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
  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Pomona SWAT Officer Killed While Serving Search Warrant Remembered as ‘Hero’

    A Pomona Police Department SWAT officer has died after being shot by a known gang member while serving a search warrant at a home in San Gabriel, officials announced early Wednesday morning. “It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news” of Officer Shaun Diamond’s death, the Police Department said in a statement. Diamond, 45, was one of 14 SWAT officers who participated in a multi-agency operation early Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block […]

  • Pomona Police Department Officer Shaun Diamond, who was fatally wounded while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, is seen in a photo on his wedding day. (Family photo)

    Mother of Slain SWAT Officer Remembers Him as ‘My Hero’

    The mother of slain Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond, who was fatally wounded Tuesday while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel, on Wednesday remembered him as a loving son who was “my hero.” Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    SWAT Officer Critically Wounded Serving Warrant in Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Case

    A Pomona SWAT officer was shot and critically wounded during a joint law enforcement operation in San Gabriel early Tuesday related to an investigation into outlaw motorcycle gangs, police said. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department. Officer Shaun Diamond was the first one through the door when SWAT made entry into the location and was immediately hit by a […]

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    Gas Prices Tumble to Lowest Level in Nearly 4 Years

    The average price of regular gasoline at U.S. pumps slid to the lowest level in almost four years, dropping 18.2 cents in the two weeks that ended Friday to $3.08 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc. Prices are 28.69 cents lower than a year earlier, according to the survey, which is based on information obtained at about 2,500 filling stations by the Camarillo company. The average is the lowest since Dec. 17, 2010, as oil, which makes up 64% […]

  • Brandon Hitchcock, 30, was arrested Friday in connection with allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student.

    Downey High School Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Charges That He Had Sex With Student

    A 30-year-old Downey High School teacher and coach on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen charges related to an alleged sexual relationship he had with a student. Brandon James Lee Hitchcock was taken into custody last Friday by Downey police detectives on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, according to a news release from the city of Downey. The arrest came about a week after an investigation began into allegations that he possibly had an […]

  • Designer Oscar de la Renta attends the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala in his honor on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Oscar De La Renta: Legendary Fashion Designer Dies at 82

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but the wedding dresses for many of their children as well, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. “We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful,” former first lady Laura Bush […]

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    Man Sought in Burglaries of 3 Westside Homes Listed for Sale

    Los Angeles authorities are seeking help identifying a man captured on surveillance video who is believed to have burglarized at least three West L.A. homes that were for sale. The first alleged burglary occurred in Brentwood on Sept. 7 about 3 p.m. in the 12000 block of Promontory Road, LAPD Officer Jane Kim said. The second occurred Sept. 16 about 11 a.m. in the 9000 block of Liebe Drive. The last was Oct. 7 about 2:30 p.m. in the 2800 […]

  • A building in Napa was damaged following a 6.0 earthquake in the area on Aug. 24, 2014. A new study warns an even bigger temblor in the earthquake could strike in the near future. (Credit: KTVU)

    4 NorCal Faults in Heavily Populated Areas Primed for Earthquake of 6.8 or Greater: Study

    A recently published geological study warned that four fault lines beneath some 15 million people in Northern California were overdue for a major earthquake and could produce a temblor of magnitude-6.8 or larger in the near future, according to the Associated Press. All four of the fault segments were part of the San Andreas Fault, which runs from northern California to the Cajon Pass near San Bernardino, according to U.S. Geological Survey’s website. The segments of the fault system “are […]

  • High surf is seen buffeting the Southern California coast in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Winds, High Surf Cause Dangerous Swimming, Driving Conditions

    Gusty winds and high surf could create dangerous conditions throughout the greater Los Angeles area Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue weather alerts. A wind advisory was issued for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties at 4 a.m. and was expected to last until 2 p.m. due to Santa Ana winds that could reach peak gusts of up to 45 mph. The northeast winds could pose dangerous conditions for drivers of high profile vehicles and may cause limbs and tree branches to fall. The Weather […]