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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 vehicle came to a stop on its side after a fatal crash in Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Ontario Crash: 2 Chino High School Students Killed After Unlicensed Teen Driver Loses Control

    Students at Chino High School were mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed after a 16-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle they were in and slammed into a wall and then a pole in Ontario. The rollover crash, which occurred about 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive (map), also left two males injured, said Detective Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department. The vehicle — occupied by the […]

  • Gordo was recovering at a Culver City animal hospital on Sept. 18, 2014, one day after he was hit by a van during a pursuit. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gordo Said to Be Doing Well Following Surgery for Injuries Sustained During South L.A. Pursuit

    A day after being struck by a van during a wild police chase in South Los Angeles, the maltese-mix named Gordo was recovering after undergoing surgery that was deemed a success. The canine was walking on a residential street Wednesday night when he was hit by the vehicle, which had spun out and lost two tires moments earlier when a police cruiser performed a PIT maneuver. His owner, Santos Son, said Gordo ran out of the home when he opened […]

  • A picture of the cobra shortly before it was caught in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Potentially Deadly Cobra Caught After Several Days on the Loose in Thousand Oaks

    A possibly venomous snake that has been on the loose after reportedly biting a dog in Thousand Oaks was finally caught on Thursday. Until its capture, the albino monocled cobra had eluded officials since it was last sighted in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane (map) earlier this week, according to officials with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. Monocled cobras are considered “venomous and very dangerous,” according to officials. Its venom can cause paralysis and stop people […]

  • A charter school in Pasadena closed for fire safety violations. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Searching for Answers After Pasadena Charter School Closes

    Parents were left searching for answers on Wednesday after Celerity Exa Charter School in Pasadena was shut down for fire safety violations last week. Courtney Friel reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 3, 2014.

  • San Bernardino police Officer Gabriel Garcia was gravely wounded on Aug. 22, 2014. His photo was provided by the Police Department.

    Officer in Grave Condition After Being Shot in the Head; Alleged Gunman Is Dead

    A San Bernardino police officer was in grave condition Friday after coming under fire from a gunman who was shot dead by a trainee officer, authorities said. Two women and two men were detained shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 2 a.m. An hourslong search led to the arrest of a fifth individual, another man. The shooting occurred when two officers approached a group of people for unknown reasons in the 1900 block of Garner Avenue (map) around 2:07 a.m., San Bernardino […]

  • A man was found dead, slumped over the wheel of a truck in Pacoima on Aug. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Investigating Pacoima Shooting After Man Is Found Dead in Running Vehicle

    A man’s body was found shot and slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle that had shattered windows in Pacoima Thursday morning, officials said. Police responded around 5:20 a.m. to Glenoaks  Boulevard and Vaughn Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera said. A white Dodge pickup truck was found still running and in the middle of the intersection with a man inside, she said. The man appeared to have been shot at least once, although multiple shots had been fired, LAPD Captain […]

  • This still is from a video posted Aug. 19, 2014, purporting to show journalist James Foley being beheaded by the terrorist group Islamic State.

    James Foley: Attempt to Rescue Journalists Held by ISIS Failed, US Official Says

    U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN. Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Force and Navy SEAL Team 6 flew in aboard helicopters but couldn’t find the hostages, including Foley, whose grisly execution was captured on video and released this week by ISIS, the terror group that refers to itself as the Islamic […]

  • Orange County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigators worked to eradicate thousands of marijuana plants from the Laguna Wilderness Park on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Marijuana Plants Worth $5 Million Found Growing in Orange County Park: OCSD

    Narcotics investigators were working Friday to pull out and remove thousands of marijuana plants that were growing in a wilderness park in Orange County near Laguna Beach. About 2,500 to 4,000 plants in various stages of maturity were found in the Muddy Canyon area of Laguna Wilderness Park, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators planned to hike to the rugged area and manually pull out the plants. A department helicopter called “Duke” was set to airlift the plants to nearby Coastal […]

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    Parents of Autistic Boy Who Drowned on School Field Trip Sue LAUSD

    The parents of a 16-year-old autistic boy who drowned during a field trip in East Los Angeles have sued Los Angeles Unified School District, their attorney announced Thursday. Erick Ortiz, a special needs student at Garfield High School, was assigned constant one-on-one supervision and should have been under an assistant’s care when he died June 4, according to his family. But while on a school field trip at Los Angeles County-operated Atlantic Avenue Park, he was pulled from the water […]