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
  • Madonna performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 25, 2015, in London. (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

    Madonna’s On-Stage Tumble at Brit Awards Draws Reactions

    Madonna was sent tumbling Wednesday night when the show didn’t go as planned and she was yanked down a small flight of stairs. The 56-year-old singer says she’s fine. The darn cape she was wearing during a performance was just tied too tight. Here’s what happened: Madonna was belting out “Living for Love” at the Brit Awards in London. It’s a song that coincidentally includes the lyrics “lifted me up and watched me stumble, after the heartache I’m gonna carry […]

  • Welcome to the KTLA Family Baby Brady Burch!

    Welcome to the world and your KTLA family baby Brady Burch! Our Wendy Burch gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Brady Taylor Burch at 10:51 p.m. on Monday, January 12th. He came into the world at eight pounds, eight ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Wendy, Brady and dog Sophie are all doing just fine. Lynette Romero visited baby Brady and the new mom and shared photos with the Weekend KTLA Morning News.      

  • The general public could view the Rose Parade floats in Pasadena on Jan. 2 and 3, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Public Viewing of Rose Parade Floats Available in Pasadena

    The general public could see the Rose Parade floats in person Friday and Saturday in Pasadena. General admission was set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, but seniors and people with disabilities could enter at 7 a.m. Friday in order to beat the crowds. Admission was $10.

  • Several trees appeared to have fallen over in Sherman Oaks on Dec. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wind Topples Tree Onto SUV in Sherman Oaks; Advisory in Effect

    A tree toppled over and onto an SUV in Sherman Oaks Friday, the same day a wind advisory was in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The National Weather Service advisory warned of winds of 15 to 30 mph and gusts up to 40 mph in the two counties. It was scheduled to expire at 3 p.m. Gusts could topple trees, the advisory stated, such as one that appeared to be completely uprooted and on top of an SUV in […]

  • Last-Minute Shoppers Head to Malls Across Southern California on Christmas Eve

    Holiday shoppers converged on Southern California malls looking for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 24, 2014. More video:

  • High surf crashed into homes on the Malibu coastline on Dec. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    King Tides Bring Very High Surf to California Beaches

    A coastal flooding advisory was in effect for parts of California Monday as king tides were expected to continue bringing extreme surf to the area through Tuesday. King tides occur when the earth, moon and sun are aligned and in close proximity, resulting “in maximum gravitation force on tidal cycles,” according to the National Weather Service. The high seasonal tides could bring waves as high as 20 feet to central California beaches. They were also forecast to affect the San […]

  • Authorities provided these video still images of two individuals who were described as witnesses to a Dec. 8, 2014, fire in downtown Los Angeles.

    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 […]