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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
  • An off-duty police officer was involved in a shooting in Hollywood on May 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Off-Duty Officer Opens Fire Following Altercation in Hollywood, Prompting Hourslong Search

    Police searched for nearly 12 hours for a man who was involved in an altercation with an off-duty officer who  opened fire in Hollywood Wednesday morning. The incident was reported about 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of North Van Ness and Franklin avenues, said Sgt. Marlon Marrache with the Los Angeles Police Department. The off-duty officer was on his way to work when the incident occurred, Marrache said. “We just know that he was involved in an altercation with the suspect, […]

  • One of a group of women who filed a lawsuit against Urth Caffe after being ejected from the Laguna Beach location speaks about the suit on May 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Muslim Women File Lawsuit Against Urth Caffe After Being Asked to Leave Laguna Beach Location

    A group of Muslim women have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Urth Caffe, claiming they were unjustly asked to leave a Laguna Beach restaurant in April 22. Courtney Friel reports from Laguna Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on May 3, 2016.

  • Grammy and Oscar-winning recording artist Prince performs the song "Purple Rain" at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2004, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Prince’s Estate: No Will Discovered Yet, but Search Continues

    A court hearing to determine the fate of Prince’s estate — including the contents of a secretive vault the musician left behind at Paisley Park — concluded Monday with a special administrator appointed but no will discovered. While a search for the late pop icon’s will continues, the court appointed St. Paul-based Bremer Trust as special administrator during the proceeding in Chaska, Minnesota, outside Minneapolis. The court determined that all possible heirs have been reached and have been provided the […]

  • A search was underway for swimmer reported missing near Manhattan Beach on April 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body That Washed Up at Dockweiler State Beach Could Be That of Missing Swimmer

    A body that washed up at Dockweiler State Beach on Wednesday afternoon may be that of a man who disappeared while swimming in the ocean eight days ago, officials said. D.J. Jeffries was last seen swimming near Lifeguard Tower 18 at Manhattan Beach on April 19 about 5 p.m. when he was reported missing. About 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, a bystander at Dockweiler reported seeing a body wash ashore. Dockweiler is about five miles north of Manhattan Beach. “It’s possible it’s […]

  • A building in El Segundo partially collapsed onto an adjacent property during a botched demolition on April 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    El Segundo Building Partially Collapses Onto Adjacent Property in Botched Demolition

    A building in El Segundo partially collapsed onto an adjacent property during a botched demolition on Wednesday. Courtney Friel reports from El Segundo for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on April 27, 2016.

  • A child can be seen in a school bus that was impaled by a crossing arm on April 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Railroad Arm Ends Up in Kid’s Lap After Impaling School Bus in South L.A.

    A railroad-crossing arm went completely through a school bus and ended up in a kid’s lap following a bizarre crash in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday morning. Aerial video from Sky5 just after 7:30 a.m. showed the yellow school bus stopped near some railroad tracks with the crossing arm sticking out of a broken window. The school bus had apparently tried to cross the tracks near the intersection of East 55th Street and Long Beach Avenue when the […]

  • The Riverside Police Department posted this image to its Facebook page that shows a train coming to a stop near a vehicle on the tracks.

    Riverside Police Shine Helicopter Spotlight to Avert Train Crash

    Using their helicopter’s spotlight, a Riverside police chopper crew was was able to signal to a freight train to stop before it hit a disabled truck on the tracks, authorities said. The incident occurred Saturday night near Dewey Street and Streeter Avenue, according to a Riverside Police Department press release. The police learned that a vehicle had rolled over on the tracks, with a two-mile-long BNSF freight train rolling down the same line about two miles away. The chopper crew “immediately […]

  • The San Bernardino County Devore Animal Shelter is seen in this image from Google Maps.

    More Than 30 German Shepherds Found Abandoned in Highland

    More than 30 German shepherd-mix dogs were found abandoned in Highland on Monday. The dogs appeared to be in good condition, said C.L. Lopez, a San Bernardino County spokeswoman. She said she did not know if the dogs were found in a home or a business. “It’s definitely not the average amount of dogs that people have,” she said. Officials are trying to reach the owner. The dogs were taken to the Devore Animal Shelter and will be put up […]

  • John McGuire is shown in an undated photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. He was arrested Aug. 19, 2015.

    Alleged Victim Sues Riverside County Doctor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Multiple Patients

    A female patient who says she was sexually assaulted by her surgeon as she came out of general anesthesia at a Temecula hospital described her ordeal Monday, when her attorneys announced their third lawsuit connected to the doctor. The civil suit claims that Dr. John Francis McGuire — already facing 26 felony counts in connection with multiple sex assault allegations against him — sexually assaulted plaintiff “Jane Roe No. 5” after she received a thyroidectomy at Temecula Valley Hospital in April […]