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Carter Evans Named CBS News Correspondent

Carter Evans has been named a Los Angeles-based correspondent at CBS News, TVNewser reports.

Evans has been working as a freelance correspondent for the network and for KCBS, the CBS O&O in Los Angeles, in recent months. Earlier this month, he was caught in the crossfire of the Christopher Dorner shootout in Big Bear.

In a memo to staffers announcing the news, CBS News president David Rhodes cited Evans’ reporting on the Dorner story, noting “he always seems to be working when no one else is around.”

Evans is married to former KTTV entertainment reporter Courtney Friel.

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Courtney Friel Out at KTTV in Los Angeles

Entertainment reporter Courtney Friel is leaving KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles. A station spokesperson told TVSpy that Friel’s contract was not renewed.

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.”

Friel is married to CBS reporter Carter Evans, who was caught in the crossfire of the Christopher Dorner shootout while reporting from Big Bear earlier this week.

>Update: Our sister site, FishbowlLA, interviews Friel about her departure.

VIDEO: CBS’ Carter Evans Caught in the Crossfire of Christopher Dorner Shootout

CBS News correspondent Carter Evans found himself in the middle of a shootout between San Bernardino Country, CA authorities and murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who has led police on a widely-publicized manhunt over the past four days, Tuesday afternoon (video above).

Evans was reporting via phone from Big Bear on KCBS when the shots exploded behind him. “I hear gunfire from several directions. The area that the helicopter seems to be circling is an area about 100 feet ahead of me, just directly ahead of me,” Evans said. “That seems to be the area that everyone is focused on.”

Evans remained remarkably calm while the events unfolded in front of him, occasionally staying silent for long chunks of time so viewers could hear the gunfire. At one point, someone can be heard yelling at Carter to “get the f-ck out.”

KCBS-KCAL reports Evans is safe. More video of his reporting from Big Bear after the jump. Read more

Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel Joining KTTV

Courtney Friel, an entertainment reporter at Fox News Channel, is joining KTTV in Los Angeles next month.

TVNewser reports that Friel will be covering entertainment for Fox owned-and-operated KTTV and other local stations. She will continue to contribute to FNC, which she joined as a New York bureau reporter in 2007.

Friel’s husband, Carter Evans, will also be leaving his job, as a business correspondent for affiliate-service CNN Newsource, for the West Coast.

Friel will join former Fox News colleague Lauren Sivan, who started at KTTV in September, in Los Angeles.