Courtney joined the outstanding teams at FOX59/CBS4 in April 2019. She returned to the Midwest after nearly six years in Alabama working for WHNT News 19 in Huntsville and WTVY News 4 in Dothan. Courtney is originally from Coshocton, OH.
Courtney is most passionate about finding justice for others. Before coming to FOX59/CBS4, she served as an investigative reporter for WHNT News 19. Courtney reminds everyone, if you need someone to help you, email her at email@example.com.
Courtney won the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2017 for a documentary on the Downtown Rescue Mission. She was a part of a team of three that produced a 30-minute special on the help and healing that happens within the walls of the mission.
Courtney’s proudest moment so far is July 13, 2017. That is the day prosecutors dropped burglary charges against a man misidentified in a 2016 case. The man’s mother asked WHNT News 19 for help to prove her son’s innocence.
Courtney worked countless hours over a four-month period to convince both the defense and the prosecution they had the wrong man. One day before her report aired, the assistant district attorney dropped the charges. She worked to help the man get his charges expunged from his once-clean record.
While in Dothan, AL she specifically covered the Florida Panhandle. During that time, Courtney won two Florida Associated Press Awards for Best Series Reporting and Best Hard News Feature. For Best Series Reporting, Courtney spoke one-on-one with present and former Florida prison inmates about their participation in re-entry programs. For Best Hard News Feature, she teamed up with a former co-worker for coverage of bodies being exhumed at the infamous Dozier School for boys in Marianna, Florida.
Courtney graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Communications and a minor in Public Relations.
Along with email, you can reach Courtney on Twitter: @Crown_Journalist, Facebook: Courtney Crown and Instagram: @crown_journalist