Let’s Make a Friel –
Aug. 19, 2020 – “Our Inspire division champions stories that uphold the triumph of the human spirit and Courtney’s journey aligns perfectly with this. Her story is both comedic while also being sensitive to those struggling with addiction. The contrast of being a straight-laced Fox reporter and a party girl is also something ripe for humor with the potential to appeal to a large demographic.” “Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News” shares experiences and insights into addiction and the world of network news, including detailing encounters with President Donald Trump and the late Roger Ailes while at Fox News.
Friel’s book gained prominence earlier in the year for a passage about a 2010 incident in which Trump “told me I was the hottest one at Fox News, and even called me up on my office line with a proposition.”
“You should come up to my office sometime, so we can kiss,” Trump said, according to the book.
Friel wrote, “I was shocked — seriously, who says that? ‘Donald,” I responded, ‘I believe we’re both married.’ I quickly ended the call — my office mate and colleague Rick Folbaum had witnessed the whole conversation while sitting in the desk right next to me.”