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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
  • ‘I’m Just Doing What I’m Supposed to Be Doing,’ L.A. County Foster Dad Who Cares for Terminally Ill Kids Says After Receiving Honor

    An Azusa man who has devoted more than two decades his life to caring for foster children, many of them terminally ill, was honored for his work by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Mohamed Bzeek — who says every child deserves to have a family — has helped some of the neediest children in the county’s foster care system over the years. The county’s Department of Children and Family Services oversees about 35,000 children, approximately 600 of […]

  • Water Main Break Leads to Sinkhole in Baldwin Hills Area

    A water main break in the Baldwin Hills area early Monday appears to have caused a sinkhole, according to the Los Angeles Department of Power. The water main break was reported about 3:15 a.m. in the area of 3500 West Boulevard, said Terry Schinder of the DWP. About 20 customers have been affected and are without water, Schinder said. Officials said the water will remain shut off through 5 p.m. Monday. “The sinkhole resulted from a 6-inch main break, it […]

  • Jury Selection to Begin in Retrial of Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca

    The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke and no fire. Now, with a retrial set to open this week, Baca’s defense team is ready to mount another defense, but this time under even more daunting odds. All but one of the 12 jurors in Baca’s first trial in December voted to acquit him of […]

  • ‘Known Gang Member’ Suspected of Killing Police Officer in Whittier, Cousin in East L.A.

    The man suspected of killing a police officer in Whittier and his own cousin in East Los Angeles was identified on Tuesday afternoon as 26-year-old Michael Christopher Mejia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Mejia, who was released from Pelican Bay State Prison last April, is suspected of fatally shooting Whittier Police Department Officer Keith Boyer and 47-year-old Roy Roger Torres in two separate incidents that happened hours apart on Monday, according to the department. Torres was shot to death […]

  • Early Release Laws Under Scrutiny Following Whittier Officer’s Death

    Early release laws passed by California voters are under scrutiny after a known gang member shot and killed a Whittier Police officer Monday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 21, 2017.

  • Family Pleads for Stolen Photos After Westchester Home Burglarized During Termite Fumigation

    A family in Westchester is asking for the public’s assistance after a thief stole family photos during a termite fumigation of their home. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Feb. 20, 2017.

  • Day Care Owner in Rancho Cucamonga Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting 5-Year-Old Girl: Police

    A day care owner in Rancho Cucamonga has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, officials announced Monday. Jose Guzman, 41, was arrested Monday in connection with an incident that occurred on Feb. 10, according the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. The victim told her mother that Guzman sexually assaulted her, police said. Guzman and his wife have operated Guzman/Villarial Family Child Care since 2012, police said. Detectives searched Guzman’s home and took him in for questioning. He was eventually arrested on […]

  • Doctor Speaks Out Against Reopening of Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Following Gas Leak

    A doctor spoke out Wednesday against reopening the Aliso Canyon storage facility following a gas leak he says sickened patients who live in the Porter Ranch area. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 8, 2017.

  • School Bus Carrying Special Education Students Crashes, Overturns in Lancaster

    A man was hospitalized and several students were injured after a school bus collided with another vehicle in Lancaster Tuesday morning. The crash occurred about 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of 20th Street East and East Lancaster Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. The bus was traveling eastbound on Lancaster Boulevard and a Cadillac was going northbound on 20th Street East when the two collided in the intersection, CHP Sgt. Brian Robinson said. The crash caused the school bus to […]