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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
  • SoCal Lawsuits Target E-Cigarette Companies Over Burns Caused by Battery Explosions (Warning: Graphic Images)

    An Irvine personal injury lawyer is suing e-cigarette manufacturers and sellers on behalf of 10 Southern Californians who have suffered burns due to the devices’ batteries exploding. Greg Bentley of Irvine firm Bentley & More is representing 10 clients in lawsuits targeting LG Chem and smaller entities, including stores where the e-cigarettes were purchased. “All of these people were simply just using the product in the intended manner that it was sold,” Bentley said. His clients have received chemical burns to […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal stabbing and robbery in Lakewood on Feb. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Stabbed, Woman Injured During Robbery in Lakewood; 3 Attackers Sought

    Authorities are searching for three people who attacked and fatally stabbed a man in Lakewood during a robbery that also left a woman injured early Tuesday morning. The victims were walking eastbound on Del Amo Boulevard near the Violeta Avenue intersection about 1:18 a.m. when a dark colored car drove up and three people got out, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The trio, which consisted of a man and two women, assaulted the victims […]

  • Nikolas Cruz appears on court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 19, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    Florida High School Shooter Obtained at Least 10 Rifles, Law Enforcement Source Says

    As investigators track the gun purchases of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, dozens of students and staff from the site of the massacre will board buses late Tuesday, bound for the state capital. In Tallahassee, they hope to talk to legislators about school safety and gun control on Wednesday, determined to ensure that the deaths of their 17 classmates and teachers last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland bring about change. School walkouts and a march are scheduled in […]

  • The plane carrying Southwest Airlines flight #2123 had a fire break out before takeoff at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana on Feb. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire on Plane Departing from John Wayne Airport Is Extinguished; ‘Few’ Minor Injuries Reported

    A Southwest Airlines flight was departing for San Jose from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana when a fire was reported aboard the plane on Monday night, an airport spokeswoman said. The fire — which has since been put out — broke out on Southwest flight #2123, causing its emergency chutes to deploy, according to the airport. Evacuations slides were used to remove passengers and crew members from the plane, the airline said. It was reported at about 7:30 p.m., Deanne Thompson, […]

  • Protestors rally outside a meeting about the Los Angeles Police Department's use of drones on Feb. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Activists Protest as L.A. City Council Committee Moves LAPD Drone Program Forward

    Activists continued voicing their opposition to an LAPD plan to use drones by protesting at a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting where funding for the program was approved Wednesday morning. The Public Safety Committee approved a $31,500 donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the purchase of four civilian-level drones. The full City Council must vote on the donation before LAPD can use the drones. Activists with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition say the police drone use will infringe […]

  • A man who works for Athen Services trash company moves a bin to where it will be picked up in West L.A. in this undated photo. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    2 Council Members Trash Rollout of L.A.’s Recycling Program

    Two Los Angeles councilmen took aim at the city’s new recycling program on Tuesday, saying sanitation officials and an array of trash companies need to take new steps to provide relief to customers. Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mitch O’Farrell said they have been bombarded with complaints about higher bills and missed trash collections under RecycLA, which covers 70,000 commercial refuse customers. The council voted to implement the program in 2016. O’Farrell, who represents neighborhoods from Echo Park to Hollywood, said he had […]

  • Robert Wagner’s Story on Natalie Wood’s ‘Suspicious’ Death Doesn’t ‘Add Up,’ Investigators Say

    Actor Robert Wagner remains a “person of interest” in the death of Natalie Wood but has thus far declined to speak with investigators since they reopened the case in 2011, according to authorities. Lt. John Corina, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau, said in a press conference Monday that the details Wagner has offered up on the fateful night “really don’t add up to what we’ve found.” “He’s a person of interest because he’s the last person […]

  • Geologists Discover Earthquake Fault Below Beverly Hills’ Shopping District

    New data from state geologists show that an earthquake fault runs below Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills’ shopping district, heightening the known seismic risk in an area famous for Cartier, Gucci, Prada and other luxury brands. The California Geological Survey’s final map has the Santa Monica fault zone cutting through the so-called Golden Triangle, running between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards. The new map is a change from a draft version released last year that showed the fault zone ending on the western edge […]

  • A magnitude-7.9 earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states. (Credit: USGS)

    Tsunami Warnings Canceled After Magnitude-7.9 Earthquake Off Alaska

    Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts Tuesday after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska stoked fears of damaging waves. The tsunami alerts were canceled “because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat,” said the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. Small tsunami waves of less than 1 foot were reported in Alaska, the center said. The minor tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-7.9 earthquake that struck shortly after midnight. […]