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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
  • A family photo shows Levette and Daniel Crespo, who died Sept. 30, 2014, after she shot him multiple times, according to investigators.

    Lyvette Crespo Indicted on Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Killing of Husband, Bell Gardens Mayor

    The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Lyvette Crespo, 43, entered a not guilty plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom after the indictment was unsealed. Her bail was set at $150,000. She fatally shot her husband at their home on Sept. 30, 2014, amid an argument over his infidelity in which their 19-year-old son tried to […]

  • A photo of a dog being examined at the El Segundo Animal Hospital. (Credit: KTLA)

    Highly Contagious Strain of ‘Dog Flu’ Makes Hundreds of Canines Sick

    A highly contagious strain of the dog flu had made 1,300 dogs sick in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The virus, identified as h3n2, had never been seen before in the U.S., according to Dr. Andrew Streiber of the El Segundo Animal Hospital. The canine influenza virus can be passed from pet-to-pet by a sneeze, cough, or nose-to-nose contact. It was also being reported in cats. H3n2 can live on surfaces and can be carried on human clothing and shoes, […]

  • The top of a form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack on the same in this file photo. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Tax Day Deadline Is Here: Wednesday Marks Last Day to File

    It’s crunch time for those who haven’t filed their taxes yet, as Wednesday marks the deadline for those 2014 income tax returns. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

  • ‘Walk for Kids’ Raises Funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California

    Thousands of people laced up to support a great cause. The annual ‘Walk for Kids’ kicked off to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. The organization provides comfort, care and support for critically ill children. Wendy Burch was live in Exposition Park for this story. This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on April 12, 2015.

  • Firefighters were battling a structure fire at a six-story office building in the Westlake District on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Rescue 2 After Flames Tear Through 5-Story Commercial Building in Westlake District

    It took firefighters over an hour to get the upper hand on a structure fire burning on the top floor of a five-story commercial building in the Westlake District on Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 7:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of  W. Olympic Boulevard and Union Avenue. The building was initially described as both commercial and residential, but fire officials later confirmed that the structure housed only businesses and offices, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. […]

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    L.A. Agrees to Spend $1.3 Billion to Fix Sidewalks in ADA Case

    Los Angeles is pledging to spend more than $1.3 billion over the next three decades to fix a massive backlog of broken sidewalks and make other improvements to help those with disabilities navigate the city as a result of a tentative deal being described as a landmark legal settlement. The proposed agreement still must be finalized and approved by a federal judge. It would resolve a lawsuit filed by attorneys for the disabled, who argued that crumbling, impassable sidewalks and […]

  • Andrew Getty is seen in a file photo.

    New Details Emerge in Sudden Death of Heir to Getty Billions

    Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune said to be worth billions, appears to have died of natural causes or an accident inside his Hollywood Hills estate. A time of death has not been determined, but a preliminary investigation suggests that foul play was not involved, authorities said. A security hold — a directive from detectives to the coroner’s office not to publicly disclose details about a case — has been placed on Getty’s coroner’s file. A law enforcement […]

  • Beverly Hills Fire Department personel work to lift a tree off a car on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Lucky’ Man OK After Tree Falls on Car in Beverly Hills: Fire Department

    A “lucky” man was awake and talking after a tree toppled onto his car as he drove in Beverly Hills, a fire official said Wednesday. Wendy Burch reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

  • The Silver Lake reservoir is pictured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Locals Concerned Over Silver Lake Reservoir Renovations, Draining

    Silver Lake residents recently raised concerns over how millions of gallons of water at the community’s reservoir would be drained during upcoming renovations. Wendy Burch reports from Silver Lake for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, March 20, 2015.