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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
  • Protesters leave a Police Commission meeting in August after voicing their opposition to a proposal by the LAPD to test drones. (Credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

    Over Protests, L.A. Police Commission Approves Use of Drones for 1-Year Program

    The Police Commission on Tuesday approved a year-long test of drones by the LAPD, allowing the police department to become the largest in the nation to try using the controversial devices. The 3-1 vote was met by jeers from dozens of people who crowded the Police Commission’s meeting room, many of whom repeatedly urged the civilian oversight panel to reject the proposal. “Shame on you!” some shouted. “Shame on you!” That frustration spilled outside the LAPD’s downtown headquarters as protesters settled […]

  • Gabriel Fernandez is shown in a photo posted to Facebook.

    Defendant Tortured Gabriel Fernandez to Death Because He Thought Child Was Gay, Prosecutor Alleges

    A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday. Isauro Aguirre’s defense attorney said his client admits to causing the injuries on Gabriel Fernandez’s body, but that it only happened because Aguirre exploded in rage after Gabriel told his mom to leave her boyfriend. Aguirre, 32, is charged with murder with a special circumstance […]

  • Danny Bunthung is seen in a photo provided by family members.

    Family ID’s 21-Year-Old Man Killed in Double Fatal Shooting at Long Beach Liquor Store

    A 21-year-old father was among two men killed in a quadruple shooting at a liquor store in Long Beach, a family member said Wednesday. Danny Bunthung had gone with a friend Tuesday night to a store in the 1600 block of East Anaheim Street to buy beer and cigarettes, the victim’s father told KTLA. Around 9:25 p.m., officers received a “shots fired” call in the area and found four men had been shot inside the liquor store, according to a […]

  • A man evacuates horses as strong Santa Ana winds blow fire and smoke from the Canyon 2 Fire toward them on October 9, 2017 in Orange. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Canyon Fire 2: Full List of Evacuation Orders, Road and School Closures for Tuesday

    Update: Many evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday evening. Click here for latest on the Canyon Fire 2 evacuation orders. Many residents affected by a wind-driven brush fire that destroyed or damaged at least three dozen structures — primarily homes — in Orange County were allowed to return home Tuesday evening. As of late Tuesday morning, the Canyon Fire 2 had scorched at least 7,500 acres, or nearly 12 square miles, and is about 25 percent contained. Overnight, firefighting activity was […]

  • These are the images of 24 of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Top: Hannah Ahlers, Lisa Patterson, Jordan McIldoon, Kurt von Tillow, Erick Silva, Heather Warino Alvarado, Derrick Taylor and Melissa Ramirez. Middle: Calla Medig, Stacee Etcheber, John Phippin, Candice Bower, Denise Salmon Burditus, Tara Roe, Christopher Roybal and Quinton Robbins. Bottom: Jack Beaton, Susan Smith, Rachael Parker, Angela "Angie" Gomez, Neysa Tonks, Bailey Schweitzer, Sonny Melton and Cameron Robinson.

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims Identified, Including More Than 30 From California

    One was a man who died shielding his wife from gunfire on their wedding anniversary. Another was a city of Las Vegas employee who died in his boyfriend’s arms. And two others were a veteran corrections officer and his girlfriend who died on the trip they had planned for weeks. At least 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were injured Sunday night, authorities say, when a gunman fired on an outdoor country musical festival from the 32nd floor […]

  • SoCal Survivor Recounts Scramble for Safety at Las Vegas Music Festival

    A co-host on local radio show host on station Go Country 105 was at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when gunshots broke out shortly after a performance of “God Bless America.” Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Oct. 3, 2017.

  • SoCal Residents ID’d Among the Dead, Wounded in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

    Several Southern California residents were among the more than 50 killed or more than 500 wounded during Sunday night’s mass shooting at an open-air concert in Las Vegas, including law enforcement and firefighting crews. Other media reports have indicated there are more local victims, including a young Murrietta mother, a Santa Clarita father and a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. Rachel Parker  Among the more than 50 people killed by suspected gunman Stephen Paddock at the Route 91 Harvest festival […]

  • Shuichi Shimokawa, Cocoa and Ruby at the Corona High School evacuation center on Tuesday, where residents fleeing the Canyon Fire stayed overnight. (Credit: Anh Do / Los Angeles Times)

    Canyon Fire Evacuees – and Their Pets – Find Shelter in Corona

    The volunteer at the front desk will tell you that technically, the Canyon fire evacuation center at Corona High School doesn’t allow pets. But if you really listen, the emphasis is on the word technically. “Technically, we only allow service dogs, but I don’t have the heart to say no,” confessed Janet Upchurch, a volunteer supervisor from the Red Cross who just returned from Texas, where she helped Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Upchurch said Tuesday that pets were being housed in […]

  • Parents Call for Prosecution of Officers After Unarmed Son Fatally Shot, Run Over by LAPD in Wilmington

    The parents of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by officers before being hit by a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car are demanding prosecution, according to the family’s attorneys. “I’m never going to be able to hug my son again. We’re never going to be able to spend holidays with him again. He’s not here with us,” said Valerie Rivera, the victim’s mother. Eric Rivera was fatally shot on June 7 after Officers Arturo Urrutia and Daniel Ramirez […]