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
Texas law changes making mail-in ballot requests more likely to be rejected
With changes in Texas law, mail-in ballot requests may becoming a lot harder to complete. Eyewitness News spoke with voting advocates on the best way to make sure requests don't rejected.
Emergency room chaplain shares experiences serving throughout pandemic in his book, 'A Conduit'
Reverend Dr. Tom Tucker says the purpose of his book, 'A Conduit', is to encourage other people to be volunteer chaplains.
Rice University's new livestream camera causes controversy and raises safety concerns from students
Participants in Rice's own monthly streaking ritual are at odds with the university after it installed a cam fixed on the place where the streaking occurs.
Katy bookstore vandalized with racist graffiti ahead of grand opening
Instead of setting out to punish whoever caused the thousands of dollars worth in damage, owner Raven White decided to take a different path.
Gov. Abbott focusing on police, border security and bail reform at Houston campaign stop
While seeking his third term, Gov. Greg Abbott spoke about his commitment to supporting law enforcement and bail reform.
Unusual Houston-area tornadoes not part of larger trend, meteorologist says
The six confirmed tornadoes struck the Houston area this weekend, wreaking havoc along their path, leaving residents to pick up the pieces.
Houston will have a total of 5 COVID-19 mega testing sites due to a rise in cases and variants
City officials are hoping new mega testing sites will help with the long wait times and delayed results.
Influx of COVID testing leads to delays in getting results across Houston area
Besides the long lines, the delay in test results leaves people wondering what to do while they wait. Here's what doctors say.
Grand Oaks HS student charged with felony murder in weekend crash that killed 18-year-old
Authorities believe speed and alcohol played a role in the deadly crash involving a car full of teenagers, two of whom attended Grand Oaks High School.
Bookings for mental health help filled up in the Houston area from start of pandemic
Overwhelmed bookings for mental health help have been a key indicator of the stress and anxiety that has been weighing on people during the pandemic.