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WENDY BURCH
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Wendy Burch is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor for KTLA. With nearly two decades of reporting experience, Wendy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to star-studded red carpet events.

Her talents have taken her across the country to major television markets including New York City, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, but she is most at home here in Los Angeles.

Wendy worked as a reporter for KCAL-TV and E! Entertainment in the late ’90s, and was a member of KABC-TV’s Eyewitness News team from 2003 to 2008. During that time, she received an Emmy nomination for best hard news reporting in Los Angeles.

When Wendy is not covering the news, she’s making news with the Good News Foundation, a non-profit charity she founded in 2007. Its mission is to bring together the talented women behind television news for the common good.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in Good News Grants, scholarships and in-kind donations to a number of dedicated individuals and organizations who are making a positive and meaningful difference for those in need and at-risk in Greater Los Angeles.

Aside from her broadcast television career and her philanthropic endeavors, Wendy has also worked as a media training coach for professional athletes. She has exclusively trained some of the biggest names in the world of sports and has been hired to consult for some of the most recognizable sports franchises in the country.

Wendy, an adopted child, was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.

As a former dancer and model, she stays in shape (and sane) by practicing yoga. The current love of her life is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Sophia Loren.


Recent Articles
  • A blue whale is shown, apparently entangled in some kind of fishing line, off the coast of Dana Point on June 27, 2016. (Credit: Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari)

    Second Rescue Effort Fails to Help Entangled Blue Whale in Waters Off Dana Point

    A rare attempt to free a blue whale tangled in crab fishing lines off the coast of California ended in failure Tuesday when rescuers were unable to locate the creature after removing a tracking buoy the night before. “We lost him,” said Captain Dave Anderson, a rescue effort organizer and owner of Dana Point-based Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari. “It breaks my heart to see a whale like that. It’s so hard when you’re so close to helping, we were just inches away.” […]

  • A crude oil leak is seen in an image posted to Twitter by the Ventura County Fire Department.

    700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

    Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in a Ventura canyon Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting the response of multiple hazardous materials teams that were able to contain the oil, authorities said. The leak was initially reported from an inland platform about 5:30 a.m. near Hall Canyon Road and Sunset Drive, about 1 mile inland of San Buenaventura State Beach, according to the Ventura County Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. By 8:45 a.m., it had flowed […]

  • filephoto Texting While Driving

    Number of California Drivers Using Cellphones Continues to Grow, Study Says

    A new study by the California Office of Traffic Safety says that more and more drivers in California are using cellphones. Wendy Burch reports from Studio City for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 23, 2016.

  • Robert Aguilar pours water on his head during halftime of a soccer game at the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex. (Credit: Michael Owen Baker/For The Times)

    Extreme Heat Will Worsen in L.A. Over the Next Century, Scientists Say

    Think today’s heat in L.A. is miserable? It’s going to become more frequent in the summers to come. Days of extreme heat are defined as those on which the temperature reaches 95 degrees. In downtown Los Angeles, there was an average of just six extreme heat days yearly in the 1980s and 1990s. But by the year 2050, there could be 22 days of extreme heat in Los Angeles, and by 2100, there could be 54 such days, a study […]

  • A store surveillance image shows a would-be burglar trying to break into a pharmacy in Garden Grove.

    Would-Be Pharmacy Burglars Scared Off by Garden Grove Police

    Two would-be burglars attempting to break into a pharmacy in Garden Grove Wednesday morning were scared off when they spotted police patrolling the parking lot. Wendy Burch reports from Garden Grove for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 8, 2016.

  • Santa Monica residents vote during the California Presidential Primary on June 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Polls Close in California Presidential Primary

    The polls closed across California at 8 p.m. in Tuesday’s Presidential Primary Election. California’s voter registration reached a record high of 17.9 million as nearly 650,000 people registered to vote in the state between the April 8 and the May 23 deadline, the Los Angeles Times reported. The majority of the newly registered voters — approximately three out of four — are Democrats, the newspaper reported. The Field Poll, an independent and non-partisan survey, estimates that about 8 million voters […]

  • Passengers wait in line to retrieve their luggage at LAX. (Credit: KTLA)

    220,000 Travelers Expected to Pass Through LAX on Memorial Day

    Some 220,000 people are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport on the final day of Memorial Day weekend. Wendy Burch reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 30, 2016.

  • Santa Ana police released this photo on May 25, 2016, of Alma Ramirez, who they believe was involved in a stabbing spree before being shot by officers.

    Police Identify Knife-Wielding Woman Shot by Officers After Stabbing Spree in Santa Ana

    Santa Ana police Wednesday identified a knife-wielding woman who was shot by officers after she allegedly stabbed three people in Santa Ana the previous night. Alma Ramirez, 27, was taken to a hospital, but is expected to survive and be arrested on suspicion of several charges including carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of West Fifth and Newhope streets where Ramirez allegedly […]

  • Hillary Clinton, left, speaks at a rally in Philadelphia on April 25, 2016; Donald Trump arrives at a rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the same day. (Credit: Getty Images; left: Justin Sullivan; right: Jessica Kourkounis)

    Clinton, Trump to Bring Campaigns to SoCal

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump planned to bring their campaigns to Southern California this week. Wendy Burch reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 23, 2016.