday. Hestrin announced the murder charges against 26-year-old John Felix at a late morning news conference. Additionally, Felix faced the following three special circumstance allegations: the murder of a police officer in a line of duty; committing multiple murders; and lying in wait, the DA said. He also faced three […]

  • Bruce Springsteen performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

    Fans Line Up to See Bruce Springsteen at the Grove

    Hundreds of fans were lined up Monday at The Grover for a Bruce Springsteen appearing at Barnes and Noble. Courtney Friel reports from the Fairfax District for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 3, 2016.

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    Record-Breaking Fall Heat Wave Scorches SoCal, Prompts Red Flag Warnings

    Don’t pull out your fall wardrobe just yet. Southern California will feel more like summer than autumn Monday, thanks to triple-digit temperatures and powerful Santa Ana winds for most of the day. The mercury could reach 103 degrees in Burbank, 101 in Long Beach, 104 in Riverside and 105 in Azusa, Ojai and Van Nuys, forecasters say. “This time of year you get those wild swings,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Click here to […]

  • The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura visited Esteban E. Torres High School in East L.A. on Sept. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Paraguayan Youth Orchestra, Playing Instruments Built From Trash, Visits East L.A. School

    The Paraguayan young musicians of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, aka the “Landfill Harmonic,” visited Esteban E. Torres High School in East L.A. on Wednesday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 21, 2016.

  • Police investigate a home-invasion robbery in Van Nuys on Sept. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Apparent Marijuana Grow Found After Home-Invasion Robbery in Van Nuys: LAPD

    Police investigating a home-invasion robbery in Van Nuys Monday morning discovered as many as 150 marijuana plants in the house, triggering a narcotics investigation, according to LAPD. Officers responded between 5:45 and 6 a.m. to a report of a home-invasion robbery in the 7800 block of Peach Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ben Herskowitz said. A male resident told police he had been threatened at gunpoint and beaten with a metal pipe. The victim was transported to a local hospital […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at an event on Sept. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAUSD Students to Receive 1 Free Year of Tuition to 9 Los Angeles Community Colleges

    Speaking in a theater packed with cheering students, Mayor Eric Garcetti reiterated his promise Wednesday to make one year of community college free for eligible high school graduates, beginning next year. Inside the doors of Los Angeles City College’s El Camino Theater, a band played while staff distributed promotional T-shirts to high school and community college students in the audience. Onstage, elected officials congratulated each other on the launch of “L.A. College Promise,” and on drawing the attention of their […]

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    College Courses Offered to East L.A. High School Students as Part of Partnership

    An assembly was held in East Los Angeles Tuesday to promote the “Go East L.A.” program, which encourages and allows high school students to take college courses. Courtney Friel reports from East L.A. for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 13, 2016.