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 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 […]

  • One of the sisters of slain LAPD Officer Juan Diaz speaks at a memorial service held Aug. 12, 2019, at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit KTLA)

    ‘Young and Promising Life’ of Slain LAPD Officer Juan Diaz Honored During Funeral in Downtown L.A.

    Loved ones and hundreds of fellow officers honored the life of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz during a funeral service Monday morning, a little over two weeks after he was fatally shot. Mourners gathered at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles as the services began at 9 a.m. Adorned in an American flag, Diaz’s casket was carried into the cathedral by three officers in full uniform and three other pallbearers. He was remembered […]

  • Bethany Holguin appears in an image provided by her family on May 13, 2019.

    23-Year-Old Compton Mother Killed, Brother in Critical Condition in Suspected Street-Racing Crash

    The victims of a deadly South Los Angeles crash over the weekend have been identified as siblings as authorities continue their search for the suspected street racers involved. Bethany Holguin, 23, of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 300 block of 131st Street in South L.A.’s Willowbrook neighborhood at 10:33 p.m. Saturday, according to officials. Her brother, 20-year-old Emilio Holguin, suffered major injuries and is in critical condition at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, their family told KTLA on […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in Downey on May 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Sought in Fatal Shooting of Liquor Store Worker in Downey; Surveillance Video Released

    A homicide investigation is underway after a worker was shot and killed at a liquor store in Downey Tuesday night. The shooting was reported at the ASL Liquor and Market in the 8500 block of Paramount Boulevard about 10:15 p.m., a spokesperson for the Downey Police Department told KTLA. Police responded to the scene and found a man down behind the cashier’s counter inside the store. The victim, identified by L.A. County coroner’s officials as 44-year-old Gurpreet Singh, of Cerritos, […]

  • Jennifer Lopez is seen in an image provided by her family.

    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Leaving Woman to Die in Wrecked Vehicle in Compton

    Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot after a fatal car crash in Compton Monday night. The collision occurred about 8:50 p.m. as the victim was driving eastbound on Alondra Boulevard in a black Nissan Altima, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Danny Martinez said. A man in a blue Mitsubishi Montero was heading southbound on South Bullis Road at the same time and slammed into the victim’s vehicle in the intersection, according to the Sheriff’s […]

  • Benny and Jesse Felix Zuniga of Highland Park appear in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    $50K Reward Offered for Information in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed 2 Brothers in Highland Park

    Police on Monday continued searching for two people who fled the scene of a crash in Highland Park that left two brothers dead over the weekend as a $50,000 reward was announced for information that might help solve the case. The fatal collision took place around 1 a.m. Sunday in the area of Pollard Street and San Pascual Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Benigno Felix Zuniga, 25, and Jesse Felix Zuniga, 19, were headed westbound on Pollard […]

  • Authorities ID 81-Year-Old Man as Victim of Torrance Hit-and-Run as Search for Driver Continues

    The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Tuesday identified an 81-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run crash in Torrance the previous night amid the search for the driver. Around 8:40 p.m. Monday, Ghulam Ali Khimani was walking in a crosswalk at Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue when he was fatally struck, according to the Torrance Police Department. Khimani was just down the street from his home, walking back from a prayer service at a community center, when he was […]

  • Mark Steven Domingo appears in undated photos provided by the FBI on April 29, 2019.

    FBI Thwarted ‘Chilling’ Terror Plot in Long Beach; Army Vet Planned Attack in Revenge for Mosque Shootings: DOJ

    A U.S. Army veteran in Reseda has been charged with plotting a terror attack on a white supremacist rally in Long Beach as revenge for the mosque shootings in New Zealand after FBI officials thwarted his plans through an undercover sting, authorities said Monday. Mark Steven Domingo, a 26-year-old former soldier who served four months in Afghanistan and recently converted to Islam, was arrested Friday after receiving what he believed was a live bomb from an undercover officer posing as […]

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