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 connect with her on social media.

Recent Articles
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    HOUSTON — A town hall meeting was held Tuesday night at Wheatley High School concerning the cancer cluster found in the Fifth Ward. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich as well as state and local leaders were there to address what’s next for the community. The hope was to talk about next steps, solutions and resources after a study by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found elevated cancer rates in the Fifth Ward.  Several studies have been done on this, including […]

  • 61-year-old woman fatally hit with possible celebratory gunfire in Harris County

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A tragic end to the new year celebration for a north Harris County family after a woman was struck and killed by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire. The incident happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Laurel Oaks subdivision, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The victim has been identified as Philippa Ashford, 61. “It’s a cul-de-sac street and several members were out celebrating the new year, were setting off fireworks, when the 61-year-old […]

  • How to get a free ride this New Year’s Eve and other safety tips! 

    HOUSTON — Fireworks, a champagne toast and celebrating with friends are all good things— but let’s help each other stay safe while ringing in 2020. We know many of you are going to drink— but please don’t drive! Harris County Precinct 4 is teaming up with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, DPS, the District Attorney’s office and several other law enforcement agencies for a huge impaired driver initiative. The Precinct 4 constable will have a judge on hand to review […]

  • Suspected arsonist throws Molotov cocktail at FBCSO sergeant’s home a second time

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  • Panic erupts at Memorial City Mall as shoppers react to possible sounds of gunfire

    HOUSTON — A possible smash-and-grab at Memorial City Mall sent customers into a panic, running and hiding Sunday evening. It happened just after 9 p.m. Houston police and firefighters initially responded to a shots fired call at Memorial City Mall. At this point, it is unclear if any shots were actually fired or not. Either way, it was a scary situation for the people who were in the mall at the time. We’re told customers running and hiding behind counters […]

  • Man accused of firing at HPD officers, barricading himself inside Fifth Ward home 

    HOUSTON — A man is in custody Thursday morning after allegedly opening fire on two Houston police officers and then barricading himself inside a Fifth Ward home. The Houston Police Department received a 911 call around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. The caller reported a suspicious person walking on Lockwood Drive, possibly with a gun. Officers spotted the suspect after arriving about ten minutes later. As soon as they started getting out of their patrol car, the man reportedly opened fire on […]

  • Fallen Nassau Bay Sgt. Kaila Sullivan to be laid to rest

    HOUSTON — The community is gathering Wednesday morning to honor the life of fallen Nassau Bay police officer Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month. Sullivan’s funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Her family will start making their way to Grace Church around 8:30 a.m. She is being remembered as a hero and someone who served her community very well. Tributes to her have been sent to the department from all over […]

  • Man shot after falling asleep in event venue bathroom, gets into altercation with staff near Crosby

    CROSBY, Texas — A man was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds Monday morning after getting into an altercation at a wedding venue near the Crosby area, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said the victim had attended an event at The Barn at Four Pines Sunday and fell asleep in the restroom, which is outside of the main venue building. When he woke up, deputies said he panicked and tried to get back into the venue. Officers said […]

  • About CW39 Houston

    KIAH-TV is a CW affiliate that has been broadcasting in Houston for over 50 years! The station signed on as an independent (Ch 39) in 1967 under the call letters KHTV and was initially best known for its presentation of Houston Wrestling with Paul Boesch. A charter affiliate of the WB Network, the station call letters were changed to KHWB in September of 1999 and “WB39 News at 9” debuted in the fall of 2000. After the dissolution of the WB Network […]

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