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Courtney Friel (born April 22, 1980) is an American entertainment reporter for the Fox News Channel. Currently, she contributes to a number of different entertainment related programs for the network’s website, FoxNews.com. She was hired by the network on February 16, 2007, making her first appearance on February 17, 2007 as a panelist to discuss Anna Nicole Smith on Hannity & Colmes.
Friel is also known for hosting the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel. She replaced Shana Hiatt as host of WPT for its fourth season. She was also a co-host on GameStop/EB Games’s EBtv, however after a three year run left the show with a final goodbye to fans in the March 2007 episode.
A Philadelphia native, Friel holds a B.A. in political science and a minor in broadcast journalism from San Diego State University. Courtney has previously hosted a variety of programs including E! Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Oxygen. She also appeared in the March 2006 issue of FHM. [Wiki]