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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
  • 2015 Emmy Award Fashion Trends

    From the Emmy red carpet to every day life…what trends were set last night?  To wrap up the do’s and don’ts- celebrity stylist Anya Sarre breaks the duds down.    

  • A magnitude-4.5 earthquake struck at 9:10 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2015, about 6 miles south-southeast of Big Bear Lake. (Credit: USGS)

    Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake Hits Near Big Bear

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 struck near Big Bear on Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor — which had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 — hit at approximately 9:10 a.m. and had a depth of 7 miles, USGS reported. It was centered 7 miles south southeast of Big Bear Lake and 8 miles south of Big Bear City. The epicenter was a little more than 3 miles northwest of the 11,503-foot San Gorgonio Mountain, […]

  • Emergency crews attempt to rescue people from the L.A. River in Cypress Park on Sept. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Emergency Crews Called on for Multiple Swift-Water Rescues During SoCal Storm

    Emergency crews around Southern California were called on to make multiple swift-water rescues as heavy rains fell around the region Tuesday. In Cypress Park, two people were spotted holding onto a tree in the rushing Los Angeles River near Rio de Los Angeles State Park (map), according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Aerial video from Sky5 showed emergency personnel with ropes and harnesses crossing the river into an area covered by thick brush and trees. Moments later, one person clinging to rescuers […]

  • A railroad crossing in seen in Moorpark on Sept. 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Metrolink Unveils New, Safer Railroad Crossings in Moorpark

    The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Monday that it was improving four street crossings in Moorpark and Simi Valley to prevent vehicles and pedestrians from getting onto the tracks. The crossings, which are part of the Ventura County sealed corridor project, are at Moorpark Avenue in Moorpark and 1st Street, Erringer Road and Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley. Officials said the work will include street widening, automatic exit gates for vehicles, sidewalks, handrails, automatic pedestrian gates and improved traffic signals. The […]

  • The man suspected of fatally shooting Jose Andres Escobar on Jan. 10 is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles Police Department during a news conference on Sept. 8, 2015.

    $75K Reward Offered in Shooting Death of 19-Year-Old Father in Hyde Park

    A $75,000 reward was offered Tuesday as police continued to search for the person who fatally shot a 19-year-old father in Hyde Park earlier this year. Jose Andres Escobar was walking with a friend at about 7 a.m. on Jan. 10 in the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and 59th Street (map) when they were confronted by a stranger who shouted “Where you from?” the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. The man then pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots, striking […]

  • Mike Medina, 17, is seen in a photo posted to his Facebook. He was fatally stabbed while attempting to break up a fight in Upland on Sept. 5, 2015.

    17-Year-Old Boy Stabbed to Death by Teen After Trying to Intercede in Fight in Upland: Police

    A 17-year-old boy was fatally stabbed after attempting to break up a physical altercation between two teens in Upland over the weekend, police said Sunday. The suspected attacker, 16, was fighting another juvenile in the 500 block of East Seventh Street before 9:50 p.m. when the victim tried to intercede and was stabbed several times, according to a news release from the Upland Police Department. He was discovered in an alley and transported to a hospital where he later died. […]

  • Police released video Monday of a man armed with a handgun robbing a Church`s Chicken restaurant on Sunday morning in South Los Angeles.

    Armed Man Holds Up Chicken Restaurant in Brazen Daylight Robbery: LAPD

    Police released surveillance video Monday of a man armed with a handgun robbing a Church`s Chicken restaurant in South Los Angeles. The robbery took place around 10:20 a.m. Sunday at a restaurant on Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue. At one point during the robbery, the gunman became impatient with the clerk and fired a round toward the kitchen, according to Detective Jesus Flores with the Los Angeles Police Department. No one was struck, but at the time of the robbery […]

  • A photo shows the fireworks display at a party thrown by Khloe Kardashian off the coast of Marina del Rey. (Credit: @MightyMaestro20)

    Fireworks Display at Kardashian Party Frightens Beach Residents

    Residents in Marina del Rey aren’t used to much noise at night. Neighbors respectfully turn down TVs by 10 p.m., and mostly keep each other in the loop of any loud party plans. So when a eight-minute firework display lit up the sky at midnight on Tuesday, thousands of residents were left frightened. Children woke up screaming. Dogs barked feverishly. Some residents, who hadn’t seen the fireworks but heard the noise, feared the worst: A terrorist attack at Los Angeles […]

  • LAPD was responding to a robbery at a Rolex store in Century City on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Masked Men Armed With Assault Rifles Rob Rolex Store in Century City, Get Away: LAPD

    Two masked men with assault rifles approached a Rolex store at a mall in Century City, fired off a round and told everyone to lie down before getting away with an unknown amount of merchandise on Monday, police said. The incident occurred in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard just after noon, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers were called to a report of an armed robbery at the luxury watch store, where […]