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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
  • An undated image shows a man using a Bird scooter in Santa Monica. (Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)

    Bird, Lime Deactivate Services in Santa Monica for ‘Day Without a Scooter’ Protest

    Scooter-sharing companies Bird and Lime abruptly deactivated their devices in Santa Monica on Tuesday and urged their supporters to swarm City Hall in an act of protest. The move comes after a City Council committee failed to recommend the companies for Santa Monica’s electric scooter pilot program, which has been framed as a way to help the city craft regulations around the pay-per-minute devices. Instead, a selection committee endorsed Lyft and Uber-owned Jump. As part of their so-called “Day Without […]

  • A mother and daughter speak with KTLA reporter Courtney Friel about back-to-school shopping at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce on Aug. 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Students and Parents Look for Back-to-School Shopping Deals Across Southern California

    Students across Southern California are preparing to return to the classroom for the new school year. Some families headed to the Citadel Outlets in Commerce on Monday in search of money-saving deals. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 13, 2018.

  • Triple-digit temperatures were reported in parts of Southern California on July 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    More Record-Breaking Temps Expected in L.A. County as SoCal Heat Wave Enters Third Day

    This is it — the worst of the heat wave. Broiling summer temperatures are expected to peak across Southern California on Wednesday, as meteorologists warned of potential heat records from the Westside to the high desert. Those areas include UCLA, where a predicted high of 96 degrees would beat the 1943 record of 91; Burbank, where a forecast of 103 degrees would beat the record of 101; and Palmdale, where the forecast of 110 degrees would beat a 1975 record […]

  • Triple-digit temperatures were reported in parts of Southern California on July 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    6 Deaths Tied to High Temperatures in Riverside County, Health Officials Say

    At least six heat-related deaths have been reported in Riverside County this month, prompting health officials to issue a warning as temperatures were expected to spike again this week. The six deaths occurred over a 10-day period, from July 7 to July 17, and the last two were announced Tuesday. Three were reported in Hemet, including an 86-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man who were discovered deceased together inside a home on July 8, according to a news release from Riverside […]

  • 3 Injured as Firefighters Stop Forward Progress on 128-Acre Brush in Stevenson Ranch Area

    Three people suffered minor injuries as a brush fire burning in the Stevenson Ranch area spread to cover to 128 acres on Monday, authorities said. The Pico Fire erupted in the 26000 block of West Pico Canyon Road shortly before 1 p.m. and quickly charred 4 to 5 acres, the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted. Within 45 minutes, the blaze had grown to 10 acres as it burned through medium to heavy brush in an oil field in the unincorporated […]

  • 64-Year-Old Malibu Artist in Coma After Being Attacked While Leaving Fourth of July Party

    A Malibu artist who was attacked by someone while walking home from a party on the Fourth of July remains in an induced coma, according to the man’s wife. Stafford Taylor, 64, has been in the intensive care unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood since he was attacked after leaving a friend’s party at Malibu Cove Colony, his wife, Terry, told KTLA. “He texted when he left and said goodbye to the hosts, and from one point […]

  • A person of interest in the killing of a Hacienda Heights man more than 12 years ago was revealed on July 17, 2018. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Person of Interest Sketch Revealed in 2005 Shooting Death of Hacienda Heights Man

    Detectives revealed the image of a person of interest Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old father of two in Hacienda Heights more than 12 years ago. Edward Berber’s body was found at his home in the 1800 block of Charlemonte Avenue by his mother on Dec. 6, 2005. She went to the house to check on Berber because she had not heard from him for several days, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. […]

  • 12-Year-Old Girl Dead, 4-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Horse Falls on Them in Lake View Terrace: LAPD

    A 12-year-old girl has died and another girl, age 4, is in critical condition after a horse fell on them in Lake View Terrace on Tuesday night, authorities said. The girl who was killed was identified Wednesday as Yolanda Ceja. She was pronounced deceased at 8:41 p.m. at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said. When the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center at 11075 Foothill Blvd. […]

  • John Mack is shown in South Los Angeles in 2012. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Mayor Garcetti, Magic Johnson Pay Tribute to L.A. Civil Rights Leader John Mack

    A crowd of nearly 1,000 people gathered Tuesday in South Los Angeles to celebrate the life and legacy of longtime civil rights advocate John Mack. The former Urban League president who served on the Los Angeles Police Commission from 2005 to 2013 was honored during his funeral service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, on the border of West Adams and Jefferson Park. The service featured speeches from Mayor Eric Garcetti, basketball star Magic Johnson, and former and current […]