Courtney Schoenemann joined CBS Austin as a general assignment reporter in September 2016.
Courtney is excited to call Austin home. She spent the last two years in El Paso reporting on the U.S./Mexico border where she was covered the city council and county commissioner beat.
The most memorable moment for her was being a part of the news coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juarez.
Prior to moving to the Borderland Courtney spent a year reporting in southern Oregon, and is happy to call central Texas home.
She is a Texas native, born and raised in Spring, a suburb of Houston.
Courtney was a four-year Division I softball player at Sam Houston State University, where she also hosted a weekly radio show on 90.5 the Kat and reported the weather live on Cable Channel 7 News in Huntsville, Texas.
After graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from Sam Houston, she traveled to the big apple as an intern for "Dan Rather Reports" in the summer of 2012.
One of Courtney's most memorable moments is interviewing Rather about his most recent book, "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News" and having Rather as her mentor where she learned from some of the most passionate editors and producers in the business.
Courtney got her start in TV news in the summer of 2013 where she moved nearly 3,000 miles from home to pursue her career as a journalist. While at KPIC-TV in Roseburg, Oregon, she covered breaking news, local government and education, but especially loves telling veteran and military stories.
Most of all, she has a passion for storytelling. Courtney's love for journalism came at a young age as she became an avid viewer of "Good Morning America" in middle school. A huge sports fan, she can't wait to attend her first Longhorn game.
Courtney loves Texas country music, good food, and her family. She enjoys meeting new people and exploring new places.
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