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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
  • The Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles was closed on Jan. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sixth Street Bridge Demolition to Cause 40-Hour Closure Dubbed #101SlowJam

    Demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge begins Friday night, causing a 40-hour closure of the 101 Freeway dubbed the #101SlowJam. Courtney Friel reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

  • A dog is seen being treated by a veterinarian in Southern California on Feb. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    El Niño Spurs Growth of Mushrooms That Can Sicken, Kill Dogs

    El Niño can increase the growth of mushrooms, some of which are potentially deadly if ingested by dogs, officials told KTLA Monday. Courtney Friel reports from La Crescenta for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

  • Calvin Klein's Hollywood Hills West home, left, is pictured on Feb. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Search Underway After Break-in at Hollywood Hills Home

    Four people were in custody, and one was still being sought Monday after a break-in at a home in the Hollywood Hills, according to police at the scene. Police received a call around 2 p.m. from a woman who reported that she arrived at her boss’s home at 1432 Tanager Way to find 5 people burglarizing it, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. Neighbors told KTLA fashion designer Calvin Klein lived in the area. Correction: […]

  • Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg below the knee during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, plans to run the race. She is seen training at the Hollywood Bowl on Jan. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Run 2016 Marathon

    Three years after a professional ballroom dancer lost her left leg below the knee during the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, she plans to run the race. Adrianne Haslet-Davis was a spectator during the terrorist attack that left her and more than 260 others injured, and three people dead. “I looked down and I could see that I had a large gash on my right leg, and the bottom of my foot and my ankle were missing on my […]

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    O.C. Personnel Hold Swift Water Rescue Drill

    Multiple Orange County agencies participated in a large scale swift water rescue drill on Wednesday in Santa Ana. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Jan. 13, 2016.

  • A man on a bike pedals past a messages written in chalk near the site of a May 5, 2015, fatal LAPD officer-involved shooting of a homeless man in Venice. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Chief Beck Asks Police Commission to Wait on Officer’s Shooting of Homeless Man in Venice

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck asked his civilian bosses Tuesday to delay their review of the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man while the district attorney’s office is evaluating whether to charge the officer who opened fire. Beck made the request at the weekly meeting of the city’s Police Commission, a day after The Times reported that he had recommended that Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey’s office charge the officer who killed Brendon Glenn. The chief told the Police […]

  • Police and firefighters responded in San Fernando on Jan. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot by Police in San Fernando After Pursuit Ends in Crash, Authorities Say

    A man who led officers on a short pursuit was fatally shot after he crashed his vehicle into another car in a San Fernando intersection on Monday, police said. The incident began about 11:55 a.m., when authorities initiated the chase for an unknown reason, according to San Fernando Police Department Chief Anthony Vairo. The pursuit terminated a block away, at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Hubbard Street, when the driver’s vehicle crashed into another car, he stated. It […]

  • Mexico's Attorney General released a recent photo of escapee Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on July 13, 2015.

    El Chapo’s Fate in Question Following Arrest, Publication of Sean Penn Interview

    First came the arrest, then the publication of a bombshell interview in a mountainous Mexican jungle, and now the extradition process. Mexican forces recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman last week, six months after his prison escape. But despite the end of his freedom, a circus was just beginning. In an article published Saturday, actor Sean Penn revealed that he interviewed then-fugitive Guzman in a Mexican jungle in October. Penn’s account, published in Rolling Stone, featured an unapologetic Guzman […]

  • The Mexican government released this video on Jan. 11, 2016, that shows a raid on El Chapo's hideout a short time before his arrest.

    Dramatic Video Shows Gunbattle Before ‘El Chapo’s’ Capture in Mexico

    Newly released video shows the dramatic moments of a raid on “El Chapo’s” hideout a short time before the Mexican drug lord’s capture on a highway. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Jan. 11, 2016.