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
  • Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, is seen in a photo released by her family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Authorities, Family Members Ask for Help in Finding Missing Mother, 29, Last Seen in Canyon Country

    Authorities and family members on Sunday asked for help in finding a missing 29-year-old mother who was last seen four days earlier in Canyon Country. Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, went to a friend’s home Wednesday in the Santa Clarita neighborhood, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials initially had spelled the woman’s first name as “Kristen,” but corrected it the following day. The friend, Ashley Boger, told KTLA that Ghilardi “is the perfect example of […]

  • So-called "pink Viagra" is shown. (Credit: WRAL via CNN)

    FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’ Drug Addyi, 1st Treatment for Sexual Desire

    Women who have lost their sex drive will have a little pink pill to help them come October. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. This is the first FDA approved treatment for sexual desire in men or women. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment option,” Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center […]

  • Melcher Carrilloalvarado is pictured in a booking photo released by the Brea Police Department on Aug. 18, 2015. He is accused of placing a hidden camera in a Brea Starbucks bathroom.

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Filming at Least 7 People in Brea Starbucks Bathroom

    A man has been arrested after allegedly placing a hidden camera in a Starbucks bathroom in Brea, and recording at least seven adults, police said Tuesday. The arrest of Melcher Carrilloalvarado, a 44-year-old La Habra resident, was announced a day after police said a woman had found the camera in a unisex restroom at a Starbucks located at 101 West Imperial Hwy. (map). The Brea Police Department released a picture of the suspect on Monday, saying detectives wished to interview the […]

  • Forecasters warned that triple-digit heat could hit parts of Southern California starting Aug. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Triple-Digit Temps to Hit SoCal This Weekend, Prompting Heat Alerts

    A continuing warming trend in Southern California was expected to bring triple-digit heat to parts of the region this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Thursday, forecasters predicted above-average temperatures in many parts of the area. But the conditions were expected to peak in the region on Saturday and Sunday, when temperatures could be up to 10 degrees above normal in many inland areas. Valley and desert areas would see temperatures ranging from 100 to 107 degrees, while […]

  • Firefighter Joe Darr douses flames of the Rocky Fire along Highway 20 near Clearlake, California, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Firefighters Battle at Least 21 Wildfires Across California, Including 60,000-Acre Rocky Fire

    Firefighters worked Monday in steep terrain and other rugged conditions to fight California’s Rocky Fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres of the parched state this year, according to state fire officials. That’s nearly three times the state’s 5-year wildfire average of 48,153 acres for this time of year, according to statistics posted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. At 60,000 acres, the Rocky Fire is the […]

  • Rain and hail brought traffic to a stop on the 14 Freeway on July 30, 2015. (Credit: First In)

    Rain, Hail Pound 14 Freeway; Flash Flood Warnings Issued Around SoCal

    Heavy rain and hail brought traffic to a stop for a while on the 14 Freeway in Acton Thursday as thunderstorms made their way across Southern California. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of north central Los Angeles County, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where thunderstorms could bring as much as 1 to 2 inches of rainfall per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The warnings were extended until 10 p.m. as forecasters predicted the possibility of heavy rain, ground […]

  • Fire crews were at the scene of a reported fire at the Pasadena Courthouse on July 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighter Injured After Fire Erupts at Pasadena Courthouse; Hazardous Materials Found

    Fire crews found various hazardous materials containers while responding to a small blaze in a storage room at the Pasadena Courthouse early Monday, prompting a HazMat response that temporarily shut down the surrounding area, authorities said. The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. on the courthouse’s third floor, according to Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. When fire crews arrived at the courthouse — which is located at 300 E. Walnut St. — they made their […]

  • A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers. (From Ashley Madison)

    Ashley Madison, Website That Helps Married People Cheat, Is Hacked; Info on Millions of Customers Obtained

    A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers. Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was stolen. Brian Krebs, the blogger behind Krebs on Security, first reported the breach late on Sunday. Krebs said the hackers posted some data and were threatening to release all Ashley Madison’s customer records if […]

  • Surveillance video captured a burglary at a drone shop in Studio City.

    Surveillance Video Captures Drone Store Burglary in Studio City

    Thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of drones from a Studio City store, marking the second time in a week that a drone shop has been hit. Wendy Burch reports from Studio City for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 20, 2015.