Courtney Friel

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Mentor: Jeffrey Gurian

Courtney Friel joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in February 2007 as an entertainment reporter.

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, Friel 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.”

Friel’s first job in local news was the primetime anchor at WBBJ (ABC) in Jackson, TN. A graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she began her career at Channel One News where she served as a student reporter.