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Courtney Friel Hit On During Live Shot

Courtney Friel, the former Fox News reporter, now reporting for KTLA in Los Angeles, was covering a wildfire Wednesday when a shirtless man asked her out: “Wow, you’re super pretty. Do you want to go on a date sometime?” he asked. Friel, who is married to CBS News correspondent Carter Evans, didn’t answer.

Evans made a name for himself on a breaking news story. He was the only reporter on the scene during a shootout in February 2012 that ended the manhunt for the fugitive Christopher Dorner. Working freelance at the time for CBS News, Evans was quickly hired by the network.

Breaking news seems to be a specialty for the reporting couple. Evans and Friel were visiting family in Hawaii in March, 2011 when an earthquake triggered a tsunami warning. At the time Friel, who was working for Fox News Channel, phoned in a report for FNC, while Evans, working for CNN at the time, did the same for that network.

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Carter Evans Named CBS News Correspondent

CBS News has named Carter Evans a correspondent, based in Los Angeles. he had been working in a freelance capacity for CBS News and KCBS in recent months, but now the network is bringing him on full-time. He made national news by being the only reporter at the scene of the shootout between police and fugitive cop Christopher Dorner. TVSpy has more on what happened.

“By now the world knows about Carter’s recent coup on the Christopher Dorner story,” wrote CBS News president David Rhodes in an email to staff this afternoon. “With producer Chris Weicher and cameraman Javier Gomez, Carter was the only reporter on the scene near Big Bear Lake when authorities closed in on Dorner after a tense manhunt. He continues to work the story today.”

Evans is a former correspondent for CNN, and his wife, Courtney Friel, is a former Fox News and KTTV Los Angeles correspondent.

Rhodes’ full memo to staff is below.
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Cable Networks Turn Attention to Christopher Dorner Shootout in Los Angeles

About midway through the 4pmET hour, all three cable news networks pivoted to Los Angeles, where murder suspect Christopher Dorner engaged in a gunfight with police.

During “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Fox News had Trace Gallagher reporting on the phone from Los Angeles. Gallagher is currently anchoring from FNC’s L.A. bureau, preempting “The Five.”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Chris Cuomo are anchoring CNN’s coverage, with reporters Casey Wian and Chris Welch. CNN is using aerial footage from its affiliates on a delay.

Chris Matthews is anchoring for MSNBC, with John Yang contributing from Los Angeles.

ABC News and NBC News also aired special reports around 5pmET. Bill Weir anchored on ABC, with Pierre Thomas and Cecilia Vega contributing; Brian Williams anchored on NBC, with Yang contributing from LA.

On the local front, Carter Evans, the husband of former Fox News Channel reporter Courtney Friel, was covering the shootout for KCBS in Los Angeles. TVSpy has the video.

Courtney Friel Delivers Baby Girl

Fox News and Fox 11 LA reporter Courtney Friel and her husband former CNN correspondent Carter Evans welcomed baby #2 into the world about six hours ago. And, naturally, Friel Tweeted it.

Cameron joins older brother Cash who was born on 1-1-11.

‘NY’s Funniest Reporter’ Contest Slated for August

Calling aspiring comedians: this year’s “New York’s Funniest Reporter” contest has been scheduled for August 19.

The competition, now in its seventh year, requires reporters to do five minutes of stand-up comedy at NYC’s Comic Strip Live Comedy Club. All contestants are assigned a professional comedy “mentor” to help them prepare.

Last years’ competitors included HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell, FNC’s Courtney Friel, FBN’s Adam Shapiro and WPIX’s Greg Mocker. HLN producer Marlaina Schiavo was the 2011 winner.

Courtney Friel Moving West for Fox

Courtney Friel, who announced on Facebook last night that she is pregnant, has some other personal news to share.

TVNewser has learned Friel is moving to the West Coast joining KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles, next month. She’ll be covering entertainment for Fox11 as well as for FNC and other local stations. Friel’s husband, CNN correspondent Carter Evans, will be leaving his job as a New York-based business reporter for the affiliate news service. This is Evans’ final week with CNN.

Friel joined Fox News in February, 2007.

Courtney Friel Expecting

Fox News correspondent Courtney Friel and husband CNN Newssource correspondent Carter Evans are expecting another baby. Friel announced the news on her Facebook page this morning:

Time to make the official announcement on FB! Accidentally left the oven on and I’m baking another baby! 19+ weeks pregnant and found out today it’s a GIRL! Due April 13th.

Friel gave birth earlier this year — on New Years day, in fact — to a son, Cash Hudson Evans.

(h/t J$P)

HLN’s Velez-Mitchell, FNC’s Friel Among Those Vying to Be ‘New York’s Funniest Reporter’

Tomorrow evening, journalists, comedians and everyone in-between will converge on the Comic Strip Live in New York for the 6th annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” competition. There are some familiar names in this year’s lineup.

HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell will try her hand at stand-up comedy, as will Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel, FBN’s Adam Shapiro and “Nancy Grace” producer Marlaina Schiavo.

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Fox News’ Courtney Friel & CNN’s Carter Evans cover Hawaii tsunami while on vacation

Fox News Channel reporter/anchor Courtney Friel and her husband, CNN producer/reporter Carter Evans had their family vacation to Hawaii interrupted last night with the news of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan, which triggered a tsunami headed for the islands.

Friel called in to Fox News around 4amET (11pm Thursday night Honolulu time) and was interviewed by anchor Greg Jarrett: “I’m on maternity leave,” said Friel, who gave birth to a baby boy on New Year’s Day. “My husband’s family is out here and we were on vacation and having dinner in Waikiki at a popular restaurant and these Japanese tourists were all on their phones and we were like, ‘why are they so busy?’ It turns out the alert came across that there was a tsunami watch and then we ran outside and the sirens started going off that the warning was in affect.”

Evans began reporting for CNN began in the 3amET hour, by 10amET he and Friel were both reporting from the tsunami warning center after the wave had passed over the Hawaiian islands and headed toward California.

New Year’s Baby for Courtney Friel and Carter Evans?

From the TVNewser tipbox:

CNN’s Carter Evans left the Nasdaq early this morning because wife Courtney Friel is in labor!

Friel, who is an anchor at Fox News Channel, announced her pregnancy on her Facebook page, back in August. Yesterday on her Wall, Friel wrote,

was just at hospital checkup- they confirmed my baby doc’s estimates that he already weighs 9 lbs! Yikes! Please son- evict yourself now!

Update: From Friel: “Well that was quite an experience! *Cash Hudson Evans* was born at 6:08 am on 1-1-11. 9 lbs even (ouch). He’s perfect and healthy and I will post pics when I can. Thanks for the well-wishes! Happy New Year everyone!

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