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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
  • Protests erupted outside the L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protests Erupt Over L.A.’s Undocumented Immigration Policy at Board of Supervisor’s Meeting

    Ater a public hearing marked by angry clashes between supporters of President-elect Donald Trump and pro-immigrant activists, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the creation of a new office that would help immigrants receive county assistance. The Office of Immigrant Affairs would provide a “one-stop shop” for those seeking help, according to a statement released by Supervisor Hilda Solis, who along with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl co-sponsored the motion creating the office. It hasn’t been determined yet exactly […]

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    Jury Awards $35 Million to Ex-UCLA Football Star Who Had Leg Partially Amputated After Motorcycle Crash in ‘Negligently Designed’ Intersection

    A jury has awarded $35 million to former UCLA football player Nick Ekbatani in a personal injury lawsuit against Caltrans for a “negligently designed” intersection. Ekbatani had to have part of his leg amputated after the July 2012 motorcycle crash that happened in a Redondo Beach intersection. Courtney Friel reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Jan. 9, 2017.

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    Man Fatally Shot 3 Family Members, Critically Injured 4th Over Financial Dispute; Witness Escaped: Fontana Police

    A longstanding financial dispute may have led to a quadruple shooting that left three family members dead and another critically wounded at an apartment complex in Fontana Wednesday morning, police said. The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. at the Village Drive Apartments in the 14000 block of Village Parkway. One relative witnessed the killings but was able to escape, according to Fontana police Sgt. Kevin Goltara. Arriving officers confronted a man with a gun walking around inside the apartment complex and asked him to […]

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    This Year’s Rose Parade Floats on View to Public in Pasadena for Final Day Tuesday

    Although the Rose Parade is over the ornate floral floats are available for public viewing Tuesday until 4 p.m. at East Washington and Sierra Madre boulevards in Pasadena, near Pasadena High School. General admission tickets are $13 per person and free for children 5 and under. No pets or bikes are allowed. Visit the Tournament of Roses website for more information. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Jan. 3, 2017.  

  • Actress Carrie Fisher appears in a 2007 photo. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    ‘Star Wars’ Co-Stars, Others React to Carrie Fisher’s Death

    “Star Wars” fans and the entertainment world lost Hollywood royalty when actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday. She was 60. The actress, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the massively popular space saga, died four days after suffering a cardiac event on a flight from London. Fisher’s co-stars and others in Hollywood, joined by legions of heartbroken fans, took to social media Tuesday to pay tribute to a woman who played one of the most iconic roles in […]

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    2 LAPD Officers Help Mentally Disabled Woman After Her Mother Dies

    Two Los Angeles Police Department officers have gone above and beyond the call of duty, making a personal commitment to care for a woman with intellect disabilities after the death of her mother. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 26, 2016.

  • Steven Gordon spoke out during his trial in a Santa Ana courtroom on Dec. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Accused Serial Killer Speaks Out in Santa Ana Courtroom During Trial

    For only the second time in Orange County history, a capitol murder suspect is defending himself in court. Steven Gordon, a registered sex offender who is one of two men charged with four counts of special-circumstance murder in the deaths of four women, spoke out during his trial on Wednesday.  Courtney Friel reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 7, 2016.

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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 […]