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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
  • A photo tweeted by the Placentia Police Department shows a fatal crash on April 27, 2015.

    Placentia Rollover Crash Kills 7-Month-Old Boy, Injures 2 Children, Their Parents

    A baby boy was killed and his parents and two other children were injured when a vehicle crashed into a utility pole and rolled over in Placentia on Monday, authorities said. The Orange County Fire Department responded to the collision at West Orangethorpe and Ohio avenues about 10:10 a.m., Capt. Steve Concialdi said. Placentia police said a family of five was traveling in a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban that veered off the roadway, jumped a curb, crashed into a utility pole, rolled […]

  • Balloons and flowers marked the spot where three teens were killed in a Halloween hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    Automatic Rewards for Information in Hit-and-Run Crashes Approved by L.A. City Council

    A standing, tiered reward program for information in hit-and-run crashes was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday. The program, backed by Councilman Joe Buscaino, is intended to give witnesses an incentive to come forward with details that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those who flee the scene of a crash. Previously, rewards were approved by the council on a case-by-case basis. But going forward, rewards will be automatically offered with amounts varying based on the […]

  • Will Ferrell looks on as John C. Reilly speaks at an event celebrating Ferrell's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Will Ferrell Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Irvine-born comedian and actor Will Ferrell received the 2,547th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Blvd. on Tuesday, with friends Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti there for the celebration. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on March 24, 2015.

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    Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Pleads No Contest to Drugging, Raping 2 Women: L.A. County DA’s Office

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper entered a “no contest” plea in a downtown courtroom on Monday morning to charges that he drugged and raped two women, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Sharper, 39, pleaded to two counts of rape by use of drugs and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance in connection to two separate assaults that occurred in October 2013 and January 2014, the DA’s office said in a press release. In the first incident, […]

  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Officer Wanted on Suspicion of Murder in Pomona Shooting Terminated From LAPD

    A Los Angeles police officer wanted on suspicion of murder for a shooting that took place in Pomona last week was terminated from the department on Tuesday. Officer Henry Solis, 27, allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez Jr. early Friday morning following a physical altercation near West Third and South Main streets (map). Solis has been on the run since the shooting, prompting a warrant to be issued for his arrest Monday. On Tuesday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck signed […]

  • Sahray Barber is shown in a family photo.

    Father of Missing San Bernardino Woman Makes Plea for Her Return

    The father of Sahray Barber, a 22-year-old San Bernardino woman who has been missing for a week, made a plea Monday for her safe return. “Bring her to the police station and go on your way, or turn yourself in, whatever the case is?” Stephen Barber told reporters. Sahray Barber was reported missing after she failed to show up at her job at The Art Institute on March 9. Some of her belongings were found in bushes inside her apartment complex in […]

  • A 21-year-old female pedestrian was fatally struck on PCH in Malibu on March 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Struck and Killed on PCH Just Hours After Celebrating 21st Birthday; Suspected Hit-Run Driver Arrested

    A man was arrested Tuesday morning after a hit-and-run collision in Malibu that left a 21-year-old female pedestrian dead, authorities said. The collision was reported about 5:35 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway just east of just east of Zuma View Place (map), a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release said. The driver, who fled westbound after the collision, was arrested near Kanan Road and the 101 Freeway, the release stated. He was identified as Pablo Carranza, 25. He was booked at the sheriff’s […]

  • Susette Boggs is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: California Department of Insurance)

    Ex-County Worker From Palmdale Faces Hearing in $364K Disability Fraud Case

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled Monday for a Palmdale woman who was accused of disability fraud after claiming she contracted Lyme disease while working for Los Angeles County in 2007, but was allegedly seen playing for a rock band in hundreds of shows. Courtney Friel reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Monday, March 9, 2015.

  • Michelle Louise Ghirelli, left, and Melody Suzanne Lippert, right, appear in court in Newport Beach on March 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Covina-Valley Teachers Plead Not Guilty to Drug, Sex Charges Over Camping Trip

    Two Covina-Valley Unified high school teachers appeared in court Wednesday to face allegations that they gave alcohol and cocaine to five male students during an unauthorized camping trip that prosecutors say involved sex. Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, of Covina, and Michelle Louise Ghirelli, 30, of West Covina entered not guilty pleas in court in Newport Beach to charges filed in connection with a camping trip at San Clemente State Beach. The pair were arrested in January on suspicion of having […]