Courtney Budelman is a lifestyle host and multi-skilled journalist for Show Me St. Louis on 5 On Your Side in St. Louis, Missouri and specializes in feature reporting.
Courtney came to St. Louis in May 2019 to experience life outside the East Coast, where she grew up. Before coming to 5 On Your Side, she was a reporter at stations throughout New England, covering news, sports, and features.
As a lifestyle reporter for Show Me St. Louis, Courtney is out in the streets doing what she calls “the best job in TV (or maybe any industry).” She highlights hidden gems, meets interesting people, and shows viewers what’s new and fun in The Lou.
Courtney’s passion for video is in her blood; her dad would get a new camera almost yearly to take family videos at Christmas.
“I’d promptly borrow it for school projects or to recreate Backstreet Boys music videos,” she said.
Courtney is a graduate of Harvard University where she earned degrees in English literature and French. She also has a master’s in broadcast journalism from S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.