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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
  • (Credit: KTLA)

    New Emergency Alert System Unveiled in Torrance

    There’s a new push to protect beach communities from severe weather such as lightning and high winds — and sometimes even sharks in the water. On Wednesday, local leaders gave a demonstration in Torrance of a new emergency system to help evacuate the water and beach in seconds. KTLA’s Courtney Friel reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 13, 2019.

  • Overcoming Alcohol and Drug Addiction With Pat O’Brien | Keepin’ It Friel

    Pat O’Brien proves it’s never too late to quit alcohol and drugs. The popular host of “CBS Sports”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” started his sobriety journey at 60 years old after his agents and bosses surrounded his bed and forced him to go to rehab. Pat discusses his infamous voicemail that made headlines, and how he would do cocaine in the newsroom. He now has ten years sober and enjoys mentoring others in recovery. Related Show Links Watch on […]

  • Locals gathered to mark Veterans Day at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the facility's historic torch was lit up on Nov. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Torch Lit up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for Veterans Day

    Locals gathered to honor veterans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday as the facility’s historic torch was lit up to mark the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. Megan Telles, Courtney Friel and Carlos Saucedo report for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 11, 2019.

  • Finding Spiritual Alignment With Gabby Bernstein | Keepin’ It Friel

    Keepin’ it Friel this week is New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein.  At 25 years old, Gabby weighed 98 pounds and was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.    She realized she could either die as an addict or choose another path.  Gabby is now 14 years sober and has published 7 self-help books, including her latest, Super Attractor.  Related Show Links Watch on EverTalk TV Subscribe to “Keepin’ It Friel: Conversations on Recovery”: via Apple Podcasts […]

  • Crews clean up at a homeless encampment at the Sepulveda Basin on Nov. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Continue Clearing Homeless Encampments at Sepulveda Basin

    Los Angeles officials cited recent fires at the Sepulveda Basin as crews continued to clear homeless encampments off Balboa Boulevard by Lake Balboa on Monday. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 4, 2019.

  • Sobriety Rebound with Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams | Keepin’ It Friel

    Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams’ life was thrown off course by drugs and alcohol. He says it all started after his uncle force-fed him liquor at age 8, then raped him. Williams served time in jail for the 2002 accidental shooting death of his limo driver. He’s now coming up on four years sober and is passionate about helping others recover at his “Rebound” treatment center in Florida. Related Show Links Watch on EverTalk TV Subscribe to “Keepin’ It Friel: […]

  • Rocking to Recovery with Wes Geer | Keepin’ It Friel

    Keepin it Friel this week is former Korn guitarist Wes Geer.  Now 11 years sober, Wes had longtime addiction with meth, heroin, weed and alcohol.  He’s now a huge meditator and is the creator of “Rock to Recovery,” a program that’s bringing music into treatment centers. Related Show Links Watch on EverTalk TV Subscribe to “Keepin’ It Friel: Conversations on Recovery”: via Apple Podcasts | RSS Twitter: @courtneyfriel Facebook: CourtneyFriel Instagram: @CourtneyFriel More podcasts from KTLA: Frank Buckley Interviews | The News Director’s […]

  • Eden Sassoon Is Living Sober With Style | Keepin’ It Friel

    Eden Sassoon ended up in her closet hearing the voice of her dead father telling her to stop drinking. She’s now coming up on 7 years sober. In this episode, Eden discusses her sister’s overdose, the pressures of living under her famous hairdresser father Vidal, dating sober, and being on the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Related Show Links Watch on EverTalk TV Subscribe to “Keepin’ It Friel: Conversations on Recovery”: via Apple Podcasts | RSS Twitter: @courtneyfriel […]

  • A Southern California Edison lineman grounds a power line in La Habra. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    SCE Customers Brace for Possible Power Outages in Effort to Prevent Wildfires

    With nearly 500,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers already without power in Northern California Wednesday, residents in the southern part of the state have been told by Southern California Edison to brace for the possibility of widespread outages as well. As of Wednesday morning, SCE said it could cut electricity to more than 173,000 customers in the following communities in an effort to avert wildfires (see SoCal Edison’s website for maps and the latest updates): Los Angeles County (about 49,439 […]

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