Courtney Friel is a news Anchor/Reporter at KTLA (ch 5 in Los Angeles). You can catch her anchoring the primetime newscasts on the weekend (6, 9, 10, 11 pm) and reporting three days during the week. Watch the live stream of the broadcasts or search for her stories on KTLA.com.
Before joining KTLA, Courtney worked at Fox News Channel for six years, where she was a New York correspondent, fill-in host on “Fox & Friends”, and a fan favorite on the show “RedEye”. She spent the last year of her contract back in LA as the Entertainment Reporter for KTTV Fox 11 News. Prior to joining FNC, Friel was an anchor and reporter for KPSP (CBS) in Palm Springs, CA. She also hosted “The World Poker Tour” on the Travel Channel and co-anchored Court TV’s “The Saturday Night Solution.” In 2004, Courtney served as a west coast correspondent for FOX’s “America’s Most Wanted.” She has been a field reporter for various networks including E! Entertainment, Oxygen Channel, GOTV Mobile Television, Comcast Cable, as well as the syndicated program “Extra.” Courtney’s first job in local news was the primetime anchor at WBBJ (ABC) in Jackson, TN. This included shooting, editing, and writing her own stories, plus rolling the teleprompter with her right foot during the newscasts. Her first day of live television began at 4am with a deadly tornado that leveled the town and also totaled her car!
Courtney was nominated for an Emmy and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, but her biggest life accomplishment is being a mom to her son and daughter. Cash Hudson was born in 2011, Cameron Kaiulani in 2012.