Kortney Houts was born and raised in Tuttle, Oklahoma. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan College of Court Reporting in 2001 and obtained her Certified Shorthand Reporter license soon thereafter. She worked as an official court reporter at the Oklahoma County Courthouse reporting trials and hearings for a year. She has been working as a freelance court reporter since 2003 and has experience in numerous types of cases. She looks to further her career and education in getting certified in realtime services, including Live Deposition. Kortney is married to Cory Houts and has two daughters, Ella Houts and Abby Houts. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and being active with her family.