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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
  • Connie Cajulis is seen in a photo provided by a family friend.

    Teen Arrested in Stabbing Death of West Hills Woman Who Took Him Into Her Family Home

    Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after a West Hills woman was found stabbed to death in her family’s home the previous day. Relatives discovered the woman’s body about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home in the 7100 block of Shadow Ridge, said Detective Dave Peteque of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 53-year-old victim, later identified as Connie Cajulis, was found stabbed to death in the living room of the home, Peteque said. Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with […]

  • Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration's assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. (Credit: From TSA)

    TSA Security Chief Removed From Position in Wake of Scrutiny

    Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration’s assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee’s official Twitter account. “UPDATE: Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagement at TSA,” the committee tweeted. The House Oversight Committee conducted a hearing on TSA’s operations on May […]

  • Bernie Sanders speaks at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on May 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bernie Sanders Draws Huge Crowds at SoCal Rallies in Lincoln Heights, Santa Monica

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held two rallies in the Los Angeles area Monday as he continues his campaign swing through California ahead of the June 7 primary. The first of two events was held at Lincoln Park, which is located in the 3501 Valley Blvd. in Lincoln Heights, according to a news release from the Sanders campaign. Doors opened at 9 a.m., with long lines to get in forming before then, video from the scene showed. “Our campaign … is […]

  • Fuel tank ET-94 is seen as it arrives in Marina del Rey on May 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Space Shuttle External Fuel Tank Arrives in Marina del Rey

    The external fuel tank slated to join the space shuttle Endeavour on display at the California Science Center arrived in Marina del Rey Wednesday morning. The 15-story tall tank, dubbed ET-94, will navigate its way through the streets of Los Angeles County later this week, according to a news release from Supervisor Don Knabe. Beginning Wednesday, the public is welcome to come to Marina del Rey to view the tank until it begins its move the Science Center on Friday. […]

  • Authorities responded to an oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grand Jury Indicts Texas Pipeline Company, Employee in Refugio State Beach Oil Spill

    A grand jury has indicted an oil pipeline company and one of its employees on criminal charges related to a massive oil spill last year in Santa Barbara County, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted on 46 criminal charges, including four felony counts, while a single employee of the Houston-based company was indicted on three criminal charges relating to the 2015 spill, according to Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Joyce Dudley. Both […]

  • Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, participated in a panel in Los Angeles on how to curb gun violence on May 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Others Participate in Discussion on Gun Violence in L.A.

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Navy Combat Veteran and former astronaut Mark Kelly, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others participated in a roundtable discussion Monday on common sense steps Hillary Clinton will take to curb gun violence. Courtney Friel reports for KTLA 5 News at 3 on May 16, 2016.

  • Dawud Abdulwali appears in court in downtown L.A. on May 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Suspected in Massive Da Vinci Apartments Fire Ordered to Stand Trial

    Dawud Abdulwali, who is suspected of setting the spectacular Dec. 7, 2014, fire that destroyed the under-construction Da Vinci apartment complex in downtown L.A. was on Wednesday ordered to stand trial. He will be arraigned on May 25. Testimony during a preliminary hearing revealed that, according to witnesses, Abdulwali had been angry about police shootings. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on May 11, 2015.

  • Authorities investigate a sexual assault report in Lincoln Park on May 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gang Member Arrested in Sex Assault at Lincoln Heights Park Had Just Been Released From Jail: LAPD

    A 27-year-old suspected gang member who had just been released from jail has been arrested in the daytime sexual assault of a woman in a park bathroom in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said Tuesday. The victim was walking through the park at noon Monday when the attacker approached and tried to talk to her, according to an LAPD news release. She ignored him, but he “suddenly approached her from behind,” held a gun to her head and […]

  • A woman's body was found in an apartment fire in Lomita Tuesday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deadly Fire in Lomita Appears to be Accidental

    An investigation was underway Tuesday after a woman was found dead in an apartment fire in Lomita, but the incident appears to be accidental. The fire was reported about 5:47 a.m. in the 26000 block of Narbonne Avenue, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed. The body of a 49-year-old woman was found inside the apartment, Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Ty Labbe said. He added that there was nothing suspicious about the victim’s body and that there did not […]