Courtney Friel: KTLA News Anchor on Her Silent Battle with Addiction, Recovery & Faith
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of someone's success? Today, I want to shed light on the inspiring journey of Courtney Friel, a remarkable individual who has not only graced our screens as a talented news anchor but has also shown immense courage and strength in her personal journey.

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Courtney Friel is best known for her work as a news anchor at KTLA in Los Angeles, where she also hosts the video podcast “Keepin’ It Friel: Conversations on Recovery.” Prior to her move to Los Angeles, she previously worked as a national correspondent for Fox News Channel and hosted the “World Poker Tour.” As a renowned news anchor and journalist, Courtney captured the hearts of millions with her talent, grace, and professionalism. But behind the glitz and glamour of her successful career, she fought and triumphed a silent battle with addiction – a battle that remained hidden from the public eye for far too long. 

In this candid and heartfelt conversation, Courtney shares her inspiring story, offering a glimpse into the pivotal moments that led her to seek help, the support system that played a crucial role, and the strategies she employed to overcome the hurdles she faced. From the highs of her journalism career to the lows of addiction, Courtney emphasizes how her faith played a significant role in her path to recovery, giving her the resilience to face her challenges head-on. Her story serves as a powerful reminder that regardless of our status or achievements, we all face our own battles, but it’s in facing them that we find our true strength. Let’s dive in!


In this episode, you will learn:
  • Courtney’s battle with addiction – the highs and lows of living a double life
  • Praying without ceasing
  • How gratitude frees you from the past
  • Accountability: The Secret to a Successful Recovery Journey
  • Courtney’s proven technique to manage her emotions
  • How to stay humble in a world full of egos
  • Showcasing your unique personality through your personal brand
  • #KeepingITFriel
  • Tips and tricks on how to be comfortable in front of the camera
  • Courtney’s secret to finding peace and living in it 
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