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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
  • Los Angeles firefighters are seen on the roof of a single-story strip mall in East Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Extinguish Strip-Mall Fire in East Hollywood; Woman Taken to Hospital in ‘Extremely Grave’ Condition

    Eighty-four firefighters Wednesday morning extinguished a strip-mall fire in East Hollywood that left a woman in “extremely grave” condition, officials said. The blaze broke out about 7:11 a.m. and burned in the attic of a single-story structure in the 4800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard (map), said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters at the scene assisted one female patient, Humphrey said. Aerial video showed the victim, lying on a stretcher, being wheeled away from the […]

  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]

  • The storm was welcomed at Snow Summit in Big Bear on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Storm Brings Much-Needed Rain, Snow to SoCal, Prompts Health Advisory at Beaches

    A storm that moved east across Southern California Sunday and Monday brought snow to the local mountains, and rain to the parched region, prompting a public health advisory for beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Since the storm began Sunday, up to 2 inches of rain fell in some spots in the L.A. County mountains, with most valley areas seeing a half-inch or less through 8 a.m. Monday. Scattered showers and more snow in the mountains were expected through […]

  • File photo of a gasoline pump resting in the tank of a car in San Anselmo, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    SoCal Gas Prices on the Rise Again

    Gas prices in Southern California are beginning to climb again. Courtney Friel reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.   

  • A missing 70-year-old hiker was located near San Antonio Falls on Feb. 11, 2015. Search-and-rescue crews continued to look for his brother. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Men in Their 70s Found Safe After Going Missing During Mount Baldy Hike

    Two Chino Hills hikers in their 70s who went missing overnight near Mount Baldy were located and were safe Wednesday. The men, ages 70 and 72, left from Chino Hills for a day hike around 5 a.m. Tuesday and were expected to return home between 3 and 4 p.m., family told the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, according to a department news release. Family contacted the Sheriff’s Department Tuesday and deputies from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station responded to Mount Baldy (map) around  at 7:27 […]

  • A makeshift memorial for Daniella Palacios, a 44-year-old mother of eight, who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash as she rode her bike in Anaheim last fall. (Credit: Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times)

    New L.A. Alert System Designed to Address Hit-and-Run ‘Epidemic’

    Los Angeles is launching a hit-and-run alert system that will publish information on social media about cars and drivers linked to fatal and other severe hit-and-runs. City Hall officials announced the move Tuesday. The city of L.A. sees about 20,000 hit-and-run collisions a year. The majority result only in property damage. But in 2014, 27 people died in hit-and-run crashes in Los Angeles, and 144 others were severely injured, the city said. Publicizing a make, model, color and license plate […]

  • LAPD put multiple firearms on display on Feb. 9, 2015. They were recovered in a search warrant connected to a fatal August shooting in Pacoima. (Credit: KTLA

    LAPD Displays Lethal Weapons Connected to Pacoima Killing

    A collection of firearms linked to a gang allegedly involved in an Aug. 15 fatal drive-by shooting in Pacoima was on display by LAPD on Monday. Courtney Friel reports from Pacoima for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Marion “Suge” Knight was arraigned Feb. 3, 2015, pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder in a Compton courtroom. (Credit: pool)

    ‘Suge’ Knight Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, Is Hospitalized

    Influential hip-hop producer Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized shortly after pleading not guilty Tuesday to murder and attempted murder charges following a deadly hit-and-run in Compton. Knight, 49, was complaining of chest pain, according to Jay Gardner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reported Knight had a panic attack, publishing images showing an ambulance leaving the Compton courthouse where he entered his not-guilty plea. Knight is a three-strikes candidate and faces life in prison if convicted. The […]

  • Authorities were searching for a man suspected of stealing a truck in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Accused of Trying to Hit Deputy With Stolen Truck Surrenders After Standoff in Newhall

    A man accused of trying to use a stolen landscaping truck to run over a deputy in earlier in the day, prompting the deputy to fire at the vehicle, was arrested Monday night after barricading himself inside a home in Newhall. The earlier incident, described by authorities as a “non-hit shooting,” took place at about 8:46 a.m., according to a Sheriff’s Department tweet. After a search that lasted several hours, the man escaped a perimeter that was set up to try to […]