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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
  • Danny Bunthung is seen in a photo provided by family members.

    Family ID’s 21-Year-Old Man Killed in Double Fatal Shooting at Long Beach Liquor Store

    A 21-year-old father was among two men killed in a quadruple shooting at a liquor store in Long Beach, a family member said Wednesday. Danny Bunthung had gone with a friend Tuesday night to a store in the 1600 block of East Anaheim Street to buy beer and cigarettes, the victim’s father told KTLA. Around 9:25 p.m., officers received a “shots fired” call in the area and found four men had been shot inside the liquor store, according to a […]

  • A home in Anaheim Hills, seen on Oct. 10, 2017 was damaged during the Canyon Fire 2. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2: Most Evacuations Related to Blaze Lifted; Fire 40 Percent Contained

    A brush fire that destroyed several homes in the Anaheim Hills area Monday continued to grow overnight, prompting  officials to keep evacuation orders in place for thousands of Orange, Tustin and Anaheim residents for most of the day Tuesday. But by the evening, about 15,000 residents were allowed to return to their homes. The fire, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, has scorched about 8,000 acres and was 40 percent contained, authorities said Tuesday night. About 13 homes were destroyed and another 21 […]

  • Santa Ana winds near the coast in 2016 are seen here. (Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

    Santa Ana Winds to Bring Fire Warnings and Higher Temperatures, Lower Humidity Across the Southland

    The first significant Santa Ana winds of the season will bring higher temperatures, lower humidity and gusts of up to 75 mph across the Southland this week, forecasters said Sunday. High winds, dry trees and brush, and humidity that could fall to the single digits have created “critical fire weather conditions” that could accelerate the pace of any wildfires that ignite in the mountains in north and northwest Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service. Winds may reach speeds […]

  • Smoke billows from the Canyon Fire on Sept. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Winds Cause for Concern on Day 2 of Canyon Fire, But Evacuation Orders May Be Lifted

    Winds may kick up Tuesday and fan the flames of the Canyon Fire, but authorities say homes are no longer in danger and they expect to lift an evacuation order for some 500 residences later in the day. The blaze started about 1 p.m. Monday off the 91 Freeway near Coal Canyon and quickly spread to about 2,000 acres by nightfall. Flames moved from Santa Ana Mountain foothills on Anaheim’s eastern edge into Corona and toward the Cleveland National Forest. […]

  • Los Angeles County Fire Department search and rescue crews prepare to deploy to Mexico if needed. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elite L.A. County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team Deploys to Mexico After Damaging Earthquake

    Search and rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department prepared Wednesday to head to Mexico to assist in the aftermath of a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The crew is part of an elite disaster response team known internationally as USA-2, which is trained to conduct around-the-clock search and rescue operations for both domestic and international disasters, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Tuesday’s quake turned dozens of buildings in central Mexico into […]

  • Police respond to a death investigation at a Santa Ana apartment on Sept. 18, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead in Santa Ana Apartment; Man Detained

    A woman was found dead in a Santa Ana apartment on early Monday, and a man who was with her at the time has been detained for questioning, police said. About 3 a.m. Santa Ana police responded to a call of a woman who was hurt in the 200 block of South Birch Street. Responding officers saw the woman bleeding on the floor of the apartment from the outside window and a man was next to her. Officers had to […]

  • Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire in Santa Ana on Sept. 18, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Santa Ana Commercial Building Damaged in Early Morning Fire; Cause Under Investigation

    An early morning fire at a commercial building in Santa Ana is under investigation Monday. The fire broke out about 2 a.m. in the 1500 block of East McFadden Avenue, the Orange County Fire Authority stated in a tweet. About 50 firefighters quickly doused the flames and got fire under control by 2:40 a.m. Heavy smoke and fire damaged four suites in the single-story commercial building but no injures were reported, according to the Fire Authority. Investigators are trying to […]

  • A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fountain Valley on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Fountain Valley Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in Fountain Valley early Wednesday morning. The victim was riding his bike northbound on Brookhurst Street just sout of Ellis Avenue about 12:54 a.m. when he was struck, Fountain Valley Police Department Sgt. Donald Farmer said. Video from the scene showed the victim’s bike ended up about 50 or 60 feet from the crash site. The bicyclist died at the scene, Farmer said. He was identified by the […]

  • Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole by State Board; Decision Subject to 150-Day Review Process

    Breaking news, 3:25 p.m.: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released this statement: Leslie Van Houten was granted parole suitability at her 21st (total) hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona today. Van Houten was granted parole in 2016, That decision was reversed by the Governor. A 150 day review process will now begin on the suitability finding, during the first 120 days of the process the legal details and factors leading to the suitability finding will […]