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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.

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    Heat Wave Knocks Out Power to Thousands of Southern California Customers

    Thousands of Southern California residents were left without power Tuesday as a brutal heat wave continued to bake the region, utility company officials said. Some 5,500 customers — including residences and businesses — scattered across Los Angeles were affected as of 2 p.m. Most would probably have power restored by the evening, Department of Water and Power officials said. Though the cause of the outages are being investigated, the heat wave that has sent temperatures skyrocketing into the triple digits […]

  • One person was killed after a driver was unable to avoid hitting a bicyclist and crashed into a building in Compton on June 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Bicyclist, Compton Building

    One person was killed after a van crashed into a bicyclist and a building in Compton, officials said Monday. The crash was reported about 10:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of East Compton Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver tried to avoid hitting the bicyclist but was unable to and crashed into the building, officials said. The bicyclist was declared dead at the scene. The bicyclist was declared dead at the scene […]

  • The site of a controversial basketball court planned for Runyon Canyon Park is seen on April 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Basketball Court Plan in Runyon Canyon Expected to Get Scrapped

    In November, Los Angeles gave the OK for a private donor to build a badly needed retaining wall in Runyon Canyon Park, along with a basketball court that would bear his company’s logo. On Wednesday — in the wake of a public outcry, as well as a lawsuit from a group of neighbors of the very popular, very heavily used open space — the city is expected to rescind its approval. That the Board of Recreation and Parks commissioners will […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officials released these photos of Joaquin Diaz Orgaz, who has been charged with sexually abusing two former students.

    LAUSD Special Education Teacher’s Aide Charged on Suspicion of Sexually Abusing Two Boys

    A special education teacher’s aide who worked at several Los Angeles Unified School District campuses has been charged on suspicion sexually abusing two boys over a six-year period, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials said Tuesday. Joaquin Diaz Orgaz, 44, of Woodland Hills, was charged on May 27 with two counts of continuous sexual abuse and one count of kidnapping for child molesting, according to a DA news release. Diaz Orgaz pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to return to court on June 28. […]

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    Teen Arrested in Stabbing Death of West Hills Woman Who Took Him Into Her Family Home

    Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after a West Hills woman was found stabbed to death in her family’s home the previous day. Relatives discovered the woman’s body about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home in the 7100 block of Shadow Ridge, said Detective Dave Peteque of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 53-year-old victim, later identified as Connie Cajulis, was found stabbed to death in the living room of the home, Peteque said. Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with […]

  • Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration's assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. (Credit: From TSA)

    TSA Security Chief Removed From Position in Wake of Scrutiny

    Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration’s assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee’s official Twitter account. “UPDATE: Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagement at TSA,” the committee tweeted. The House Oversight Committee conducted a hearing on TSA’s operations on May […]

  • Bernie Sanders speaks at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on May 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bernie Sanders Draws Huge Crowds at SoCal Rallies in Lincoln Heights, Santa Monica

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held two rallies in the Los Angeles area Monday as he continues his campaign swing through California ahead of the June 7 primary. The first of two events was held at Lincoln Park, which is located in the 3501 Valley Blvd. in Lincoln Heights, according to a news release from the Sanders campaign. Doors opened at 9 a.m., with long lines to get in forming before then, video from the scene showed. “Our campaign … is […]

  • Fuel tank ET-94 is seen as it arrives in Marina del Rey on May 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Space Shuttle External Fuel Tank Arrives in Marina del Rey

    The external fuel tank slated to join the space shuttle Endeavour on display at the California Science Center arrived in Marina del Rey Wednesday morning. The 15-story tall tank, dubbed ET-94, will navigate its way through the streets of Los Angeles County later this week, according to a news release from Supervisor Don Knabe. Beginning Wednesday, the public is welcome to come to Marina del Rey to view the tank until it begins its move the Science Center on Friday. […]

  • Authorities responded to an oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grand Jury Indicts Texas Pipeline Company, Employee in Refugio State Beach Oil Spill

    A grand jury has indicted an oil pipeline company and one of its employees on criminal charges related to a massive oil spill last year in Santa Barbara County, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted on 46 criminal charges, including four felony counts, while a single employee of the Houston-based company was indicted on three criminal charges relating to the 2015 spill, according to Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Joyce Dudley. Both […]