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
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    Long Beach Apartment Hunters Warn of Craigslist Scam

    Two apartment hunters recently warned others that they were scammed out of thousands of dollars while attempting to nab a home in Long Beach. Wendy Burch reports from Long Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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    Red Light Cameras Making a Comeback in Beverly Hills

    Six months after turning off red light cameras at intersections in Beverly Hills, the city announced Tuesday that starting June 1 the cameras will be rolling again. Click here for a list of red light camera locations.  

  • A file photo shows sprinkler spilling water on sidewalks. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid Drought, L.A. County Board of Supervisors Considers Water Rate Hike

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to discuss possible water rate hikes during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. Christina Pascucci reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on May 26, 2015. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible water rate hikes amid the historic state drought. Wendy Burch reports from Marina Del Rey for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 26, […]

  • Cecil Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, were last seen leaving the Valley View Casino in Valley Center on Mother's Day. (Credit: DMV)

    Missing O.C. Couple Found in Rural San Diego County; Man Dead, Woman Airlifted to Hospital

    A man was found dead and a woman was found severely dehydrated in rural San Diego County on Sunday afternoon, and they were later confirmed to be an Orange County couple that went missing on Mother’s Day, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 2:34 p.m. to a call of an unconscious person on Lost Valley Road (map), northwest of Warner Springs, said Capt. Kendal Bortisser of Cal Fire’s San Diego division. The location is near the Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. The first responders arrived to find […]

  • A man appeared to be detained as evacuations were in place in Studio City on May 20, 2015, due to threatening messages. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Detained, Studio City Residents Allowed Back Home After Hourslong Evacuation

    A man was arrested Wednesday and Studio City residents were allowed to return home after an hourslong evacuation prompted by a suspected suicide attempt and threatening messages connected to a possible home foreclosure, police said. Officers smelled gas around 3:30 a.m. when responding to reports of an attempted suicide at a home in the 12500 block of Landale Street (map), Los Angeles Police Department’s Liliana Preciado said. Several homes were evacuated due to a possible gas leak, officials initially said. On-scene officials later said […]

  • Three people were shot during a carjacking in Westlake on May 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 People Shot by Suspected Gang Members in Westlake

    Three people were shot Wednesday during an altercation with suspected gang members near a Mobile gas station in Westlake, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The victims sustained non-life threatening injuring during a shooting near West Temple and North Park View streets (map) around 3 a.m., LAPD stated. All three victims left the scene for unknown reasons, were later located and taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Two or three suspected gang members were being sought in connection to the […]

  • Maria Chavez provided this photo of her macaw and pit bull after the bird was taken from her East L.A. home on May 14, 2015.

    $1,000 Reward Offered for Return of Macaw Stolen From East L.A. Home

    An East Los Angeles woman offered a $1,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her 28-year-old macaw after she says he was taken, possibly by the same thieves accused of snatching five other exotic birds in Long Beach weeks prior. Maria Chavez says her miligold macaw, named “Mickey,” was stolen from her home’s yard – located in the 4600 block of Michigan Avenue (map) – Thursday morning. “They took my baby,” she said, appearing to fight back tears. “People […]

  • Blues legend B.B. King holds his Grammy award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2000. (Credit:  Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at the Age of 89

    Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night. He was 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. King of the blues The Mississippi native’s reign as “king of the blues” lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, […]

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    Hackers Stealing Money From Bank Accounts of Starbucks Customers Through Mobile App

    Thieves are stealing money from people’s credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts — by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app. Starbucks on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts. The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with your phone. It can also reload Starbucks gift cards by automatically drawing funds from your bank account, credit card or PayPal. That’s how criminals are siphoning money away from victims. They break into a victim’s Starbucks […]