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
  • The search is on for the winner of a $63 million SuperLotto Plus drawing. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chatsworth SuperLotto Plus Winner Has Until Thursday to Claim $63 Million Prize

    Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone’s winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials. A winning SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased at a Chatsworth convenience store in August has yet to be redeemed at a California Lottery office, even though a deadline is fast approaching. If the lucky winner fails to show up at a lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday, they will […]

  • A firefighter is seen silhouetted against the flames of a large fire at a commercial building on Feb. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Tears Through Old Brick Commercial Building in Glassell Park; Arson Section Investigating

    About 150 firefighters were called to Glassell Park before dawn Monday after an old commercial building caught fire and was engulfed inflames. The fire broke out in the 3000 block of North Fierro Street at about 5:18 a.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters took a defensive stand in fighting the blaze, according to Humphrey. It was knocked down in 1 hour and 40 minutes, according to LAFD’s Erik Scott. Arson investigators were working to determine the cause, and […]

  • The search is on for the winner of a $63 million SuperLotto Plus drawing. (Credit: KTLA)

    Clock Ticking on Chatsworth SuperLotto Plus Winner Claiming $63 Million Prize

    Time was running out for a SuperLotto Plus winner to claim a prize of more than $60 million. Wendy Burch reports from Chatsworth for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 26, 2016.

  • A driver for Uber and Lyft flashes a peace sign as he navigates traffic at Los Angeles International Airport in December 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    UberX Allowed to Begin Picking Up Passengers at LAX Thursday

    After months of negotiations and political infighting, the wait is over: Drivers for Uber’s lowest-cost ride service will be allowed to pick up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport starting at 8 a.m. Thursday. Uber is the second ride-hailing company to be granted full access to one of Southern California’s most lucrative ride markets. Its main rival, Lyft, started working at LAX in December. “We’re very excited to play a part in simplifying and modernizing the LAX experience,” said Christopher […]

  • A sign in front of the Pinecrest school in Woodland Hills is seen on Jan 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pinecrest Schools to Close All Campuses Due to Escalating Costs

    Pinecrest Schools announced Monday that they will be closing all five of their campuses after 65 years due to financial troubles. Escalating costs and the rise of charter schools and alternative learning centers were cited as reasons for the campuses in Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Canyon Country and Simi Valley to close at the end of the school year. “We have exhausted both our emotional and financial reserves trying to maintain our school business,” President/CEO Jeri Dye Lynch stated in a letter to parents, the Thousand […]

  • Jim Rudometkin is seen in an image provided by a family member. He died in a Jan. 17, 2016, home invasion at his Downey residence.

    Real Estate Agent Killed During Home-Invasion Robbery in Downey Was Likely Targeted, Police Say

    Friends identified the victim killed during an apparent home-invasion robbery in Downey on Sunday as kind and loving. Meanwhile, investigators determined the man was likely targeted, and continued their search for one of the three suspected intruders. Police received a call reporting the possible home-invasion robbery in the 10300 block of Lesterford Avenue at about 11:13 a.m., a news release from the Downey Police Department stated. A witness told authorities two men contacted the home owner near the side door and then […]

  • Powerball hopefuls show off their tickets on Jan. 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    12 Powerball Tickets Worth About $638,000 Sold in California

    Californians won big Wednesday, with a winning Powerball jackpot ticket being sold in Chino Hills and 12 tickets worth $638,146, before taxes, being sold throughout the state. Wendy Burch reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Correction: The initial video posted in this story reported each of the 12 winners will receive $1 million. Alex Traverso, with the California Lottery, later said each person will win $638,146 before taxes. An updated video reporting the correct […]

  • Actress Taraji P. Henson, winner of Best Performance in a Television Series - Drama for "Empire," poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Best, Worst Looks at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards

    Celebrities turned heads with their best, and sometimes worst, fashion looks at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Wendy Burch reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

  • The powerball reached a record $800 million on Jan. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerball Hits $800 Million, Soaring Past Previous Record for Biggest Jackpot in US

    Powerball is soaring past the record for the biggest jackpot in U.S. history. It hit $800 million on Friday. The previous jackpot record was held by a 2012 MegaMillions game worth $656 million. The current reached $700 million Thursday after nobody won the jackpot on Wednesday night — the 18th drawing without a winner. The next drawing is on Saturday night. This jackpot first broke into the top 10 largest jackpots ranking last weekend, when it hit $400 million, and […]