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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
  • At least eight firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a Venice storage facility that broke out on Oct. 26, 2014. (Credit: Mark Mester/ KTLA)

    Investigators Search for Cause of Venice Storage Facility Blaze That Injured Firefighters

    Investigators on Tuesday were searching for what caused an Extra Space Storage facility in Venice to go up in flames over the weekend, injuring several firefighters. Courtney Friel reports from Venice for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 28, 2014. On Extra Space Storage’s website, the company was providing information for customers who may have been affected by the fire.    

  • A hazardous materials crew investigates a leak in Riverside. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighter, Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Unknown Gas in Riverside

    Nearly a dozen people, including a firefighter and police officer, were evaluated at a hospital after being exposed to an unknown gas in Riverside that had prompted the closure of a local school and evacuations in the area. The Riverside Fire Department tweeted that people were being evacuated from  10th Street to 14th Street and Victoria Avenue to Howard Avenue around 8:04 a.m. because an unknown gas substance was leaking. Although the department initially tweeted that a hazmat team stopped the […]

  • A man was detained for possibly driving under the influence after a woman died when her car overturned in Shadow Hills on Oct. 24, 2014. (Credit: OnScene)

    Man Arrested on Suspicion of Second-Degree Murder After Woman, 38, Dies in Shadow Hills Crash

    Police were investigating if a man who was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder after a 38-year-old woman died when her vehicle overturned in Shadow Hills Friday had been following or racing her prior to the crash, Los Angles Police Department officials said. Los Angeles Fire Department officials responded around 12:20 a.m. to reports that a vehicle overturned in the 10100 block of Sunland Boulevard (map). Prior to the crash Luis Tapia, 28, and Claudia Elizabeth Perez were believed to have left a […]

  • A family friend provided this photo of Ximena Meza, 9, who was shot and killed while playing in her Anaheim home's front yard on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Anaheim Police Offer Reward in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Girl

    The Anaheim Police Department offered a $50,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl the previous day. The Anaheim Police Association also offered an additional $5,000 reward. The coroner’s office identified Ximena Meza as the young girl who was struck by gunfire while playing in a home’s front yard in 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue (map). The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lt. Bob Dunn […]

  • Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings starts a rush during the game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Kings Player Slava Voynov Suspended After Arrest on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence after a neighbor reporting hearing a woman screaming and crying at his Redondo Beach home. He was suspended in definitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to a National Hockey League statement. In a statement, the Kings said the team supports the NHL’s decision to suspend Voynov. “These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the statement read. “We will continue […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is shown in a photo provided by family members.

    Body of CSUN Student Missing for a Month Found Off 10 Freeway in Palm Desert

    The body of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia was found off the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities confirmed Friday, exactly a month after the 23-year-old disappeared. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi has last been seen at his home in Northridge Sept. 17. He was the subject of an LAPD missing persons investigation in which the FBI was assisting. A male body was found just before midnight off the 10 Freeway east of Cook Street in Palm Desert (map), according to […]

  • A noose was found hanging from a tree on the campus of Mayfair High School in Lakewood.

    Noose Found Hanging From Tree at Mayfair High School in Lakewood

    A football rivalry between Bellflower and Mayfair high schools was being blamed for hate-related incidents on both campuses in the past two days. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

  • Albert Frank Jr. was last seen on the evening on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: SBCSD)

    Adelanto Boy, 8, Found in Victorville After Being Reported Missing

    An 8-year-old Adelanto boy who was called “critically missing” was found safe at a friend’s home in Victorville after an active search Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Albert Frank Jr. was reported missing about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by a family member. He had last been seen Tuesday evening near the intersection of Jonathan Street and White Avenue in Adelanto (map). The area is a residential neighborhood off U.S. 395. There was no indication the boy had […]

  • A new 100 foot bridge was put in place above Highway 38 on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    New Bridge Aids Boy Scouts in Safely Crossing Highway 38

    A new 100 foot long bridge was put in place Wednesday to help boy scouts safely cross State Highway 38 in Barton Flats. Courtney Friel reports from Barton Flats for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 15, 2014.