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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
  • The conclusion of a road rage shooting and police pursuit is shown on June 17, 2018, in South Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Investigate Possible Gang Related Road Rage Shooting With Family Shot at, Cars Crashed, 2 in Custody in South L.A.

    Authorities continue to investigate a possible gang related road rage shooting that resulted in a family of three shot at, some cars heavily damaged and two people out of four taken into custody Saturday night in South Los Angeles. No one was injured in the road rage incident where one of the suspects fired shots into the vehicle of the family around 3:30 p.m. at 3939 Coco Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Don Byeon. LAPD officers later found […]

  • ‘Becoming Los Angeles’ Exhibit to Reopen at National History Museum of L.A. County

    The permanent exhibition “Becoming Los Angeles” at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Exposition Park will reopen to the public on Friday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 30, 2018.

  • Sarah Gomez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Ontario Police Department on May 29, 2018.

    Mother Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Running Over Her 7-Month-Old Daughter: Ontario Police

    A mother was taken into police custody early Tuesday after she allegedly struck her boyfriend and their 7-month-old daughter with a car, injuring the father and killing the child. Sarah Gomez, 19,  was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the Ontario Police Department tweeted. The incident happened on the driveway of a residence in the 500 block of West D Street around midnight, Sgt. Jeff Higbee said. Investigators believed the infant’s mother and 21-year-old father had been drinking […]

  • An undated photo shows Jen Duffy, with her 6-year-old son Xavier Duffy, walking through veteran's graves at Los Angeles National Cemetery after placing a flag and paying her respects. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Area Events Honor America’s Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

    On Monday, Angelenos will honor America’s fallen service members with a host of Memorial Day events, including, cemetery ceremonies, parades and flyovers. The tradition of dedicating a specific day to remember those who died in military service started after the Civil War. During its first observance in 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, because Americans adorned the graves of the dead with flowers. The tradition evolved to include other types of remembrances and veterans from all wars. In 1967, […]

  • Eiden Cortez is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Fundraiser for 3-Year-Old Boy Killed By Suspected DUI Driver in South L.A.

    A fundraiser was held on Saturday to pay for the funeral of 3-year-old Eiden Cortez who was killed on Sunday by a suspected drunken driver in South Los Angeles. Cortez was walking with his mother in the area of West 92nd and South Figueroa when he was struck and killed. George Edward Milton Jr., 32, of Gardena was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other charges, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Courtney Friel […]

  • Honey Hollow Elementary School in Moreno Valley is seen on May 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Moreno Valley School District Sued After 3rd-Grader Allegedly Sexually Assaulted a Classmate With Special Needs

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Moreno Valley Unified School District after a third-grader was accused of sexually assaulting a classmate with special needs, the alleged victim’s mother told KTLA on Wednesday. Akeila Lundy filed a complaint against the school district in March for negligence and violations of civil rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The abuse happened multiple times during the second semester of the 2017 school year at Honey Hollow Elementary School in Moreno Valley, according […]

  • An undated photo provided by her family shows Ashley Flores.

    Misrouted 911 Call Led to Lynwood Girl’s Death, Complaint Against L.A. County Claims

    A complaint filed against Los Angeles County on Tuesday claims a misrouted 911 call led to a Lynwood girl’s death. Ashley Flores, 11, died after having difficulty breathing due to asthma at her home the afternoon of Dec. 24, 2017, according to the lawyers representing her family. Her 16-year-old sister, Dulce, called 911 multiple times and was put on hold before being connected to a fire station, where nobody answered, a statement from the law offices of Vicki Sarmiento said. […]

  • Jose Chavez is shown in an undated photo provided by his family on May 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family of Man Who Died After Encounter With LAPD in South L.A. Files Wrongful Death Claim Against City

    The family of a man who died after an encounter with Los Angeles Police Department officers in South L.A. earlier this month has filed a wrongful death claim against the city. The incident occurred on May 6, when police received a call about a possible prowler in the 4400 block of Towne Avenue. While the officers were taking Jose Chavez into custody, police said he became agitated and used a Taser and beanbag rounds in an attempt to subdue him. Chavez, […]

  • Denis Alcazar is shown in a photo released by the Glendale Police Department on May 16, 2018.

    School Bus Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child; Other Victims Sought: Glendale Police

    A school bus driver has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident being investigated as a sexual assault of a 4-year-old special needs girl, and investigators believe there are other victims, Glendale police said Wednesday. Denis Alcazar, 34, of Los Angeles was arrested on May 2, a week after a warrant was filed for him, on suspicion of false imprisonment and substantial sexual conduct with a child under 14, police said. Glendale police began an investigation on Oct. […]