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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.

Courtney lives in West L.A. with her husband CBS News correspondent Carter Evans and their two young kids Cash and Cameron.

Recent Articles
  • San Bernardino police Officer Gabriel Garcia was gravely wounded on Aug. 22, 2014. His photo was provided by the Police Department.

    Officer in Grave Condition After Being Shot in the Head; Alleged Gunman Is Dead

    A San Bernardino police officer was in grave condition Friday after coming under fire from a gunman who was shot dead by a trainee officer, authorities said. Two women and two men were detained shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 2 a.m. An hourslong search led to the arrest of a fifth individual, another man. The shooting occurred when two officers approached a group of people for unknown reasons in the 1900 block of Garner Avenue (map) around 2:07 a.m., San Bernardino […]

  • A man was found dead, slumped over the wheel of a truck in Pacoima on Aug. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Investigating Pacoima Shooting After Man Is Found Dead in Running Vehicle

    A man’s body was found shot and slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle that had shattered windows in Pacoima Thursday morning, officials said. Police responded around 5:20 a.m. to Glenoaks  Boulevard and Vaughn Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera said. A white Dodge pickup truck was found still running and in the middle of the intersection with a man inside, she said. The man appeared to have been shot at least once, although multiple shots had been fired, LAPD Captain […]

  • This still is from a video posted Aug. 19, 2014, purporting to show journalist James Foley being beheaded by the terrorist group Islamic State.

    James Foley: Attempt to Rescue Journalists Held by ISIS Failed, US Official Says

    U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN. Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Force and Navy SEAL Team 6 flew in aboard helicopters but couldn’t find the hostages, including Foley, whose grisly execution was captured on video and released this week by ISIS, the terror group that refers to itself as the Islamic […]

  • Orange County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigators worked to eradicate thousands of marijuana plants from the Laguna Wilderness Park on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Marijuana Plants Worth $5 Million Found Growing in Orange County Park: OCSD

    Narcotics investigators were working Friday to pull out and remove thousands of marijuana plants that were growing in a wilderness park in Orange County near Laguna Beach. About 2,500 to 4,000 plants in various stages of maturity were found in the Muddy Canyon area of Laguna Wilderness Park, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators planned to hike to the rugged area and manually pull out the plants. A department helicopter called “Duke” was set to airlift the plants to nearby Coastal […]

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    Parents of Autistic Boy Who Drowned on School Field Trip Sue LAUSD

    The parents of a 16-year-old autistic boy who drowned during a field trip in East Los Angeles have sued Los Angeles Unified School District, their attorney announced Thursday. Erick Ortiz, a special needs student at Garfield High School, was assigned constant one-on-one supervision and should have been under an assistant’s care when he died June 4, according to his family. But while on a school field trip at Los Angeles County-operated Atlantic Avenue Park, he was pulled from the water […]

  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Talks About Police Chief Charlie Beck, Other Issues

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in studio Sunday to talk about his continued support for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the LADWP and other issues. This video aired on KTLA on Aug. 10, 2014.

  • Frank Mendoza, right, and Lorraine Mendoza, left, are seen in this photo provided by family members. Frank Mendoza was fatally shot after a suspect broke into his home and exchanged gunfire with deputies, authorities said.

    Deputy’s Shooting of Pico Rivera Homeowner Mistaken for Gunman Was ‘Tragic Event,’ Sheriff Says

    An innocent Pico Rivera homeowner was indeed killed by rounds fired into his forehead and leg by a sheriff’s deputy in pursuit of a gunman, official confirmed Thursday. The death of 54-year-old Frank Mendoza when deputies were exchanging gunfire with a wanted felon was a “tragic event” that left the involved deputies “traumatized,” Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott said. Mendoza was killed Aug. 1 in the 9000 block of Rosehedge Drive during a fast-paced gun battle with 24-year-old Cedric […]

  • New Bill Would Mandate Diaper Changing Stations in Men`s Room

    Dads appear to be more involved in their children`s day-to-day lives than ever — a 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 90% of fathers who live with their offspring “bathed, diapered or dressed their children every day or several times a week.” Yet there are no federal laws requiring public spaces to offer diaper-changing tables accessible to both men and women. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Aug. 1, […]

  • Milton Marquez, 17, is seen in a photo provided by family members on July 31, 2014.

    Teen Pedestrian Killed in Valley Glen Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police were searching for a driver on Thursday who fled after fatally striking a 17-year-old boy who was walking home from a park with his brother in Valley Glen. The teen was crossing the street in the 7000 block of Whitsett Avenue (map) at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was hit by a black SUV and “carried” by the vehicle for a short distance, LAPD Lt. David Ferry said. The victim, who was identified by family members as […]