Courtney Spinelli

Courtney Spinelli FOX59

Courtney joined the FOX59 news team in October 2020 as a reporter.

Born and raised just north of Boston, Courtney discovered her passion for journalism at a young age. She began her career working for several years as an assignment editor in the Boston area at WFXT-TV.

Alongside a talented team of journalists, Courtney had the privilege of helping cover many important yet challenging stories. In her assignment editor role, she earned an Emmy nomination in 2017 for her contribution to an investigative report on ambulance and staffing shortages in Boston’s EMS division. The report revealed that patients were forced to share ambulance rides with strangers on their way to the hospital.

Courtney wanted to continue helping others in their pursuit for justice, something she is especially passionate about. In 2019, she joined the team at the NBC affiliate station in Davenport, Iowa, where she was an investigative reporter and weekend evening anchor.

She covered several notable stories, including the investigation into the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl by local and federal authorities, now a murder investigation; the trial of a 13-year-old boy who brought a gun to school and pointed it at teachers; and historic flooding of downtown Davenport after a flood barrier protecting the city against the waters of the rising Mississippi River failed.

During her time in Davenport, Courtney was a part of the team that earned an Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence. Included in the entry was her coverage of civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, the disappearance of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell, and her series on gun crimes that transcended borders across the Quad Cities. She also placed in the 2020 Iowa Broadcast News Awards Large Market TV category on In-Depth/Series reporting for her continuing coverage on litigation following a fire and explosion at a food processing plant that killed a firefighter and injured another. 

Courtney is a proud graduate of Worcester State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism. 

Courtney is thrilled to be a part of the talented teams of FOX59 and CBS4 to continue her reporting in the Midwest. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the city, working out at CrossFit and watching football. 

You can find Courtney on Twitter at @CourtSpinelliTV, on Facebook as Courtney Spinelli, or contact her via email at cspinelli@nexstar.tv

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