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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
  • Two people fled a vehicle after a pursuit ended in Beverly Hills on Nov. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglars in Custody Following Pursuit Through Beverly Hills

    A pair of suspected burglars were taken into custody after a pursuit through Beverly Hills came to an end in nearby Beverlywood Wednesday. Police initially responded to a call about a possible residential burglary in the 100 block of North Swall Drive at about 8:20 a.m., Sgt. Blake Nance of the Beverly Hills Police Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed police chasing a four-door sedan along surface streets at about 8:45 a.m. During the pursuit, the driver was seen traveling on the […]

  • Downey police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez is shown in a photo distributed by LASD on Nov. 19, 2015.

    Arraignment Postponed for 3 Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Downey Officer

    Three people, including two teenagers, appeared briefly in court Monday after being charged in connection with the death of a Downey police officer who was fatally shot during what investigators have described as a botched robbery. The youngest of the three, 16-year-old Abel Diaz of Bellflower, was charged Friday as an adult with one count of murder in connection to the death of Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez. Two others, brothers Steven Knott, 18, and Jeremy Anthony Alvarez, 21, were also charged in […]

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    Veterans, Active Service Members Take Part in Batting Practice at Dodger Stadium

    Hundreds of veterans and active duty service members took part in batting practice at Dodger Stadium Wednesday. Courtney Friel reports from Dodger Stadium for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 18, 2015.

  • Professor Mary Pardo, a Cal State Northridge faculty member, pickets in a crosswalk blocking entrance to a nearly vacant parking lot in a one-day strike at Cal State Dominguez Hills in November 2011. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times)

    Cal State Faculty Members March in Long Beach to Rally for Pay Raises

    Hundreds of chanting, banner-waving Cal State faculty members marched to the chancellor’s office in Long Beach on Tuesday, announcing their resolve to walk out of classes in the nation’s largest university system if an agreement is not reached in a long-running pay dispute. The march and a noontime rally during a meeting of the Board of Trustees took on the air of a festival, with music, flash mobs, skits and professors in red T-shirts chanting: “We don’t want to strike, […]

  • A driver had to be rescued in South Los Angeles after a tree fell onto a car. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trees, Power Lines Crash Down As Strong Winds Pound SoCal; Thousands Without Power

    Several trees and power lines came crashing down as strong winds hit parts of Southern California Monday and left thousands without power. One driver in South Los Angeles had to be rescued after a tree fell on top of a car on South Broadway near West Adams Boulevard and trapped the driver inside at about 7:30 a.m. Los Angeles City Fire Department crews managed to get the driver out and transport them to a local hospital in unknown condition. Aerial video from Sky5 […]

  • Authorities stopped pursuing the vehicle because it was driving too erratically, El Monte police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stolen Car Found in Downtown L.A. Following Pursuit; No Sign of Driver

    The driver of a stolen car got away after authorities pursuing the vehicle from El Monte to downtown Los Angeles called off the chase Wednesday morning. The incident began shortly after 7:45 a.m. when police got a LoJack hit on a vehicle, according to Lt. Christopher Cano of the El Monte Police Department. He said they located the silver car in the area of Meeker Avenue and Mountain Road in El Monte a short time later, and a pursuit was initiated. […]

  • Officials voted on Nov. 10, 2015, to close the El Arroyo Bar in South L.A. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Nuisance’ Bar in South L.A. That Attracted Illegal Activity: Councilman

    Officials announced Tuesday a South L.A. bar, which was described as a “nuisance,” will close after it racked up more than 50 violations and created complaints from its neighbors. The City Council revoked El Arroyo Bar’s conditional use permit allowing it to serve alcohol. Courtney Friel reports from South Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

  • A human hand was found in an area above Sunland-Tujunga on Nov. 2, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    More Human Bones Could Be Unearthed As a Result of El Niño Rains, Authorities Say

    In a span of two days, starting on Halloween, hunters and hikers found three sets of skeletal remains off of forest trails. A skull, a spine, a femur and a hand. Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide Lt. Victor Lewandowski said he doesn’t know why there have been so many finds in and around the Angeles National Forest in such a short amount of time. But he said that with a rainy winter predicted due to El Niño, more human bones […]

  • A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sign is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Rejects Proposed Settlement in DWP Overpayment Case, Asks for More Revisions

    A judge rejected a proposed settlement in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s overpayment case Tuesday. Courtney Friel reports from Westlake for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 3, 2015. A judge was expected to rule Tuesday on a proposed settlement after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was accused of overcharging customers. Eric Spillman reports from South Pasadena for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.