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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
  • Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings starts a rush during the game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Kings Player Slava Voynov Suspended After Arrest on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence after a neighbor reporting hearing a woman screaming and crying at his Redondo Beach home. He was suspended in definitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to a National Hockey League statement. In a statement, the Kings said the team supports the NHL’s decision to suspend Voynov. “These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the statement read. “We will continue […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is shown in a photo provided by family members.

    Body of CSUN Student Missing for a Month Found Off 10 Freeway in Palm Desert

    The body of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia was found off the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities confirmed Friday, exactly a month after the 23-year-old disappeared. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi has last been seen at his home in Northridge Sept. 17. He was the subject of an LAPD missing persons investigation in which the FBI was assisting. A male body was found just before midnight off the 10 Freeway east of Cook Street in Palm Desert (map), according to […]

  • A noose was found hanging from a tree on the campus of Mayfair High School in Lakewood.

    Noose Found Hanging From Tree at Mayfair High School in Lakewood

    A football rivalry between Bellflower and Mayfair high schools was being blamed for hate-related incidents on both campuses in the past two days. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

  • Albert Frank Jr. was last seen on the evening on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: SBCSD)

    Adelanto Boy, 8, Found in Victorville After Being Reported Missing

    An 8-year-old Adelanto boy who was called “critically missing” was found safe at a friend’s home in Victorville after an active search Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Albert Frank Jr. was reported missing about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by a family member. He had last been seen Tuesday evening near the intersection of Jonathan Street and White Avenue in Adelanto (map). The area is a residential neighborhood off U.S. 395. There was no indication the boy had […]

  • A new 100 foot bridge was put in place above Highway 38 on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    New Bridge Aids Boy Scouts in Safely Crossing Highway 38

    A new 100 foot long bridge was put in place Wednesday to help boy scouts safely cross State Highway 38 in Barton Flats. Courtney Friel reports from Barton Flats for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Part of an upcoming exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana was unveiled on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Centerpiece of New Exhibit Unveiled at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

    The centerpiece of a new exhibit scheduled to open on Oct. 19 was unveiled at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Thursday. Courtney Friel reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 9, 2014.

  • Two cars crashed following a pursuit on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Alleged Burglars in Custody Following O.C. Pursuit, Crash

    Four people were taken into custody after a pursuit ended in a crash on the 5 Freeway Santa Ana on Wednesday. The chase began in Laguna Hills at about 11 a.m. when sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a white Audi SUV with four alleged burglars inside, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The driver refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that lasted about 30 minutes before crashing into a white Chevy Volt on the 5 Freeway near the […]

  • Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade arrives at a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    As Vice President Biden’s 2-Day Trip to Los Angeles Concludes, President Obama’s Visit Looms; Traffic to Be Impacted

    For the second straight day, Vice President Joe Biden’s Los Angeles visit was expected to tie up traffic during the morning commute as a number of street closures went into effect on Tuesday. The vice president was in the area Monday to attend fundraisers for Democratic candidates ahead of next month’s important midterm elections. On Tuesday morning, he was scheduled to join Mayor Eric Garcetti at a roundtable discussion at the LA Baking Company in Lincoln Heights on the issue […]

  • Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending children to hospitals as the disease spreads across the country, health officials say. (Credit: CDC)

    Enterovirus D68 Hits Los Angeles County; Child in 2nd Case Had Partial Paralysis

    Two children have been diagnosed with enterovirus D68 in Los Angeles County, including one who was treated with symptoms of partial paralysis, health officials said Wednesday. Miller Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Wendy Dow said early Wednesday that a case of the virus was treated at the Long Beach hospital. The case, first reported Tuesday evening, marked the county’s first case confirmed instance of a virus that’s been recently spreading across the nation. It was not immediately clear whether the child had been released, […]