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
  • More than 20 cars had their tires slashed on Feb. 5, 2017 in the Valley Glen neighborhood. (Credit: KTLA)

    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 […]

  • A rainstorm drenched the Southland making for a difficult commute along the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 6, 2017. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    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 […]

  • Authorities investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting on Feb. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    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 […]

  • A person is taken to a waiting ambulance by emergency personnel following a shooting in Crenshaw on Jan. 31, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Transported After Shooting Outside Crenshaw High School, Authorities Say

    One person was hit by gunfire and transported after a shooting outside of Crenshaw High School on Tuesday morning, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Irma Mota told KTLA shortly after 8 a.m. that a person was down with a gunshot wound. That individual’s condition was not immediately known, Mota said. LAPD officers initially responded to a call of shots fired in the 5000 block of 11th Avenue shortly after 7:50 a.m., according to LAPD. Crenshaw High is located […]

  • A frozen sign is seen on the 14 Freeway on Jan. 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cold Temps Remain as Stormy Weather Exits SoCal

    Southern Californians woke up to a cold Tuesday morning as the last in a series of storms was exiting the region. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 24, 2017.

  • A Huntington Beach police officer diverts a pickup driver while a tow truck operator hooks up chains to rescue a family from the middle of flooded Heil Ave. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Hail, Snow and Rain Continue After Weekend Downpours Break Records, Prompt Evacuations

    After a record-breaking day of rainfall Sunday, Southern California was beginning the week with more challenging weather, with rain continuing to fall and some places seeing heavy hail and snow. Forecasters predicted isolated heavy downpours, possible thunderstorms and heavy snowfall in the local mountains. By night, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency stemming from the severe winter storms for counties across California including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. Flash […]

  • A man crosses a street during a steady rainfall on Sept. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles, as a low-pressure system filled with moisture from a former tropical cyclone unleashed heavy rain. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    First of 3 Storms Slated to Hit SoCal Wednesday Night; Up to 6 Inches of Rain, Snow Expected Through Monday

    A series of new storms are slated to drench Southern California Wednesday night through Monday, and provide further relief from the five-year drought that parts of California are beginning to emerge from. The first of three storms is forecast to arrive late Wednesday and bring up to an inch of rain to the coastal and valley areas through Thursday, the National Weather Service stated. That storm could bring up to 2 inches of rain in the foothills, according to forecasters. Snow […]

  • A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Stanton on Jan. 18, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Stanton Hit-and-Run Crash

    Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead in Stanton Wednesday morning. The crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. when a man on a bike was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Chapman Avenue, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Nathan Wilson said. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries, Wilson said. The vehicle involved in the incident was described as either champagne or gold in […]

  • A clerk was fatally shot at a gas station in Los Feliz on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Clerk Shot, Killed During Robbery at Los Feliz Chevron Station; Gunman Sought

    Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a clerk at a gas station in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Central Los Angeles Tuesday morning, officials said. The shooting at the Chevron station located at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue was reported about 5:25 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aareon Jefferson said. “A male black in his mid 20s made a transaction with that clerk and stayed in the store. Another patron made […]