Thursday, January 9, 2020

"Was This [Los Angeles] News Anchor Benched for Accusing Trump?"


Last Friday, KTLA weekend anchor Courtney Friel’s salacious book excerpt was featured by the New York Daily News. The next day, Friel wasn’t in the anchor chair at her regularly scheduled 5 p.m. slot, nor was she in it at 6 p.m., nor was she in it at 10 p.m., nor was she in the chair at 11 p.m. And on Sunday, she again was not in the anchor chair at 5, 6, 7, 10, or 11 p.m.

No, the Los Angeles local TV anchor has been sent on “vacation” after the Daily News revealed that, in her new book Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News, Friel claims President Donald Trump once phoned her and called her “the hottest one at Fox News” and then allegedly said: “You should come up to my office sometime, so we can kiss.”
A representative for KTLA-TV did not return requests for comment, but the spokesman for Nexstar, its parent company, said, “Courtney had some long-scheduled vacation in connection with her book tour. She’ll be back on KTLA’s air January 18, when her vacation ends.”