Famous as an entertainment reporter, Courtney Friel was born on 22 April 1980 to parents, Lois and Bernie Friel, in Philadelphia.
As per her bio, the 39-year old media personality recognized her interest and skills in television since her early age.
While attending Methacton High School in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, she used to make daily television morning announcements giving her best but her media’s production classes. Aiming to become a famous anchor, she completed her bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University.
A short video that Courtney made highlighting her skills was chosen to appear on Channel One News student-produced week in Los Angeles.
Courtney Friel’s Career, Salary
Courtney, who stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.67 meters), started her career as a sport as well as an entertainment reporter for GoTV Mobile Television.
At the same time, she also made her significant contribution for Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour.
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Extending her list of professionalism, she hosted a crime documentary series, The Saturday Night Solution.
She also dedicated her career as a field reporter for E! Entertainment, Oxygen Channel and Comcast Cable, WBBJ-TV. Courtney’s fame reached to heights after she joined the FOX News Channel as a News correspondent in February 2007.
After working for KTLA-TV as an entertainment reporter for six long years since joining in 2013, Courtney has been earning an average salary ranging from $71K up to $79K.
Courtney Friel Husband, Boyfriend
Courtney turned out to be an unlucky woman when it comes to her love life.
She was married to the famed CBS reporter Carter Evans. The pair first met in San Diego on the sets of KNSD-TV. Sharing the common interest, Courtney and Carter fell for each other and eventually got married in May 2005.
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The pair were blessed with two children namely Cash Hudson Evans on 1 January 2011 and Cameron Kaiulani Evans on 6 April 2012.
Courtney was relishing her family life with her husband Carter and two kids until the pair separated with a divorce in 2016 because of some unknown reasons.
Courtney Friel Kids
Though Courtney is divorced from her husband, the pair seems to remain on good terms with each other, raising their children with co-operation. Their parenthood love was reflected while celebrating Christmas together in 2015.
As of now, her ex-husband, Carter, is in a relationship with a reporter named Lauren Lyster- who happens to be working together with Courtney.
Not only Carter, but his girlfriend also seems to be co-parenting the kids as well.
Courtney invited Lauren to spend time with her children, giving her the tag of a stepmom. While she was celebrating her daughter, Cameron’s birthday, Lauren also made an appearance.
On a recent note, during a baby shower of one of Courtney and Lauren’s co-worker, both women showed up for the occasion with happy faces on 23 September 2018.
As Courtney and Carter along with his girlfriend are co-parenting the kids, it is evident that Courtney has no hard feelings for Lauren and is still friends with her ex-husband.
Courtney Friel Boyfriend
Courtney also has found a new love for herself and apparently a new father for her kids. She is in a relationship with the screenwriter Jim Hecht. From their social media posts, the couple seems to be so much in love. Their first photo together in social media was Jim's post with the caption, "all I want for Christmas is..."
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Even the kids of Courtney seem to enjoy the company of Jim. Courtney, with her kids and her boyfriend, was spotted in a baseball ground. All four of them looked so much happy and pleased.
Courtney Friel enjoys the baseball game with her kids and boyfriend on 29 March 2019 (Photo: Courtney Friel's Instagram)
Hopefully, the relationship works out for a longer period of time.