Courtney Friel is best known as the weekend evening news anchor and entertainment reporter for California-based KTLA TV. She is a true personification of Beauty with Brain.

Courtney Friel aimed to become a journalist while in high school.

On April 22, 1980, Courtney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Her high school years at Methacton High School strengthened her passion for a journalism career. She made regular televised morning announcements and was active in the media production class.

Courtney Friel in a red dress in front of cameras

As a high school student, she secured an appearance at Los Angeles-based Channel One News. She graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University. 

Friel’s journalism career began as a sports anchor & entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television.  She additionally worked for E! Entertainment, Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour and Court TV’s The Saturday Night Solution

Courtney Friel and Her Early Career!

As of 2022, Courtney Friel has amassed a net worth of approx. $12 million. In 2003, she landed at ABC affiliate WBBJ-TV in Tennessee, covering the May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence. After four years at ABC, she got hired at Fox News, where she worked as a New York correspondent, fill-in host on Fox and Freinds contributor for Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. She announced her departure from the show on November 22, 2011. 

Before joining the LA-based KTLA TV, she worked as an entertainment reporter at KTTV. A few of her recent career highlights at KTLA include her coverage of discrimination against Muslim women at Laguna Beach in May 2016 and the rescue of a local newspaper vendor stranded for four days in February 2016. Before starting her journalism career, she modeled for Maxim, an international Men’s magazine.

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Courtney Friel, She Married Twice?

Yes, Courtney Friel recently tied the knot once more. Furthermore, Friel exchanged her vows with Jim Hecht! Moreover, the reporter and her husband, Jim, held their wedding in October 2020.

Courtney Friel posing with her kids: Cash and Cam. She and husband Carter Evans separated in 2016 but co-parent their children

Courtney shares two children with her first husband! Friel welcomed a son, Cash and a daughter, Cam, with ex-husband Carter Evans, a CNN business correspondent. The couple, who married in 2005, decided to end their marriage in 2016. 

Besides, Courtney and her second husband, Hecht, lead a life away from the spotlight. What’s more, Jim and Friel haven’t welcomed a child yet. The news Anchor loves to share her vacation with her family on her IG posts!