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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
  • Former Drug Addict Reunites With Long Beach Police Officer Who Helped Her Get Sober

    Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 18, 2018.

  • Sidewalk vendor Maria Franco sells food along Maple Avenue in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in this undated photo. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

    After 5 Years, L.A. City Council Approves Plan to Legalize Street Vending

    Brick-and-mortar businesses in Los Angeles would get a chance to oppose vendors planning to set up shop on adjacent sidewalks but would not be able to turn them down outright under a revised proposal for new regulations approved Tuesday at City Hall. As L.A. crafts rules to legalize and regulate the vendors who hawk ice cream, hot dogs and other food and goods on its sidewalks, business groups have pushed for property owners to be able to decide whether vending […]

  • Officials Warn Against Buying, Using Counterfeit Cosmetics After Traces of Bacteria, Animal Waste Found in Seized Products

    Officials on Monday warned downtown Los Angeles shoppers against buying and using counterfeit cosmetics after traces of bacteria and animal waste were found in products seized during a recent bust. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 16, 2018.

  • Dozens of Low-Income LAUSD Students Get Free Prom Dresses at Annual Charity Event

    Nearly 100 low-income students — including some who are homeless — from across 30 L.A. Unified schools were gifted with prom dresses, shoes and accessories as part of an annual event put on by the Assistance League of Los Angeles. Courtney Friel reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on March 21, 2018.

  • Angel Maciel is shown in surveillance video from Oct. 29, 2017 before he was fatally shot in Arleta. (Credit: LAPD)

    Officials Offer $50K Reward for Info in October Fatal Shooting of Man Riding Skateboard in Arleta

    Officials Tuesday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of people involved in the October homicide of a man who was riding his skateboard in Arleta. Angel Maciel, 28, was riding along the 9000 block of Stanwin Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Oct. 29, 2017 when a 1998 to 2000 Green Honda Accord pulled up to him. Multiple people inside the car accosted the victim and Maciel was shot multiple times, LAPD Detective Ryan Verna said during a news […]

  • From left to right, Fabiola Dadis, Lisa Bloom and Regina Simons appear at a news conference in Woodland Hills on March 19, 2018. Dadis and Simons have accused actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault, with Bloom representing them as their attorney. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Women Detail Their Accusations of Sexual Assault by Steven Seagal

    Two women who have accused actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault detailed their experiences during a news conference Monday, saying the incidents happened when they were still in their late teens. Standing alongside their attorney Lisa Bloom, Regina Simons and Faviola Dadis explained how Seagal allegedly assaulted them years ago. Dadis travelled from the Netherlands, where she said she is now a doctoral candidate in clinical neuroscience, to appear at the news conference in Woodland Hills. Actress and model Jenny McCarthy […]

  • A banner is displayed bearing the names of the 17 Parkland victims on March 14, 2018, as students from Venice High School join others in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    SoCal Students Stream Out of Classrooms in Solidarity With National School Walkout

    Students across Southern California left their classrooms Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide walkout in support of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. The demonstrations began at 10 a.m. in each time zone for schools across the country and were expected to last for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 killed exactly one month ago during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. In anticipation of thousands of students walking out in the […]

  • DMV Cites 1 of 5 Disabled Parking Placard Users in Glendale as Part of Abuse Crackdown

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced issuing citations to 19 out of 100 people in Glendale on Tuesday as part of an operation cracking down on the misuse of placards for drivers with disabilities. Agency officials conducted the sting at a parking lot in Glendale Galleria, where one woman was cited for using a placard that belonged to her mother. “Her mom wasn’t in the premises at all,” investigator Ricardo Hernandez told KTLA. “Sometimes, we go that extra mile. […]

  • President Donald J. Trump leaves after speaking to supporters at the Atlantic Aviation Hanger in Moon Township, Pennsylvania on March 10, 2018. (Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    White House Defends Walk Back of Trump’s Gun Law Proposals, Says There’s Little Support for Age Limit Change

    The White House on Monday defended its piecemeal approach to combating gun violence and insisted President Donald Trump hasn’t entirely abandoned the idea of raising the minimum age for purchasing guns, hours after the President said there was “not much political support” for the initiative. “Right now, the President’s primary focus is on pushing through things that we know have broad bipartisan support,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “But we haven’t let go of some of those other […]