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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.

Courtney lives in West L.A. with her husband CBS News correspondent Carter Evans and their two young kids Cash and Cameron.


Recent Articles
  • After a water-main break on Sunset Boulevard, crews worked to make repairs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    UCLA Flood: Sunset Blvd. Could Reopen Friday; Cleanup Continues on Campus

    DWP officials were hoping to have Sunset Boulevard open by Friday night after a 93-year-old water main burst under the street near UCLA, causing a massive flood that inundated several structures on the Westwood campus and prompted the closure of the busy thoroughfare. The 36-inch valve was finally closed as of 9 p.m. and repair work was underway, DWP Director of Water Distribution Joe Castruita said at a news conference Wednesday night. Some 20 million gallons of water spilled out following […]

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    LAPD Seeks Help Solving ‘Tragic’ Death of Good Samaritan Who Came to Aid of 3-Year-Old Child

    Homicide investigators planned to release a composite sketch and were seeking surveillance video of a man who fatally attacked a good Samaritan who had prevented a child from potentially being harmed at a Hollywood McDonald’s, police said Friday. Gabriel Alvarez Ortega Jr., 57, was inside the fast-food restaurant in the 1400 block of Vine Street (map) about 9:30 p.m. June 18, his birthday, when he saw another man yelling at a small child. The unidentified man had his fists clenched […]

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    Man Killed After Saving Child From Attack at Hollywood Fast Food Restaurant; Assailant Sought

    Homicide detectives were asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for fatally attacking a man who came to the aid of a child at a fast food restaurant in Hollywood, police said. Gabriel Alverez Ortega Jr., 57, was inside a restaurant located in the 1400 block of Vine Street on the night of June 18 when he saw a man yelling at a small child. The man also had his fists clenched and was walking toward the child, […]

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    Woman Placed Porcelain Dolls in Front of 8 O.C. Families’ Homes as Gesture of ‘Goodwill': Sheriff’s Dept.

    The porcelain dolls left at the homes of eight families in San Clemente and resembling young girls who live there were left in a gesture of “goodwill,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a tweet Thursday night. Investigators located the person who left the dolls on the porches, the Sheriff’s Department tweeted shortly after 9 p.m. The department did not release the person’s name. RELATED: Woman Embarrassed After ‘Goodwill’ Gesture Deemed ‘Creepy’ The dolls had caused some concern among the […]

  • A SWAT vehicle and patrol cars were on scene at search for one or two people in Moreno Valley on July 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body of Gunman Found After 2 Killed, Officer Wounded: Moreno Valley Police Chief

    A man suspected of killing two people at separate Moreno Valley crime scenes and shooting at a responding police officer was found dead alongside an assault rifle after a “laborious” hourslong search early Wednesday, the city’s police chief said. The body of the unidentified shooter was recovered after being found in an area off Pigeon Pass Road, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. He was believed to be the only suspect in two connected killings that prompted a […]

  • Len Yamasaki's home was robbed by three men posing as DWP employees. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman, 79, Robbed by Men Posing as DWP Workers in East Hollywood

    A 79-year-old woman in East Hollywood was robbed Thursday afternoon by three men who posed as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers in order to gain access to her home. Len Yamasaki lives with her daughter and son-in-law, but was alone when a man claiming to be with the DWP knocked on the door, flashed a badge, and started talking to her about the drought. The impostor told her he was there to change a valve that would save Yamasaki money […]

  • Lauren Guerra's skull was fractured and her left eye socket was shattered when she hit a tree while standing on the "open roof" section of a Starline Tours bus on Oct. 27, 2013. (Credit: Lauren Guerra)

    Woman Sues Starline Tours Days After Learning About Manhattan Beach Teen’s Death

    Four days after a Manhattan Beach teenager died due to injuries sustained while riding atop a Starline Tours bus, a woman announced Wednesday she planned to sue the sightseeing company for negligence and damages in relation to a similar incident. Lauren Guerra was standing on the“open roof” section of a double-decker bus traveling 45 mph when she was struck by a tree branch on Oct. 27, 2013. Guerra suffered a fractured skull, shattered left eye socket, damaged eye muscle and […]

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    ‘Hidden Cash’ Returns to L.A. With Free Money Drops in Lake Balboa Park

    The wealthy backer behind the social media scavenger hunt sensation Hidden Cash returned to Southern California Thursday, with the first drops made in Lake Balboa Park. Hidden Cash — which was started back in May by Bay Area real estate investor Jason Buzi — tweeted the first clue for the second Los Angeles area scavenger hunt on  Wednesday night. “LA: For tomorrow: They always told me money doesn’t grow on trees. They lied. 10 AM for more clues,” a tweet from the account […]

  • Searchers were ferried by helicopter to remote areas to search for Herdman on June 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Helicopter in Search for Missing Firefighter Grounded by Private Drone Interference

    A week after an Arcadia firefighter disappeared while chasing after his runaway dog during a backpacking trip in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, search crews continued to scour the wilderness Friday but were being hampered by members of the public. Civilian searchers with good intentions were arriving to aid the professional effort to find Mike Herdman, 36, but were ill prepared for the wilderness,  Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Buschow said. Additionally, a helicopter that had been […]