Courtney grew up in Knoxville, Tenn. and graduated from Louisiana State University in May 2016. At LSU, Courtney was a reporter for LSU’s student-run television station, Tiger TV, and was a sports intern at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, La.
Following Courtney’s graduation from college, WBRZ-TV hired her full-time into the news department. She served as the breaking news reporter for the station’s ‘2une In’ morning show. The show was awarded Best Morning Show by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters during her time there.
Courtney continued her career at WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C. as a multimedia journalist in June 2017. There, she reported live during Hurricane Florence and covered the subsequent catastrophic damage in eastern North Carolina. Courtney covered the disappearance and death of three-year-old Mariah Woods which garnered national attention. She reported live during the Raleigh teacher rally as more than 50,000 North Carolina educators marched for better pay and more classroom funding. Courtney also did a one-on-one interview with the Attorney General of North Carolina about the backlog of 15,000 untested rape kits in the state. Courtney’s favorite story to date is her special report, ‘The R Word,’ which made her an award-winning journalist in November 2018.
Courtney moved to New Mexico in July 2019. She is excited to explore the state and connect with her community. Courtney enjoys hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities. You can also catch her trying out local restaurants and shops in her spare time.