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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.

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    ‘Operation Santa’ Kicks Off in Los Angeles

    Operation Santa, where the public can adopt letters written to Santa Claus, kicked off in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 6, 2016.

  • A makeshift memorial of flowers and candles stands Dec. 4 near the site of the Oakland warehouse fire. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Teen Choir Singer, Elementary School Teacher, Musicians Identified Among Those Killed in Oakland Fire

    A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. These are among the 36 people who lost their lives Friday night in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an electronic dance party was being held. It is already being called one of the city’s deadliest blazes. Authorities said they have positively or tentatively identified 33 victims, but not all their names have been released. Here’s […]

  • Nicholas and Jennifer Thalasinos are seen in a framed family photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘I Miss Everything About Him,’ Says Wife of San Bernardino Terror Attack Victim

    A year after her husband Nicholas Thalasinos was killed in the terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Jennifer Thalasinos remembers her husband and that day. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 2, 2016.

  • Abdul Razak Ali Artan is shown in an August 2016 photo featured in the Ohio State student newspaper. (Credit: The Lantern/Kevin Stankiewicz via CNN)

    Ohio State University Attacker Shot Dead After Leaving 11 Injured

    Grievances about attacks on Muslims were posted on a Facebook page believed to belong to Monday’s assailant at the Ohio State University close to the time of the attack, federal law enforcement officials said. Investigators are examining Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s Facebook page to determine whether the attack was terrorism, though it will take some time to ascertain the motive. The attack on Ohio State’s Columbus campus ended in less than two minutes with Artan dead and 11 people injured. […]

  • Mariya "Masha" Mitkova, left, and Aaron Morganstein are shown in photos provided to KTLA by a family member.

    LAPD Asks for Help Finding L.A. Couple Who Never Returned From Weekend Desert Camping Trip

    A Los Angeles couple last seen en route to a camping trip in the desert has gone missing, and LAPD on Wednesday asked for help finding them. Mariya Mitkova, 27, and Aaron Morganstein, 33, left Elysian Valley, also known as Frogtown, about 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and have not been seen since, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Described as frequent campers, the couple was believed to have been bound for Joshua Tree National Park or the Imperial […]

  • Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate the person who killed Glen Brittner. (Credit: KTLA)

    Public’s Help Sought as Authorities Search for Killer of Beloved Llano Grandfather

    A fixture in the small Antelope Valley community of Llano who died after being found wounded and tied up in his home was the subject of a plea for help from investigators and family on Wednesday. Glen Brittner, a 59-year-old man who used a wheelchair, was discovered with his hands and feet bound with zip-ties and bleeding from a severe head wound on Aug. 18, 2015, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His longtime home, on a multi-acre property […]

  • Saul Lopez is seen in a photo from a GoFundMe page that was set up for his family on Nov. 15, 2016.

    Teen Bicyclist Dies in ‘Tragic Collision’ on Way to School in Pacoima: LAPD

    A 15-year-old bicyclist was killed in a “tragic collision” on the way to school when he got trapped between two vehicles that crashed in Pacoima Tuesday morning, a Los Angeles Police Department detective said. The fatal crash occurred around 7 a.m. in the 11700 block of Glenoaks Boulevard. “Unfortunately, he was going to school on his bicycle … and a tragic collision occurred between two large vehicles,” said Detective Bill Bustos of LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division. A Chrysler pickup truck […]

  • E.J. Jackson helped feed thousands of people every year during his foundation's Thanksgiving giveaway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Businessman E.J. Jackson, Known for Annual South L.A. Thanksgiving Meal Giveaways, Laid to Rest

    E. J. Jackson, a Southern California business owner known for giving away thousands of Thanksgiving meals to those in need, was laid to rest on Monday. Jackson died earlier this month from a heart attack. Courtney Friel reports from South Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Nov. 14, 2016.

  • Homelessness in Los Angeles has gone up from 2015 to 2016. (Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

    Election Results: L.A. Voters Approve Measure to Spend $1.2 Billion to House the Homeless

    City officials on Wednesday said the overwhelming voter approval for a $1.2-billion bond measure to build supportive housing for homeless people will provide a long-term solution to the region’s intractable street homelessness problem. “Within the next three to six months, with all the work we’ve done, we will see an improvement,” said City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents skid row, the biggest concentration of homeless people in the nation. “And in two years … we’ll see a significant reduction in people living in the […]