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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 Father of 3 Shot Dead in South L.A. Plead for Gunman’s Apprehension; $10K Reward Offered

    The family of a 45-year-old man who was fatally shot while coaching his son’s basketball team outside a South L.A. home held a press conference Wednesday to make a public appeal for information that could lead to the arrest of the gunman. Lester Scott Virgil was preparing his 12-year-old son and his teammates for an upcoming tournament on Aug. 5, 2016, when around 5:45 p.m. a car stopped in front of the house and a passenger got out with a […]

  • Woman’s Body Found in Car on 10 Freeway in El Monte; Lanes Reopened After Hourslong Investigation

    A woman’s body has been found in a car stopped along the side of the 10 Freeway in El Monte Tuesday morning, prompting an hourslong closure of eastbound lanes that severely snarled traffic for about nine hours. Investigators were called to the scene after a tow truck driver spotted the car, a white 2011 Chevy Malibu, crashed into a wall along the freeway’s right shoulder near Peck Road and decided to render aid, CHP Officer Chris Baldonado said. The truck driver called 911 after […]

  • Gunman in San Bernardino School Shooting Had Been Married to Slain Teacher Less Than 3 Months: Police

    A 53-year-old man who walked into a San Bernardino elementary school classroom and opened fire was targeting his estranged wife, the teacher, to whom he had only been married a few months, authorities said. Cedric Anderson walked onto campus at North Park Elementary under the guise of dropping something off for his wife but instead pulled out a large-caliber revolver and opened fire on her without saying a word, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Karen Smith, 53, […]

  • Riverside Home Searched in Connection With San Bernardino School Shooting

    Police responded to a home in southern Riverside Monday in connection with a murder-suicide in San Bernardino that left two adults and one elementary school student dead and another student critically wounded. Video from the scene of the search showed San Bernardino Police Department SWAT officers responding to the home in the 19000 block of Mount Wasatch Drive on Monday afternoon. A police source confirmed to KTLA that the response was connected to the investigation into the shooting at North Park Elementary School. […]

  • Students leave North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino amid a heavy police presence following a shooting on April 10, 2017. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

    North Park Elementary Parents Faced Hourslong Wait Before Being Reunited With Students After Shooting

    Parents faced an agonizing delay and some confusion in San Bernardino Monday as they waited to be reunited with children who were evacuated from North Park Elementary School after a murder-suicide on campus that left two adults and a student dead and another student critically injured. Parents headed to Cajon High School, at 1200 West Hill Drive, where students were eventually bused and released. The students were greeted by cheers, high-fives and hugs when they arrived. “That sense of relief, that she’s OK, there’s nothing […]

  • Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens Raided by Federal Authorities

    Federal agents raided the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens Tuesday morning in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation. The agents, part of a multi-agency financial crime task force, were serving a federal search warrant, according to a statement from Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Unnamed law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times the raid was part of an ongoing probe into possible money laundering in which players may have […]

  • Pulitzer-Winning L.A.-Based AP Photographer Nick Ut, Who Took Iconic Vietnam War Photo, Retires After 51 Years

    Famed Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1972 photo that became an iconic image of the Vietnam War, is retiring after a half-century in journalism. Los Angeles-based Ut’s last day with the wire service was Wednesday. It was his 66th birthday. When Ut was 21, he was working for AP in his native Vietnam when he took a photo of a naked 9-year-old girl fleeing her village after a napalm attack. He saw that […]

  • ‘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 […]