A perpetual truth seeker, Courtney is always asking questions and looking to pull back the curtain.
While you’ll find Courtney on the front lines of breaking news, she also enjoys long-form investigative work and heart warming profiles. Most notably in 2019, through a series of public records requests, Courtney revealed how an off-duty sheriff’s detective used his seniority and experience to evade arrest after a night of drinking resulted in a serious car crash. In 2017, her reporting on a law breaking bail bondsman resulted in the state revoking his license.
When she’s not working, Courtney is passionate about giving back to the Twin Cities community through volunteering. She serves on the board of amputee non-profit Wiggle Your Toes, and makes frequent hospital visits to new amputees. When time allows it, she loves to speak to Twin Cities school children and share her story of resilience and give them tools for adapting to change.
Courtney grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She also holds a Masters of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Courtney lives in Minneapolis with her husband Ryan and their beloved dog Bruno. They are patiently awaiting the arrival of their first child, due in Fall 2019.
The latest from Courtney Godfrey
Inside the growing LGBTQ archive in Minnesota
Archival collections like at the University of Minnesota play an essential role in gathering, storing, and making accessible critical artifacts that speak to the history and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.
Rochester condo building stable, but still not ready for resident return
A condominium tower in Rochester, Minnesota is now structurally stable but still not ready for residents to return to, according to city officials.
2 threats made at Maple Grove Middle School in one week
Law enforcement is investigating two separate threats made at Maple Grove Middle School this week. Osseo Area Public Schools have assured parents that no threat exists to students or staff.
MSP Airport allowing flyers to schedule security checks
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has introduced a new, free tool that allows travelers to skip to the front of the line.
Forada, Minn. still struggling to rebuild, one year following tornado
One year after an EF-2 tornado tore through parts of west central Minnesota, leaving the town of Forada devastated, many are still trying to rebuild.
Controversial Summit Avenue overhaul approved by St. Paul City Council
The council voted 6-1 to approve a $100 million plan to reconstruct Summit Avenue and the adjacent sidewalks and bike path
Mounds View townhome development facing opposition
A proposed development in Mounds View is facing opposition, as neighbors express concern about the density and environmental impact.
Juggheads Youth Juggling Company's grand finale after a 31-year run
For 31 years, Paul Arneberg has dedicated himself to this mission, using juggling as a tool to change lives.
Uber threatens to pull out of Minnesota over legislation
A bill making its way through the Minnesota legislature aims to ensure rideshare drivers earn a living wage, but companies like Uber say it could double the cost to customers and prompt the company to stop operating in the state.
Bill would essentially ban active shooter simulations at Minnesota schools
Critics say the shooter drills can be traumatizing for students and suggest there are better ways to protects schools and students.