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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
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    L.A. Firefighter Sentenced in Caught-on-Camera Beating of Woman Feeding Cats

    A former Los Angeles city firefighter found guilty of beating a woman who was feeding stray cats in the West Adams neighborhood was sentenced on Tuesday to 180 days in jail, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. Ian Justin Eulian, 39, also received three years of probation, 25 days of Caltrans work and one year of anger management classes during his sentencing in L.A. County Superior Court, the DA’s office said in a news release. Eulian apologized to […]

  • The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is hosting a ribbon cutting to unveil the new facility on June 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family Shelter Reopens in Northridge After Being Burned in Fire

    One year after being burned in a devastating fire, a family shelter reopened its doors on Monday. The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is hosting a ribbon cutting to unveil the new facility. Courtney Friel reports from Northridge for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on June 29, 2015.

  • A surveillance video images released by the Los Angeles Police Department showed a take-over armed robbery at a Koreatown jewelry store on June 18, 2015.

    Robbers Armed With Guns, Sledgehammers Stage Violent Take-Over Robbery at Koreatown Jewelry Store

    Ten people were arrested in connection with a “violent and coordinated” takeover robbery at a jewelry store in Koreatown that was recorded on surveillance video, police announced Thursday. The heist occurred around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Cross Jewelry store inside the Korean Town Center Mall in the 900 block of South Western Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities compared it to the movie “Ocean’s Eleven” due to the number of suspects and the […]

  • Giovanni and his mother attended a police news conference on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Police Pool Money to Replace Leg Braces Stolen From Boy With Cerebral Palsy

    Police were searching Wednesday for the thief who broke into a woman’s car and stole the orthopedic leg braces belonging to her 9-year-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy. The break-in was discovered around 6:30 a.m. on June 9 by the boy’s mother Analilia Ramirez, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The thief  stole several items, including the vehicle’s battery and miscellaneous tools worth over $250, police said at a news conference Wednesday. But the biggest loss were Giovanni’s […]

  • Left to right, Oussama Mimouni, Joy Williams, Michael Bishop, and Rodrick Brumfield, are all shown in booking photos released by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2015.

    Camarillo Home Invasion Leads to Arrest of 4 Suspected in L.A.-Based Burglary Ring

    A home invasion robbery in Camarillo led investigators in three counties to identify four Los Angeles residents believed to be part of a crime ring responsible for more than two dozen residential burglaries in California and Nevada, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday. The investigation began after the March 31 robbery on Modesto Avenue in Camarillo, where two men forced their way into the home and assaulted two homeowners in their 80s. The men fled without taking property, and […]

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    Fire Officials Prepare for ‘Very Active and Dangerous’ Fire Season

    Fire officials expressed concerns Monday about what is expected to be a “very active and dangerous” fire season. Chris Wolfe reports from Diamond Bar for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 8, 2015. More Video:

  • Fire Department and Sheriff's Department personnel were responding, along with several ambulances, to a possible riot at the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles on June 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Stabbed, 3 Other Inmates Injured in Fight That Prompted Lockdown of 2 Downtown L.A. Jails

    Two downtown Los Angeles jails were placed on lockdown Wednesday and several people were injured after a fight broke out between Latino and African-American inmates, authorities said. Twin Towers Correctional Facility and the Men’s Central Jail were locked down, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brandon Longoria said. Help had been requested for a possible riot, Longoria said about 1:15 p.m. Another deputy later said the riot occurred at the Men’s Central Jail but both facilities — which are across the street […]

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    Special Olympics World Games Coming to Los Angeles

    The Special Olympics World Games are set to take place win Los Angeles at the end of July. Courtney Friel reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 2, 2015.

  • Water barrels used to demonstrate resident usage are stacked outside the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District on Monday, June 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Bernardino Officials Urge Residents to Conserve Water

    San Bernardino officials used a visual demonstration Monday as they urged residents to conserve water. Courtney Friel reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 1, 2015.