Courtney Friel, 2007-06-30
April 22, 1980 |
|Title||Weekend Evening News Anchor for KTLA-TV Los Angeles, CA|
|Spouse(s)||Carter Evans (2005 - present)|
Courtney Friel (born April 22, 1980) is an American news anchor for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California. She previously covered entertainment for KTTV/Fox 11 in Los Angeles as well as for Fox News Channel and other local stations.
Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Friel was a New York correspondent for Fox News and fill-in host for the morning show Fox and Friends. Also, she was the entertainment reporter at Fox News Channel, contributing to a number of different entertainment related programs for the network's website, FoxNews.com. Friel was a frequent guest contributor on the Fox News late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
Friel is married to Carter Evans who is a correspondent for CBS News. On January 1, 2011 Friel gave birth to Cash Hudson Evans. On April 6, 2012 she gave birth to a daughter, Cameron Kaiulani Evans.
Friel attended Methacton High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She regularly did the televised morning announcements, and was very active in the school's media production class. One day, after submitting a short video, Friel was chosen to appear in Channel One News' student produced week in Los Angeles. Friel went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University.
Friel was a sports anchor and entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television, as well as the hostess for the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel. She was also the host of GameStop/EBGames "EB TV" which boasted of recently released and upcoming video games. Before that, she was the co-anchor of Court TV's The Saturday Night Solution. Friel has also worked as a field reporter for various networks including E! Entertainment, Oxygen Channel and Comcast Cable, the World Poker Tour, as well as the syndicated program, Extra. She also worked as an anchor at ABC affiliate WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee in 2003. Friel arrived at WBBJ during the May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence, and covered the devastation in Jackson. She joined Fox News Channel in February 2007. She has appeared in Maxim and FHM. Friel stated on the November 22, 2011 Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld show that she would be moving to the Fox News Los Angeles bureau.
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