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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
  • Spectators cheer as the Los Alamitos City Council votes to oppose California's sanctuary state law on March 19, 2018. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Los Alamitos City Council Votes to Opt Out of California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Law

    With about 12,000 residents spread across a few miles of suburban Southern California, Los Alamitos is better known for its good schools and small-town charms than political activism. But the city now finds itself at the center of a rebellion against California’s “sanctuary” policies, which aim to protect immigrants here illegally as President Trump vows to ramp up deportations. Los Alamitos leaders on Monday approved an ordinance that exempts their Orange County municipality from Senate Bill 54, a law that […]

  • Powerball Reaches $420 Million, Mega Millions $318 Million

    People lined up Tuesday morning to play Powerball and Mega Millions, which are now up to $420 and $318 million respectively. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 13, 2018.

  • A suspected burglar died in police custody Sunday night in Santa Ana. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Suspected Burglar Dies in Custody Following Altercation With Officers in Santa Ana

    An investigation is underway Monday after a suspected burglar died in police custody Sunday night. Authorities responded to an alarm call at KZ Engineering in the 2500 block of West First Street about 9 p.m., Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. As police were heading to the business, the owner called dipatch and said they could see the intruder inside a secured area on surveillance video. Arriving officers saw a man climbing a wrought iron fence and chased […]

  • Man Charged With Stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar Could Face Up to 3 Years in County Jail: DA

    A man could spend up to three years in county jail if convicted as charged after stealing an actress’s Oscar, officials  announced Tuesday. Terry Bryant, 47, was charged with one felony count of grand theft of property exceeding $950 in value, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The man was seen taking Frances McDormand’s award during the Governors Ball after Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, prosecutors said. He also appeared to show off the Oscar in a […]

  • A woman clutches her coat close as she bundles up in colder than usual weather in the Los Angeles area amid frigid temperatures. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Cold Weather in Southern California is Prompting Residents to Bring Out Their Winter Coats

    People are bundling up for winter weather in Southern California, where temperatures in Woodland Hills dipped to as low as 38 degrees. The National Weather Service put out a freeze warning for the Greater Southern California area which expired at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 21, 2018.

  • A broken water main floods a portion of Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills area on Feb. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Floods Street in Hollywood Hills Area

    A 12-inch water main broke overnight, causing a portion of Cahuenga Boulevard near Odin Street to flood Tuesday morning. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 20, 2018.

  • A rendering shows the marquee for Pixar Pier. (Credit: Disney-Pixar)

    Disney Announces Opening Date for Pixar Pier as Ticket Prices Spike at Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

    On the same day Disneyland raised the prices for tickets and annual passes, the theme park announced new details — as well as an opening date — for Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park. The area formerly known as Paradise Pier will reopen on June 23, featuring four new “whimsical neighborhoods” complete with newly themed attractions, according to a Sunday post on Disney’s official blog. Perhaps the most anticipated of the bunch is the Incredicoaster, the re-themed roller coaster […]

  • Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on Feb. 19, 2009 in Anaheim. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Disney Raises Theme Park Ticket Prices, With Costs Increasing as Much as 18% for Annual Pass Holders

    It’s getting more expensive to go to Disney. The Walt Disney Co. announced that it is raising ticket prices for theme parks in Florida and California, effective immediately. Disney said it raised prices for one-day tickets by $2 to $7 at its Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks in Florida. The prices, and price increases, vary for adults and children, and also depend on the time of year of the visit. For example, Disney […]

  • An investigation was underway in the gated retirement community of Laguna Woods Village after a suspect was fatally shot by deputies on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    65-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Shot by Deputies in Laguna Woods Retirement Community: OCSD

    A man who shot by deputies in a gated retirement community in Laguna Woods has died, authorities said Wednesday, a day after the shooting occurred. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as 65-year-old Paul Mono, of Laguna Woods. Mono was struck by gunfire after deputies responded to the 600 block of Avenida Sevilla, located in the retirement community of Laguna Woods Village, following a report of “shots fired” in the area on Tuesday afternoon. Contractor Dennis Metzler, who […]