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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
  • 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 […]

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    USC Students React to Slurred Speech, Expletive Used by Football Coach Steve Sarkisian

    University of Southern California students reacted Monday to a slurred speech in which head football Coach Steve Sarkisian used an expletive while addressing a crowd during an annual event on campus over the weekend. Courtney Friel reports from Exposition Park for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 24, 2015.

  • Water flows from a water main break in Newport Beach on Aug. 19, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Multiple Vehicles Submerged After Water Main Breaks in Newport Beach

    Multiple vehicles inside a Newport Beach parking garage were destroyed after being submerged when a water main broke in Newport Beach on Wednesday, Irvine Ranch Water District officials said. Water flowed from the broken 10-inch main and into the garage, located in the 4100 block of MacArthur Boulevard (map), beginning around 1:45 a.m., the officials said. The parking garage appeared to be for local office buildings, one of which did not have power following the break. Less than a million […]

  • Andrew Macias teared up suddenly as he talked to KTLA about his his first day of pre-kindergarten in East L.A. on Aug. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAUSD Students Head Back to School, Prompting Both Excitement and Tears

    Summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students who headed back to the classroom for the first day of school Tuesday, and the occasion brought mixed emotions in some students. The nation’s second-largest district is hoping to get off to a smooth start after many students were left without class assignments at the beginning of 2014 due to a malfunctioning records system. But for the younger students, it’s the smaller picture that was in focus Tuesday. “Different […]

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    LAUSD Students, Teachers Prepare for First Day of School Tuesday

    Students and teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District were making final preparations Monday in anticipation of Tuesday’s first day of school. Courtney Friel reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 17, 2015.

  • A "Hot Car Safety" sign is seen at a demonstration held by officials in Redlands on Aug. 12, 2015.

    As Heat Wave Approaches SoCal, Officials Demonstrate Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

    As a heat wave approached Southern California Wednesday, officials in Redlands gathered to warn the public about the dangers of leaving children in a hot car. Courtney Friel reports from Redlands for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 12, 2015.

  • The Beverly Hills High School lacrosse field is seen in this image from Google Maps.

    Arsenic Discovered Under Lacrosse Field at Beverly Hills High School

    A potentially dangerous amount of arsenic was discovered about 8 feet below the surface of the Beverly Hills High School lacrosse field. The field remained closed off Tuesday as students arrived at school. Courtney Friel reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 11, 2015.