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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
  • Shooting Victim Found Dead in Montebello Church Parking Lot

    A man with multiple gunshot wounds was found dead after crashing in a church parking lot Monday evening. Montebello police responded to the 800 block of North Garfield Avenue after receiving a call of gunshots heard in the area, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The officers were directed to the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church parking lot by witnesses who said they heard several shots as they were finishing up choir […]

  • 2 in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Officers in Van Nuys

    Two men are in custody Monday morning after allegedly shooting at undercover officers in Van Nuys. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Hart Street. Two undercover officers were surveilling “property crime suspects” when the two suspects opened fire on the officers, said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Beverly Lewis It was unclear if the suspects knew they were shooting at officers, who Lewis said did not return fire. “This is a prime […]

  • U.S. Imposes Electronics Ban on Flights From Major Middle Eastern, African Airports

    Airlines flying directly from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must prevent passengers from carrying almost all electronic devices in the cabin, according to new security restrictions from the Trump administration. Passengers will have to check in any devices bigger than a smartphone — including iPads, Kindles and laptops — before clearing security or boarding, U.S. officials said, citing terrorism concerns. The open-ended ban will affect more than 50 flights from 10 airports, including major […]

  • Beachwood Drive Gate Will Soon Be Off-Limits for Hikers Going to View Hollywood Sign

    Los Angeles will soon stop hikers and tourists from using a Beachwood Drive gate to reach a popular trail near the Hollywood sign, city officials said Tuesday. Parks department spokeswoman Rose Watson said the city will begin redirecting pedestrians to Canyon Drive and other access points to the Griffith Park trails, including the Hollyridge Trail, in the next few weeks. The decision follows a legal battle that a Griffith Park horseback riding facility waged against the city over hikers trekking […]

  • Authorities Investigating Possible Human Skull Found in Sherman Oaks Brush Fire

    Coroner’s officials were still working to determine Monday whether remains found by firefighters over the weekend belonged to a human. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 13, 2017.

  • Voters in Los Angeles County Head to Polls for Election Day

    Polling places around Los Angeles County opened at 7 a.m. for voters getting out early to take part in Tuesday’s Election Day. Polls are open until 8 p.m. In Los Angeles, several decisions will be facing voters, including ballot measures S and H, several City Council and L.A. school board positions, and whether Angelenos will re-elect Mayor Eric Garcetti. The following cities are also holding municipal elections: Azusa, Bell, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Claremont, Covina, Cudahy, Gardena, Glendora, Huntington Park, La Cañada […]

  • Tire Slasher Caught on Camera in Valley Glen Neighborhood; More Than 20 Cars Damaged

    Between 20 and 30 cars had their tires slashed in Valley Glen recently and the culprit was caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera. The vehicles were parked on the streets of the 5700 blocks of Woodman and Mammoth avenues when the tires were slashed during the early morning hours on Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. Residents in the area said cars on Hatteras and Collins streets also has their tires slashed. Surveillance video shows a […]

  • Rainstorm Raises Concerns for Flooding, Mudslides

    Rain is in the forecast for much of Monday and into Tuesday, prompting concerns for flooding and mudslides according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory was issued for Los Angeles County Monday morning until 10:15 a.m. While rainfall rates aren’t expected to be too impressive, steady rain will make for “fairly good” rainfall totals, the weather service reported. More than an inch of rain had fallen in Ventura County by midmorning Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Moderate […]

  • Man With Knife Fatally Shot by CHP Near 10 Freeway in Santa Monica

    A man who was allegedly armed with a knife was fatally shot by at least one California Highway Patrol officer near the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica early Monday, officials said. The incident was reported about 12:20 a.m., after CHP received calls about a man walking along the east side of the freeway near Centinela Avenue, said Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the shooting. Responding officers found the man armed with a knife […]