An interesting Courtney Friel fact is that she made top 10 in the Miss California and Miss Tennessee pageants, from 2002 to 2004. Friel also became very active in reporting at her high school by interviewing teachers for her media class, and often did the morning announcements. She later submitted a short video to Channel One News, who eventually selected her to appear in the show’s student-produced week.
Courtney Friel attended San Diego State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Early in her career, she became a sports and entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television. She also served as a hostess for the Travel Channel’s “World Poker Tour.” Her first news-anchoring job began at an ABC affiliate in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2003. Her first day of live television at the station resulted in her covering a local tornado, which eventually totaled her car.
As of 2015, Courtney Friel is a news anchor at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California. Friel previously worked six years at Fox News Channel where she appeared on several shows, including “Red Eye” and “Fox & Friends.” During the final year of her contract, she served as an entertainment reporter for KTTV Fox 11 News. During her career, Friel has interviewed several celebrities and has also been nominated for an Emmy.