Courtney was born on the North Side and raised in the North Hills. She received her journalism degree from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also has her bachelor's degree in public policy with a focus on education issues.
Courtney's first job was a "one-man-band" reporter at WKTV in Utica, New York. From there, she went out to the Midwest and worked as a reporter at WQAD in the Quad Cities. Her third stop was in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
At WPXI, Courtney led the station's reporting of the Jerry Sandusky Trial, helping the station win several awards for its coverage.
A three-time Emmy Award-winning and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning reporter, Courtney is most proud to live and work in the hometown she loves while serving the people who make Pittsburgh great!