Friel joined KTTV in 2011 after four years as a New York bureau reporter at Fox News Channel.
Anchor Carlos Amezcua told viewers of her departure last night on KTTV’s 10 p.m. newscast, an announcement that seemed to surprise even Friel.
“Well, tomorrow is my last day here at Fox 11,” Friel said. “I didn’t know we were making that announcement, but I guess we are. I am leaving, unfortunately. But I’ll be around, so don’t worry.”
>Update: Our sister site, FishbowlLA, interviews Friel about her departure.