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
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    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.

  • Ryan Harsany, 43, of Brawley, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    Vigil Held for Grand Terrace Skating Rink Owner Found Shot to Death Inside Burning Business

    Family and friends gathered Monday night in honor of a beloved skating rink owner found fatally shot inside his business in Grand Terrace over the weekend. The candlelight vigil started at 8 p.m. in front of California Skate Grand Terrace. Deputies and firefighters found the 43-year-old Brawley resident unconscious inside the business around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Report of a “robbery/silent alarm” had prompted officers to respond to the rink in the 22000 […]

  • Emergency crews inspect a home that shifted and sustained structural damage in South Pasadena. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shifting Hillside Home in South Pasadena Prompts Evacuations

    Emergency crews were called to a hillside home that began to shift in a South Pasadena neighborhood Tuesday evening, causing structural damage and prompting authorities to evacuate some residents. Police and firefighters came to a home in the 1800 block of Hanscom Drive after cracks began forming in the driveway. Crews raced to evacuate residents adjacent to and below the home. Inspectors say this is not a weather related event. A broken water pipe is believed to be the cause […]

  • Lynette McElhaney speaks at a news conference at the University of Southern California on March 12, 2019, days after the fatal shooting of her son, Victor McElhaney, at a nearby strip mall. (Credit: KTLA)

    USC Student’s Parents, Including Oakland Councilwoman, Plead for Information in Son’s Fatal Shooting

    An Oakland councilwoman and her husband made an emotional plea Tuesday as the group involved in the fatal shooting of their son near the University of Southern California over the weekend remained at large. “Silence is worse than the actual bullet that killed my son,” Clarence McElhaney said at a news conference held at the campus two days after the shooting of 21-year-old USC senior Victor McElhaney. “Even the people involved. Be a man, step forward and take responsibility for […]

  • Izaac Colunga appears during a boxing match in an image posted to a GoFundMe page set up for him on March 4, 2019. (Credit: Gofundme.com/team-colunga)

    Drive-By Shooting Injures Riverside Boxer, Another Man During House Party: Police

    A drive-by shooting left a professional boxer and a second man injured during a house party in Riverside over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Izaac Colunga—listed as a Riverside-based, 24-year-old super featherweight boxer on the database BoxRec.com—fell into critical condition after suffering a significant injury in the incident just after midnight Sunday in the 6400 block of Nidever Avenue, officials said. Riverside police said the other victim, whose name has not been released, sustained a minor injury and has since […]

  • Actor Luke Perry attends The 2018 PaleyFest screening of 'Riverdale' at the Dolby Theater on March 25, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Luke Perry, Star of ‘90210’ and ‘Riverdale,’ Dies at 52

    Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52. Perry was surrounded by family and friends when he died, publicist Arnold Robinson said. The actor had been hospitalized since last Wednesday, after a 911 call summoned medical help to his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have […]

  • LAPD Seek Robbery Suspects, Man Impersonating Officer in 3 Separate Incidents at Chinatown Jewelry Stores

    Los Angeles police are looking for robbery suspects and a man who allegedly impersonated an officer during three separate incidents at two Chinatown jewelry stores Tuesday. The first incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. at a store in the 800 block of North Broadway. Two men entered the store and asked to look at pieces of jewelry. As one of the men was engaging the clerk, the other man ran out of the store with a gold chain after alerting the […]

  • A toddler is airlifted to the hospital after being thrown from a second-floor balcony, allegedly by his mother, in Upland on Feb. 26, 2019. (Credit: InlandNews)

    Mom Throws Toddler Son From Upland Balcony, Then Jumps; Infant Daughter Dies After Being Found Unresponsive: Police

    A baby girl has died after being found unresponsive by police officers at an Upland condominium complex after the infant’s mother threw a toddler from a balcony and the woman is expected to booked into jail, according to police. The mother, 24-year-old Tierra Ortega, was expected to be arrested after receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the incident, which took place in the 600 block of North Wedgewood Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Marcelo Blanco of the Upland […]

  • Jacsun Manson is seen in undated photos released by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, left, and Culver City Police Department.

    Search for Baby’s Remains Continues at Corona Landfill

    Authorities on Tuesday continued their search at a Corona waste disposal facility for the remains of a 6-month-old they believe was killed by his parents. Culver City police announced the previous day that they had reason to suspect Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were responsible for the disappearance and death of their son, Jacsun Manson. Asked whether the couple has admitted to killing the child, Lt. Troy Dunlap on Monday told KTLA he couldn’t comment on the interviews […]

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