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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
  • Authorities provided this video still image of an individual who was described as a witness to a Dec. 8, 2014, fire in downtown Los Angeles. Fire captains were busy with the fire and were not able to question the individual shown in the two left panes.

    Investigators Seek 2 Potential Witnesses Caught on Video Near DTLA Fire

    Federal and local investigators asked for help Monday identifying two individuals seen in video taken near the site of a massive fire that gutted an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex. The two people were described as witnesses but not suspects in the Dec. 8 blaze at the Da Vinci Apartments complex. Investigators want to talk to them to find out what they saw, smelled and heard before and during the fire, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore said. In one […]

  • Part of a second-story balcony collapsed at a mixed-use building in Long Beach Friday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

    Second-Story Balcony Collapses in Long Beach as Pacific Storm Pounds SoCal

    A second-story balcony on a mixed-use building in Long Beach partially collapsed Friday morning as powerful winds and rain continued to pound the region. The collapse happened shortly after 6 a.m. at the building located near Woodruff Avenue and Los Coyotes Diagonal (map). The building contained four residential units on the second floor and some businesses on the bottom. Part of the collapsed balcony was blocking the entry way to the bottom floor units and also crushed the front end […]

  • Southern California was hit by a powerful storm on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Dangerous Weather Conditions to SoCal

    Mandatory evacuations were ordered and a portion of Pacific Coast Highway was closed early Friday as a powerful storm slamming Southern California brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region, triggering mudslides and flooding, and leaving tens of thousands of residents without power. At least eight homes were significantly damaged in the storm, while a second-story balcony completely collapsed from a structure in Long Beach. Multiple vehicles were also damaged as intense downpours and gusty winds toppled trees throughout […]

  • A witness's video shows three men who are being sought by police after a midday robbery in South Pasadena. (Credit: South Pasadena Police Department)

    3 Men Sought After Brazen Midday Burglary in South Pasadena, Police Say

    Three men were being sought Tuesday in connection with a residential burglary in South Pasadena that was captured on video by a witness, authorities said. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1300 block of Brunswick Avenue (map), according to the South Pasadena Police Department. “I immediately grabbed my phone,” said the neighbor who shot the video from across the street. She asked not to be identified. “For half a second I thought about calling 911, […]

  • Earl Hayes, right, is shown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a photo Hayes posted on Twitter in October 2012.

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Camp Communicated With Earl Hayes Shortly Before Murder-Suicide: Law Enforcement

    Law enforcement source has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Floyd Mayweather’s camp “had conversations with” rapper Earl Hayes shortly before the apparent murder-suicide of Hayes and wife Stephanie Moseley. Investigators are now reaching out to world-champion boxer Mayweather and gathering electronic records in the incident, according to the source. TMZ reported Monday night that Mayweather was on a FaceTime video link with Hayes when the shootings occurred. The Times has not confirmed this information. Moseley was a dancer […]

  • Based on the image alone, it was difficult to tell the mountain lion's age, gender, or physical condition.

    Second Mountain Lion Sighting Reported East of 405 Freeway

    A grainy photo taken by a home surveillance camera showed a mountain lion lurking in the Mulholland area near Beverly Park. The sighting was significant because it marks only the second time the National Park Service has seen a mountain lion east of the 405 Freeway in 12 years of following the big cats, according to Kate Kuykendall with the Park Service. Based on the image alone, it was difficult to tell the mountain lion’s age, gender, or physical condition, […]

  • Sandbags are seen outside a home in Glendora, where January's Colby Fire left a burn area vulnerable to mudslides. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record-Setting Rainstorm Soaks SoCal, Triggers Evacuations in Some Areas

    Rain showers continued to soak Southern California late into the night on Wednesday, one day after a record-setting Pacific storm prompted mudslides, flash-flood watches and evacuations in some areas. The storm dumped 1.21 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, 1.04 inches in Long Beach, and 1.14 inches in Lancaster, eclipsing records set in 1961, according to the National Weather Service. At Los Angeles International Airport, 1.12 inches of rainfall was measured, surpassing 1966’s record total. Another wave […]

  • A power outage shut down the TSA screening checkpoint in Terminal A at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Dec. 2, 2014. (Credit: ‏@RustyHoyt)

    Power Restored to Terminal at Bob Hope Airport Following Outage

    Air travel Wednesday was expected to resume as norma. in a Bob Hope Airport terminal following a power outage that occurred the previous day. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

  • Crews worked to keep Camarillo Springs safe during the rain storm on Dec. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Record-Breaking Rainfall to SoCal

    A powerful storm brought a record-breaking amount of heavy rain to Southern California Tuesday, prompting flash-flood watches, preparations for mudslides in recent burn areas and the mandatory evacuation of homes in Camarillo. Preliminary data showed new record rainfall in multiple areas, including downtown Los Angeles, where 1.15 inches fell, breaking a 1961 record, according to the National Weather Service. LAX and Long Beach Airport saw records broken from 1966 and 1961, respectively. In Oxnard, 1.25 inches had fallen by early evening, breaking a […]