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 car crashed after the driver was shot near Santa Ana College on Sept. 16, 2019. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Dies After Being Shot Driving Near Santa Ana College; Suspects Detained

    Two suspects have been detained after a man with multiple gunshot wounds died in a Santa Ana College parking lot early Monday morning. Police received a call about 1 a.m. reporting shots fired in the 1500 block of North Bristol Street, Santa Ana Police Department Sgt. Jorge Lopez said. Arriving officers found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds down at the location, Lopez said. Paramedics from Orange County Fire Authority responded to treat the man, but he was pronounced […]

  • Police were investigating a crash that left a crossing guard and a female pedestrian injured in Valley Glen on Sept. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crossing Guard, 16-Year-Old Girl Injured After Being Hit by Vehicle in Valley Glen: LAPD

    A crossing guard and a student were hospitalized after being struck by a car in Valley Glen on Monday morning, in an incident that is being investigated as an accident, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. About 7:20 a.m., a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Vanowen Street near Sunnyslope Avenue when the car hit the 16-year-old girl and female crossing guard as they were walking across the street, LAPD Sgt. David Delgado said. Both victims were transported to a […]

  • Anti-vaccine protesters demonstrate outside the state Capitol in Sacramento on Sept. 9, 2019. (Credit: KCRA via CNN)

    Gov. Newsom Signs Controversial Bills Cracking Down on Fraudulent Vaccine Exemptions

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations. The Democratic governor acted less than an hour after lawmakers sent him changes he demanded as a condition of approving the bills. Legislators approved the changes as protests by hundreds of emotional opponents boiled over, with dissenters delaying Senate debate for nearly two hours by shouting and pounding on walls and doors. Others were detained by police earlier while […]

  • 25 Bodies Found Near Santa Cruz Island Where Dive Boat Burned; 9 People Still Missing

    A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said Monday night that 25 people had died. Five of six crew members on the Conception escaped by jumping into an inflatable boat they steered to a nearby vessel. Rescuers initially recovered four bodies about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles just off Santa […]

  • Vendors show off their food offerings ahead of the L.A. County Fair on Aug. 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County Fair Food Preview: Deep-Fried PB&J Sandwich, Fried Pineapple-on-a-Stick Among Offerings at 2019 Event

    Deep-fried peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, fried pineapple-on-a-stick and some vegan options are among this year’s food offerings at the L.A. County Fair, which starts Aug. 30.  Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 11 on Aug. 28, 2019.

  • Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during an event to celebrate 211 years of the creation of the Brazilian Marine Corps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 07, 2019. (Credit: MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brazil’s President Will Only Accept Aid for Amazon Fires If Macron Apologizes for Comments

    Acrimony between Brazil and European countries seeking to help fight Amazon fires deepened on Tuesday, jeopardizing hopes of global unity over how to protect a region seen as vital to the health of the planet. A personal spat between the leaders of Brazil and France seemed to dominate the dispute, but it also centered on Brazilian perceptions of alleged interference by Europe on matters of sovereignty, economic development and the rights of indigenous people. Brazil said it will set conditions […]

  • A C-130 airplane is seen on Aug. 26, 2019, at Santa Barbara Airport after making an emergency landing Sunday night. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hydraulic Problems Reported Before Fiery Plane Crash at Santa Barbara Airport

    Authorities say seven people escaped unhurt when a large transport plane they were on crashed and caught fire at Santa Barbara Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Lockheed C-130 experienced hydraulic problems shortly after departing an airport in nearby Santa Maria Sunday night. The FAA says the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Santa Barbara, where it crash-landed on its belly along a runway. Everybody on board walked away without injuries. Crews quickly doused the fire. The FAA […]

  • A mother has been named a person of interest in the deaths of two girls found in an Ontario home on Aug. 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ontario Mother Left Suicide Notes Indicating Plan to Kill Her 2 Daughters First, Police Say

    A mother found unresponsive in the same Ontario home where the bodies of her two daughters were discovered Tuesday afternoon left a pair of suicide notes indicating her plans to kill them and then herself, police said during a news conference Wednesday. The mother, who has not been identified, is in stable condition at a local hospital following her apparent suicide attempt. She remains unresponsive and has not given a statement to investigators, Ontario Police Department Sgt. Bill Russell said. […]

  • Eddie Alvirez, left, is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; the victim, right, is seen in an image provided by a family member.

    Brother, 18, Turns Himself In After Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Girl in Lancaster

    Authorities arrested 18-year-old Eddie Alvirez, who is suspected of fatally shooting his younger sister in Lancaster on Tuesday. Alvirez turned himself in to authorities around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies were initially sent to a home in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15 at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call that a girl had been shot with a BB gun, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release stated. The 13-year-old victim was taken to the Antelope Valley […]

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