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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 drone is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials Give Stern Warning to Illegal Drone Operators in San Bernardino County

    One day after approving $75,000 in reward money to find the operators of several drones that illegally flew as firefighters battled recent brush fires, officials in San Bernardino Wednesday warned operators that they could face serious charges, including murder if their drone should cause a fatal accident. Courtney Friel reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 29, 2015.

  • A screenshot from an Instagram video shows firefighters dousing flames with water after a small plane crashed in Riverside on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

    Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes, Bursts Into Flames in Riverside Neighborhood

    A small plane crashed and burst into flames in a residential area of Riverside on Sunday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The air traffic control tower at Riverside Municipal Airport about 5 p.m. received a distress call from a single-engine B35 Cessna, according to Capt. Tim Odebralski of the Riverside Fire Department. The pilot reported having engine trouble and requested an emergency landing at the airport. Shortly afterward, “the pilot stated that he didn’t think he was going to […]

  • Supporters of the minimum wage hike rally outside the Hall of Administration on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Supervisors Vote 3-2 to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020 in Unincorporated L.A. County

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, leaders of the nation’s largest local government, voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 over the next few years. The higher wage would apply to county workers but also those laboring in county-controlled unincorporated areas. The action follows an identical boost adopted by the City of Los Angeles in June. The vote was 3-2 to approve the wage for workers in unincorporated areas of the county, with […]

  • One of the damaged units is seen after a ceiling collapsed at an apartment building in Huntington Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ceiling Collapses at Huntington Beach Apartment Building Amid Powerful Summer Storm

    A ceiling collapsed at an apartment building in Huntington Beach after water from this weekend’s powerful summer storm collected on the structure’s roof, which officials said was undergoing some recent work. Contractors had been working at the Casa Del Sol apartment building located in the 21600 block of Brookhurst Street (map) before the storm’s arrival, according to Chief Jeff Lopez of the Huntington Beach Fire Department. “The contractor apparently did tarp the roof in an effort to deal with the rain that […]

  • A pursuit suspect was seen running across all lanes of the 10 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley on July 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Stops to Get Gas, Runs Across 10 Fwy, Gets Punched During Wild Pursuit Through San Gabriel Valley

    A man was taken into custody in Pomona after a wild police chase that spanned surface streets and freeways through several cities in the San Gabriel Valley on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The white vehicle involved in the chase was observed driving erratically and at high speeds on surface streets, and the 60, 57 and 10 freeways, Sky5 video showed. Earlier, the vehicle stopped at a gas station to try fill up the tank, but was unable to do so […]

  • Mayor Garcetti spoke at a job summit on July 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mayor Garcetti Hosts Jobs Summit for Veterans

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a career summit on Tuesday specifically geared toward Veterans. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on July 14, 2015.

  • A 2.8-magnitude earthquake struck 3 miles west of Fillmore at 6:33 a.m. July 9, 2015. Up till that point, it was the largest in a swarm of quakes that began in the area the previous day. (Credit: USGS)

    Swarm of Small Earthquakes Hits Fillmore Area

    Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on July 13, 2015.

  • Lightning is seen in San Bernardino on June 30, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Unseasonable Thunderstorms, Rain Expected to Hit SoCal

    Unusual weather was expected to hit Southwestern California for a second day on Wednesday, possibly bringing lighting and thunder as well as much-needed rain. Heavy downpours, lightning, wind and hail were expected across the southland, with a 55 to 74 percent chance of hitting the San Bernardino Mountains, according to the National Weather Service. The mountains were home to the Lake Fire, south of Highway 38, which was 65 percent contained after burning more than 30,000 acres, or about 48-square-miles of forest. […]

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    L.A. Firefighter Sentenced in Caught-on-Camera Beating of Woman Feeding Cats

    A former Los Angeles city firefighter found guilty of beating a woman who was feeding stray cats in the West Adams neighborhood was sentenced on Tuesday to 180 days in jail, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. Ian Justin Eulian, 39, also received three years of probation, 25 days of Caltrans work and one year of anger management classes during his sentencing in L.A. County Superior Court, the DA’s office said in a news release. Eulian apologized to […]