Courtney Friel Biography
Courtney Dawn Friel is an American media personality working as an anchor and reporter for KTLA-TV and based in Los Angeles, California. She previously covered entertainment for Fox owned-and-operated station KTTV in Los Angeles as well as a sports anchor and entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television.
Courtney Friel Age
Friel was born on April 22 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Courtney Friel Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Courtney Friel Education
Friel attended Methacton High School in Eagleville, Pennsylvania and later earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from San Diego State University.
Courtney Friel Parents
She is the daughter of Bernard Friel and Lois Friel. However, she hasn’t revealed any further information regarding her parents.
Courtney Friel Siblings
She was broughtup alongside her two sisters named Merideth Friel and Lindsay Friel. No further information about them is available.
Courtney Friel Husband
Courtney is married to Jim Hecht, a screenwriter who is the co-creator of the drama series “Showtime” and writer of the animated feature film, “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006) as well as the TV short: “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.” Jim also wrote for “Fairly Oddparents” among his many other projects. The duo started dating in 2018 and got engaged in September 2019 when her husband to besurprised her at her favorite store as her family and friends were hiding in the aisle. They later exchanged their marriage vows on 10th October 2020 in Italy despite the fact that Italy had restricted the entry of US citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic. She took to her Instagram to upload the pictures from her special day which was also covered by her network, KTLA, as well. The wedding was attended by a few family members and close friends.
Friel was previously married to Carter Evans, a journalist working for CBS News as a correspondent. He also served as a reporter for CNN Newsource and he graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Philosophy from Ithaca College. The two first met in San Diego at KNSD-TV, an NBC affiliate and started dating before they exchanged their marriage vows in 2005 and divorced in 2016 but the reasons for their separation remain unknown.
Courtney Friel Children.
Friel and her husband have no children as of 2021 but she has two kids from her previous marriage to Carter Evans, a son Cash Hudson Evans born on January 1, 2011, and a daughter Cameron Kaiulani Evans born on April 6, 2012.
Courtney Friel KTLA-TV
Friel joined KTLA Channel 5 in 2013 and serves as an anchor and reporter and based in Los Angeles where she anchors the weekend news at 18:00, 21:00, 10:00 and 23:00. She also appears on media coverage for the KTLA shows from Monday to Wednesday.Prior to joining KTLA, she previously served as a sports anchor and entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television..
She also hosted GameStop/EBGames “EB TV” and also she co-anchored Court TV’s The Saturday Night Solution. Friel 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.
Friel 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 then joined Fox News Channel in February 2007 where she spent six years. At FNC, Friel was a New York correspondent. She was also a Fox & Friends outfitter and appeared on the Red Eye show. She also served as an entertainment reporter for KTTV Fox 11 News in LA and appeared in Maxim and FHM. She has appeared on TV Shows and Movies including Veep, Goliath, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
Courtney Friel Book
Courtney released an autobiography entitled Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News that details her past drug and alcohol addictions. It was later announced in August 2020 that zero gravity had optioned the film rights to turn the memoir into a biopic. In the book, she narrates that she was shy when she grew up. She was bullied at school and did not feel comfortable with what she was and found comfort in drinking. “I tried it all. It progressed from being a right-of-passage in my fast-paced media career to being completely out of control,” Courtney narrated.
In reality, Friel was living a double life as a professional newscaster by day and a debauched party girl by night.To keep the trauma of the mass shootings, murders and car accidents she covered at bay, Friel drank more alcohol and ramped up her use of Adderall, Xanax and cocaine…until she ended up in rehab. In Tonight at 10, Friel gives her tell-all account of everything from paying off cops in Mexico after a cocaine bust to sober sexcapades to, ultimately, adventures in holistic healing to achieve deep inner peace. At every detour along the way, her sobering story stays packed with irreverent humor and hard-won optimism.
She also wrote that she experienced sexual harassment by then-Fox News chief Roger Ailes, “though not to the extent some of my other colleagues did.” She wrote that Ailes “would ask me to twirl for him,” something that other women who worked at the network said that they were asked to do too.Her book, Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News, tells the story of her addiction and recovery, but in three paragraphs she relays an episode from 2010, when she was working at Fox News. She wrote that Trump “told me I was the hottest one at Fox News, and even called me up on my office line with a proposition.” “You should come up to my office sometime, so we can kiss,” Trump said, according to the book. She wrote, “I was shocked — seriously, who says that? ‘Donald,” I responded, ‘I believe we’re both married.’ I quickly ended the call”
Courtney Friel Salary
She earns an annual salary of $400,000.
Courtney Friel Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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