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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
  • Family of Riverside County Liquor Store That Sold $447.8 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Says Prize Is a ‘Game Changer’

    The owners of a liquor store in Riverside County who sold the winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million got a prize of their own Monday. The ticket that had all the winning numbers drawn in Saturday’s Powerball was sold to at least one customer at Marietta Liquor & Deli, located at 27985 Bradley Road in Sun City, an area of Menifee, lottery officials said in a news release. For selling the winning ticket, the liquor store received a $1 million […]

  • Mother Saves Children From Ladera Heights House Fire by Throwing Them Out Window

    As flames raged through a Ladera Heights residence early Tuesday, a mother desperate to save her children from the fire tossed them out of a second-floor window before jumping to safety out of the burning structure. The fire erupted shortly before 1 a.m. at a two-story residence in the area of Corning and Slauson avenues, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Brown. It began downstairs and spread to the second floor. By the time firefighters from […]

  • ‘Rumble Strips’ to Be Placed on Chatsworth Street in Effort to Deter Speed Racing

    The Los Angeles City Council has approved a pilot program to install “rumble strips” on the “Canoga Speedway” as they attempt to deter illegal street racing in Chatsworth. Courtney Friel reports from Chatsworth for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 24, 2017.

  • $50,000 Reward Offered in Santa Ana Shooting Death of 24-Year-Old Innocent Bystander Dumped on Tustin Front Lawn

    Family members and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman who fatally shot an innocent bystander during a gang-related shooting in Santa Ana. The body of Jose Peralta, 24, was found around 6 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor in the front lawn of a home in the 600 block of West Main Street in Tustin. Investigators say Peralta was an innocent bystander shot in the 200 block of South Cedar Street in Santa Ana while inside a parked car, […]

  • California Legislators Plan to ‘Phase Out Styrofoam Food Containers’ Statewide

    California lawmakers advocated for the Ocean Pollution Reduction Act, a bill that will include a statewide ban on “Styrofoam food packaging” that cannot be recycled or composted, on Monday at the University of California- Los Angeles. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 22, 2017.

  • Dozens of Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Taken Into Custody in 50 Raids Across L.A. County

    It is 4:00 a.m., and a dozen ATF agents have poured out of an armored vehicle, preparing to break open the front and back doors of an inconspicuous store just outside downtown Los Angeles. They suspect that storefront is a hub for the notorious MS-13 street gang. Rifle-wielding officers suited in body armor and helmets appear ready for combat. They go in, but there is no violence. With the element of surprise on their side, agents peacefully take a half […]

  • 7,000 Roosters Found in Remote Val Verde Canyon in Largest Cockfighting Seizure in U.S. History: LASD

    The largest seizure of cockfighting birds in U.S. history took place this week after a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigation led to a raid at a remote canyon, authorities said. An “extensive rescue” operation began Monday in Val Verde, an unincorporated area of the Santa Clarita Valley. Some 7,000 birds that had been used illegally were seized, authorities said at a Tuesday news conference at the sheriff’s downtown L.A. headquarters. Guns and illegal drugs were also seized. The Sheriff’s Department estimated the value of […]

  • 20 Years After Teen’s Death, Big Bear Parents Hear Her Heart Beating Inside Transplant Recipient

    Their 18-year-old daughter died 20 years ago on May 15 after being struck by a car on the way to her friends’ house, but Daniel and Shirley Mason were able to hear her beating heart on Monday when they met the woman whose life it saved for the first time. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 15, 2017.

  • Threatening Words Found at South L.A. Auto Shop Where Several Cars Caught Fire

    Threatening words were found spray-painted on a wall and a garage door outside a West Adams neighborhood auto repair shop where several cars caught fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire outside Richard’s Auto Repair in the 3500 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard about 2:43 a.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. Five vehicles were damaged in the fire, but firefighters managed to keep the flames from spreading to nearly two dozen others, Scott said. […]