Jim Hecht is the current boyfriend of news anchor and reporter, Courtney Friel -known for her work with KTLA.
Jim’s girlfriend joined KTLA in 2013 after working six years at Fox News Channel, where she was a New York correspondent, headline anchor and fill-in host for ‘Fox & Friends’
Born Courtney Dawn Friel, she attended Methacton High School in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Courtney anchored and reported for the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs and ABC station in Jackson, Tenn.
On the programming side, Courtney hosted “The World Poker Tour” on the Travel Channel and “The Saturday Night Solution” on Court TV.
She has also reported for various shows including “America’s Most Wanted,” “Extra,” “E! News,” Oxygen’s “Trackers,” and got her start in the industry as a student reporter for Channel One News. She also worked as an entertainment reporter for KTTV-TV.
Prior to her relationship with beau, Jim Hecht -she was married to former husband Carter Evans. She and Evans had met at the NBC affiliate, KNSD-TV in San Diego, they were married from 2005 until 2016.
From her marriage to Evans she is the proud mother of two children, Cash and Cameron.
The stunning blonde has been in a relationship with screenwriter, Jim Hecht -who was born September 19, 1975. The native of New York is behind the films, A Wizard’s Tale, Ice Age: The Great Egg Scapade, Ice Age: The Meltdown, among others.
Jim Hecht is the nephew of Albie Hecht -the the former Nickelodeon and HLN boss and now Pocket.watch’s chief creative officer.
In 2018, Paramount Players acquired Unboxing -a script by Jim Hecht which centered on a mischievous 11-year-old YouTube star who unboxes her father’s secret safe as a stunt for her channel and unleashes the treacherous Puck and his band of evil tricksters on a small town.
Jim also re-wrote for the studio one of John Hughes’ final scripts, The Gribsbys Go Broke and the movie Out of Stock, for Netflix. In 2019, it was reported that Universal had acquired a pitch from Jim Hecht.
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