Courtney Carpenter
Courtney Carpenter joined the ABC13 Eyewitness News team in June 2021 as a reporter/multi-skilled journalist.

Before ABC13, she worked as a morning reporter at CW39 in Houston, as a morning reporter at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, and as a multi-skilled journalist/sports anchor/reporter at KRBC and KTAB in Abilene, Texas.

From covering state championship sporting events to devastating hurricanes and wildfires, to the breaking story of any given day, Courtney is passionate about people and knows it's a privilege to tell their stories for a living.

Courtney graduated from Dallas Baptist University in May 2013, where she played on the golf team.

She was born in Louisiana and raised in northwest Arkansas.

Courtney is thrilled to be part of the ABC13 team. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their fluffy rescue dog. She also loves trying new restaurants (Tex-Mex is her favorite!), going to any and all sporting events, and traveling.

She loves meeting new people, so say hi if you see Courtney out covering a story. You can connect with her on social media or send her an email at courtney.b.carpenter@abc.com. Story tips and restaurant recommendations are welcome!

Courtney's Stories
Lawsuit filed in death of man crushed by crane that collapsed during Houston storm
"There's no reason why he should've been out there," said the family of a 72-year-old man killed when a crane collapsed during Houston's storm. Now, they seek accountability for the "preventable tragedy."
Storm blew out 2,500 high-rise windows or skylights in downtown 'exclusion zone,' officials say
Crews already boarded up most of the windows with completion eyed for Wednesday. Meanwhile, city officials continue to urge against venturing into parts of downtown Houston.
Downtown Houston riddled with glass after storm tore windows out of high-rise buildings
"Downtown is a mess. It's dangerous due to the glass and the lack of traffic lights, so stay at home," Mayor John Whitmire warned after Thursday's destructive storms.
Pelican Island bridge is unstable after barge slammed into pillar, causing oil spill, officials say
Officials said the leak had been contained, but about 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of oil spilled into the water. An investigation into the cause of the crash continues, but so far, it's not believed weather played a factor.
'They're not paying attention': Action 13 helps woman worried that trees will fall on her home
Action 13 helped a renter in northwest Houston concerned that management wasn't doing its part to keep her home safe from massive trees tilting over her trailer.
Parents protest layoffs of teachers, principals, and custodians at Houston ISD schools
"We feel like Mike Miles is just destroying our schools," one parent said. "What he's doing in Meyerland, what we are fighting for today, is just unconscionable."
Lawyers press for body cam video after Harris Co. jailers charged in beating that left man in coma
A former inmate pushed for justice at a news conference on Friday, accusing three Harris County Jail guards of beating him into a coma. But, the sheriff's office made it seem like it was his fault.
Residents of Harris County senior living complex frustrated with mold issues
Work on treating the issues started last fall, which some residents said was two years from when they first started complaining. Now, some residents have been living in a nearby hotel, wondering what's taking so long.
ABC13 Renters' Rights: Who's responsible for plumbing issues?
A tenant paid a $435 bill for plumbing issues she says she didn't cause, but management has yet to explain why she's to blame and is still living with clogged appliances.
Snipers kill man who abducted ex, 3-year-old at gunpoint, sparking chase, sheriff's office says
Authorities say the man led authorities on a chase while holding the woman and their child at gunpoint. Two snipers shot him when he reached for his weapon, believed to be an AR-style rifle.