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
  • 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 […]

  • Officials ID Man, Woman Found Dead in Newport Beach Apartment; Homicide Investigation Underway

    A homicide investigation is underway after a man and woman were found dead Sunday night at an apartment building in Newport Beach, authorities said. The pair were identified as Wendi Miller, 48, of Costa Mesa, and Darren Partch, 38. They were found just before 9:30 p.m. inside Partch’s apartment by Partch’s roommate at the Villa Siena complex in the 2100 block of East 15th Street, Newport Beach Police Department Officer Heather Rangel said. The caller told authorities he found his […]

  • Results Announced for $750M Powerball Jackpot: No Winner in California

    Powerball players will have the chance to win the fourth-largest lottery jackpot ever in the U.S. when the next drawing is held Wednesday night. The jackpot soared to a whopping $750 million after Saturday’s drawing yielded no winners. It marked the 25th consecutive draw where no ticket hit all six numbers, lottery officials said. The numbers in Wednesday’ drawing were 16-20-37-44-62, with a Powerball of 12 and Power Play  of 3. No jackpot-winning tickets were sold in California, although one […]

  • A driver with Uber and Lyft stickers on a car's windshield is seen at LAX's departures level in July 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Many Still Driving for Uber, Lyft in SoCal as Others Protest Over Pay Cuts

    As a group of ride-sharing drivers in Southern California stages a 25-hour strike over pay cuts recently implemented by Uber, many are still choosing to work Monday. Rideshare Drivers United-Los Angeles, which reports to have 2,800 members, is demanding the company take back its decision to slash wages by 25 percent and guarantee a $28-per-hour minimum rate. Uber the previous week cut drivers’ pay from 80 cents to 60 cents per mile in L.A. County and portions of Orange County, […]

  • A rattlesnake looks at the camera in a file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

    L.A. Zoo Raises Awareness on Rattlesnake Dangers

    As rattlesnakes wake up from hibernation, the Los Angeles Zoo and California Poison Control System urged Californians to be aware of the reptiles and the danger they pose. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News on March 20, 2019.

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