Courtney Carpenter was born in Monroe, Louisiana, but considers Springdale, Arkansas home. She began playing golf competitively at a young age and went to Dallas Baptist University on a golf scholarship. She graduated from DBU with a degree in broadcast communication in May 2013.

The summer after graduation, Courtney had the opportunity to intern with CBS Sports and travel each week with the PGA Tour. She assisted in production of CBS golf coverage for several tournaments and had a blast seeing world-class golfers and courses first hand. When the season came to an end, she accepted a job as a multimedia journalist at KRBC, the NBC affiliate in Abilene, Texas.

In Abilene, Courtney also gained experience as a weekend sports anchor and reporter. In her time in the sports department, she got to experience what high school football is all about in West Texas and loved every minute of it.

She moved to Bryan-College Station, Texas to work for KBTX in February of 2016. She worked as a morning feature reporter and had a blast checking out new restaurants, trying fun workouts, and showing off the some of the best spots in the Brazos Valley.

She is thrilled to be in Houston with CW39. She loves meeting new people, spending time outdoors and Tex-Mex food. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and going to sporting events.

You can reach Courtney at or on social media.

Recent Articles
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    HOUSTON- The retrial for a local high school football coach accused of murdering his pregnant wife in 1999 is underway. Former Alief Hastings football coach David Temple was found guilty of his wife’s murder in 2007 and served 9 years for the crime. In 2016, he was released after a judge found dozens of instances of misconduct by the prosecution during the first trial. The crime happened in January of 1999. David’s wife, Belinda, who was eight months pregnant with […]

  • Harris County deputy passes away after collapsing on duty

    HOUSTON- The community is mourning the loss of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy who collapsed while responding to a crime scene over the weekend. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the entire sheriff’s office family is grieving the death of Deputy Omar Diaz, who he said “served the community with honor and distinction.” He died while on duty although investigators do not believe his death was related to the call. Diaz was responding to the scene of a stabbing on Stone Pine […]

  • Two deputies exposed to fentanyl while investigating drug case at Harris County hotel

    Two Harris County sheriff’s deputies are recovering Thursday morning after being exposed to the dangerous opioid fentanyl. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Extended Stay America off North Sam Houston Parkway around 9:15 Wednesday night after hotel employees who were cleaning one of the rooms found what they thought were illegal drugs. The employees also saw what they thought was counterfeit money and printers to make it— so they called the authorities. When the deputies arrived on […]

  • SNAP protesters demand Cardinal Daniel DiNardo step down as USCCB president 

    HOUSTON- As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops starts, some are calling for Cardinal Daniel Dinardo to step down from his leadership role, saying he’s not qualified. DiNardo is president of the organization, which is supposed to be addressing the issue of sexual abuse in the church at its conference this week. Some are saying that DiNardo is not qualified to lead discussions on how to hold priests accountable for sexual abuse or for covering up sexual abuse because of […]

  • Houston community remembers Maleah Davis

    Thousands of people came together over the weekend to honor the life of Maleah Davis. Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared June 9  “Maleah Davis Day,” and city hall was lit up in pink, her favorite color. On Sunday, people started gathering at Houston City Hall to get ready to walk in her honor. Friends, family, and people that just wanted to show their support showed up wearing pink. The group walked through the streets of Downtown, saying they were there […]

  • Former Harris County constable deputy accused of raping woman while on duty

    A former Harris County deputy constable has been indicted on sexual assault and official oppression charges. Morning Dose learned from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office former deputy constable Richard Cornejo, 37, first came in contact with his alleged victim, a woman who was sleeping in her car outside the Palacio night club in July of 2018. However, he appeared in probable cause court Thursday. According to investigators,  Cornejo was on duty, in uniform, and driving a marked patrol vehicle […]

  • City Hall to have pink lights Sunday in honor of Maleah Davis; child’s remains found in Arkansas

    Mayor Sylvester Turner has approved a request for the lights at Houston City Hall to be changed to pink Sunday in condolence for the death of Maleah Davis. It’s the 4-year-old’s favorite color. “As we learn more about her death and disappearance, I ask people to focus their energy on creating lasting changes in Maleah’s honor. Love your child and hold them close, volunteer at a shelter for women and children, support foster organizations or make a donation to your […]

  • Local bus driver released from jail; claims she wasn’t drunk, but suffering from a stomachache

    HOUSTON — The local school bus driver accused of transporting students while intoxicated is out on bond. Linda Sue Godejohn, 55, is charged with driving while intoxicated. She was released Friday from the Harris County jail after posting a $100 bail. Investigators said Godejohn was stopped about 2:15 p.m. Thursday after the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office received reports that a school bus transporting children was driving erratically. At one point, a caller reported the bus almost flipped over […]

  • Is your family prepared? Here’s what you’ll need in time for hurricane season

    Saturday marks the official start of hurricane season. The Texas Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross is urging everyone to prepare now— they say waiting until the last minute won’t work. The main three steps are to have a kit, to be informed and to have a plan. When it comes to having a kit, it should be ready at a moment’s notice. You’ll want it stocked with the following: enough food and water for the whole family […]

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