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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
  • A woman is seen near the front door of the Federal Building during a standoff with authorities Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman in Custody Following Bomb Threat at Federal Building in Downtown L.A.

    A woman who claimed to have a bomb in front of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles was taken into custody after a standoff with police, who called for the building’s evacuation on Wednesday. The incident began about noon outside the building located in the 300 block of North Los Angeles Street (map) when authorities responded to a suspicious package call, according to Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department. Video showed a woman with a backpack standing on the […]

  • German Monrreal, 19, Mario Godina, 19 (center), and Estavan Castillo, 20 (Right), are seen in images provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    3 Suspects Sought in South El Monte Fire That Left Young Mother, 2 Others Dead

    Investigators asked the public for help Tuesday in their search for three suspects allegedly involved in a fatal fire at a South El Monte business last month that left three people dead, including the mother of two young girls. The three victims were attending a birthday gathering at a tire shop in the 1200 block of Santa Anita Avenue (map) on April 25 when a group of men threw molotov cocktails into the building, trapping the trio inside, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives […]

  • The Los Angeles Football Club president and owner Tom Penn, and executive chairman and owner Peter Guber, managing partner and owner Henry Nguyen, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and additional owners Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mia Hamm Garciaparra, Chad Hurley, Tony Robbins and others attend a press conference to announce the new Los Angeles MLS team and ownership group at Siren Studios on October 30, 2014, in Hollywood. (Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LAFC)

    Expansion MLS Team Los Angeles Football Club to Build Arena in Exposition Park

    The expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to construct the country’s most expensive privately financed soccer stadium on the site of the Sports Arena in Exposition Park, making it the first open-air professional sports venue to be built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962. The $250-million complex, covering 15 acres in the shadow of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, would include a conference center, restaurants and a soccer museum. At its center would be a 22,000-seat stadium, home to […]

  • LADWP crews work to repair a water main in Beverly Grove on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another Water Main Bursts in Beverly Grove Area; 4th in 4 Days

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were called Wednesday to repair the fourth broken water main in the Beverly Grove area in the past four days. Courtney Friel reports from Beverly Grove for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 13, 2015. Correction: The video embedded above includes an incorrect job title. Chastity Irizarry should have been identified as the head of public relations for tipsntrends. 

  • People explore the "Sunken City" in San Pedro. (Credit: KTLA)

    New Proposal Could Open San Pedro’s ‘Sunken City’ to Public

    An area of San Pedro known as the “Sunken City” is currently closed to the public, but a new proposal may soon allow visitors to explore the secluded property during daylight hours. Currently surrounded by an iron fence, this part of the San Pedro coastline began sliding into the ocean in 1929. Slabs of graffiti-filled concrete now fill the hillside where streets, sidewalks and bungalow homes once stood. Despite the fence and “no trespassing” signs designed to keep people off the property, it has become […]

  • A SkyWest plane made an emergency landing at LAX Monday. (Credit: KTLA)

    SkyWest Plane With Landing Gear Trouble Makes Emergency Landing at LAX

    A plane that departed from Northern California with dozens of passengers on board landed safely at LAX Monday despite being unable to deploy some of its landing gear, officials said. The SkyWest Airlines plane with 43 people aboard reported “problems” as it approached the airport to land at about 8:30 a.m., LAX spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado confirmed. The jet was unable to extend its left main landing gear before landing on runway 24L, Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said. The plane came to […]

  • A make-shift memorial was set up Wednesday at the site where an unarmed  29-year-old homeless man was shot and killed by police on May, 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Chief Beck: No ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’ to Justify Venice Fatal Police Shooting

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday addressed the death of an unarmed homeless man fatally shot by an officer following a confrontation near the historic Venice sign, saying the shooting concerned him and an investigation was underway. Brendon Glenn, 29, was the individual killed by police late Tuesday night, according to a man who runs the Teen Project’s drop-in center for homeless youth in Venice. Beck said in a Wednesday afternoon news conference that he had reviewed video of the […]

  • 5th graders from North Hills sing at The Capitol Records Building on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    5th Graders From North Hills Record Beatles Song at Capitol Records Building

    A group of elementary school kids from North Hills had the opportunity Tuesday to record a Beatles song at the famous Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Courtney Friel reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 5, 2015.

  • A still from surveillance video taken at a gas station in Palmdale shows a man with a $75,000 ticket on March 25, 2015. He was actually a state inspector, according to a lottery spokesman.

    Lottery ‘Winner’ Who Was Given $75 Instead of $75,000 Was Undercover Inspector

    A Palmdale gas station has been placed under investigation after a lottery ticket that should have returned a $75,000 reward earned its holder — who was actually a state inspector — only $75 in cash, a California lottery official said Monday. The gas station released surveillance video of the purported winner on Sunday in an effort to identify the man and reward him his rightful earnings, the station’s manager said. Various Los Angeles-area news outlets ran the story, reporting that the gas […]