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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
  • Abel Castellanos is seen in photo provided to KTLA by his daughter.

    Community Mourns Monterey Park Crossing Guard’s Death

    A 76-year-old crossing guard who was fatally struck by a car near two schools in Monterey Park was mourned by the community on Wednesday. Abel Flores Castellanos was sitting in a folding chair at the corner of Garfield and Elmgate avenues Tuesday around 3:40 p.m. when a driver lost control of his 2004 Ford Mustang — possibly swerving to avoid another vehicle — then jumped the curb and hit him, according to the Monterey Park Police Department and the California Highway […]

  • Investigators walk alongside the smoldering ruins of a building that burned in downtown L.A. on Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Unprecedented’ $170,000 Reward to Be Offered in Downtown L.A. Da Vinci Fire Investigation

    A likely unprecedented reward of $170,000 was slated to be offered in the investigation into a massive fire that destroyed an apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles, officials announced Wednesday. The reward — part of which was expected to be approved by the City Council on Friday — was announced amid an ongoing arson investigation into the Dec. 8 blaze that gutted a 526-unit building that was part of the Da Vinci Apartments complex. Authorities have said the fire […]

  • A person with a measles rash is seen in this file photo.

    Huntington Beach High School Students Sent Home After Possible Measles Exposure

    Two dozen students were recently sent home from Huntington Beach High School amid a warning about potential measles exposure that was prompted by a person who went to school with the highly contagious airborne virus earlier this month. The possible exposure occurred between Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, according to a notification letter from Orange County public health officials that was posted on the high school’s website. It was not immediately clear whether the infected person was a student, teacher […]

  • Parents and elected officials held a press conference in Anaheim on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. They announced a plan to convert Palm Lane Elementary School into a charter school. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Intend to Convert Elementary School in Anaheim Into Charter School

    A group of parents in Anaheim announced their intention to turn Palm Lane Elementary School into a charter school. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

  • In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Snyder laughs after being asked about adding chicken to the menu. (Credit: KTLA)

    Reclusive In-N-Out Heiress Appears at Grand Opening of New Anaheim Location

    Lynsi Snyder, the 32-year-old reclusive billionaire owner of In-N-Out Burger, appeared at the grand opening of a new Anaheim location to honor of her late grandmother and co-founder Esther Snyder’s birthday Wednesday. Lynsi Snyder cut the ribbon herself, officially opening the 300th In-N-Out Burger restaurant, which is located on State College Boulevard and Ball Road (map). Esther and Harry Snyder founded the company back in 1948 and ran it until their deaths. Since inheriting the $1.1 billion company, Lynsi Snyder has […]

  • A 2013 photo of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    LAX Passenger Volume Reaches 14-Year High as Los Angeles Tourism Surges

    Local tourism in 2014 set its fourth record in as many years, city officials announced Tuesday, and Los Angeles International Airport exceeded its 14-year-old peak for airline travel and is now the nation’s second-busiest airport. The airport handled more than 70 million passengers last year, far surpassing a record of 67.3 million travelers set in 2000, according to economic data released at a news conference at LAX. The number of visitors to L.A. rose to 43.4 million, a significant gain […]

  • Dozens of residents of Montebello apartment complex had been without gas or hot water for six days as of Monday after technicians discovered gas leaks affecting half of the building's 200 units. (Credit; KTLA)

    Dozens of Apartment Tenants in Montebello Without Gas, Hot Water for Nearly a Week

    Dozens of residents of Montebello apartment complex had been without gas or hot water for six days as of Monday after technicians discovered gas leaks affecting half of the building`s 200 units. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

  • Michelle Edgar holds her son, Jimmy. The Edgar family's Wal-Mart layaway bill was paid off by an anonymous stranger. (Credit: WBBH)

    Anonymous ‘Layaway Angel’ Pays Off Florida Family’s Wal-Mart Bill in Time for Christmas

    An anonymous “layaway angel” paid off a Florida family’s Wal-Mart bill, ensuring the Edgar children will receive gifts this Christmas. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.  

  • Sandbags are seen outside a home in Glendora, where January's Colby Fire left a burn area vulnerable to mudslides. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record-Setting Rainstorm Soaks SoCal, Triggers Evacuations in Some Areas

    Rain showers continued to soak Southern California late into the night on Wednesday, one day after a record-setting Pacific storm prompted mudslides, flash-flood watches and evacuations in some areas. The storm dumped 1.21 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, 1.04 inches in Long Beach, and 1.14 inches in Lancaster, eclipsing records set in 1961, according to the National Weather Service. At Los Angeles International Airport, 1.12 inches of rainfall was measured, surpassing 1966’s record total. Another wave […]