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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
  • 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.

  • Singer Usher speaks at the unveiling ceremony of his star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Singer Usher Gets Star Along Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Singer Usher received a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, days before his new album is released. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Sept. 7, 2016. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point ⭐️ #Humbled #WalkOfFame — Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) September 7, 2016

  • LAPD responded to Chris Brown's home in Tarzana on Aug. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chris Brown Booked, Released in Connection With Alleged Threat Made at Tarzana Home: LAPD

    Singer Chris Brown was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday after a woman said he threatened her with a gun, prompting an hours-long stand off with authorities, according to LAPD. Booking information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department showed that Brown was released on $250,000 bail less than two hours after being booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Tuesday night. Police obtained a search warrant and were searching Brown’s Tarzana home, authorities said at a news briefing outside the home shortly before […]

  • LAPD detectives show photos of suspects wanted in connection with sex trafficking in the San Fernando Valley on Aug. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials Cracking Down on Growing Prostitution Problem in San Fernando Valley

    Hundreds of arrests have been made as an LAPD task force continue to fight the growing prostitution problem in the San Fernando Valley. Courtney Friel reports from Van Nuys for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Aug. 29, 2016.

  • L.A. city officials held a ground breaking for a major water project in Sun Valley on Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. City Officials Break Ground on Major Water Project in Sun Valley Area

    The city of Los Angeles broke ground on Tujunga Spreading Grounds Enhancement Project on Monday. The major multimillion-dollar project is expected to bring a drought-ridden area back to life and capture potentially billions of gallons of water in the process. Courtney Friel reports from Sun Valley for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 22, 2016.

  • Firefighters monitor the Blue Cut fire traveling on the side of Lytle Creek Road on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire Near Cajon Pass Downgraded to 25,600 Plus Acres; Nearly 83,000 Remain Evacuated

    Firefighters battling the Blue Cut Fire faced another difficult day Wednesday as the massive blaze, which had destroyed homes and forced some 83,000 residents to evacuate. The only good news came late in the day when the size of the blaze was downgraded from 30,000 to 25,600 acres after fire officials were able to complete a more accurate mapping of the wildfire. The containment was also updated to 4 percent. At 10:15 the California Highway Patrol tweeted that the 215/15 northbound connector was […]