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
  • An alleged intruder was shot and injured by a Van Nuys resident on Sept. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Van Nuys Homeowner Shoots Alleged Intruder After Attack: LAPD

    An alleged home intruder who was unarmed when he was shot by a Van Nuys homeowner had attacked the man, police said Tuesday. A shooting in the 6200 block of Matilija Avenue (map) was reported to police around 11:05 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Steve Gottschalk said. The incident occurred when a man allegedly tried to break into a guest house located behind a Van Nuys home and was shot in the lower torso area by the home’s owner. Neighbors […]

  • Hurricane Odile struck Mexico's Baja California Coast on Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    Odile Weakens to Tropical Storm, May Impact Weather in Southern California

    Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved through Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Monday. Odile struck Mexico’s Pacific Coast Sunday as a hurricane with winds of 115 mph and gusts reaching 125 mph. The storm weakened to a Category 1 hurricane before being downgraded to a tropical storm, but forecasters had warned the storm could still do plenty of damage to the region. “Large and destructive waves” and heavy rainfall that could cause life-threatening flash floods […]

  • Police distributed this surveillance video, which they said showed two of five people suspected in an Aug. 29, 2014, burglary in Bel-Air.

    Surveillance Video Shows Burglars in Action at Bel-Air Home: LAPD

    Surveillance video released Tuesday showed two women and three men suspected of burglarizing a home in upscale Bel-Air a week and a half earlier. The women knocked on the door of a home in the 15000 block of Hamner Drive (map) to ensure no one was inside before three male burglars broke into the residence through a rear master bedroom window, police said. During the Aug. 29 afternoon burglary, U.S. currency, passports and electronics were taken, according to a news release from the Los […]

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    City Council Votes to Ban Toxic Chemical Found at Malibu High School

    The Malibu City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to ban a toxic chemical found on the campus of Malibu High School. Several teachers have blamed the chemical for making them sick, and parents worry it could harm their children. Wendy Burch reports from Malibu for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 9, 2014.

  • The Angelina Ballerina Dance Company

    KTLA’s Wendy Burch was live from the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy in Orange County. Angelina Ballerina the popular ballerina dancing mouse cartoon character, who has a hit TV series on PBS Kids. This dance academy is world renowned and a special treat to kids ages 3-6.  It is designed to promote physical health, confidence, and creativity while teaching proper dance technique.  The curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts.  Promoting reading and literacy, this complete camp […]

  • Teresa Hernandez, who was killed in a hit-and-run in Lakewood, is seen in a DMV photo.

    Woman Killed in Lakewood While Crossing the Street With Daughter; Hit-and-Run Driver Sought

    A 67-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street toward Lakewood Regional Hospital late Tuesday, authorities said. The victim was walking across the 3700 block of South Street with her adult daughter around 10 p.m. when she was hit by a car, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She died at the scene. The L.A. County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Teresa Hernandez of Downey, Lt. […]

  • Dunkin' Donuts created a special doughnut for the grand opening of a new store in Santa Monica on Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dunkin’ Donuts Returns to SoCal; First Location Opens in Santa Monica

    Coffee and doughnut lovers rejoice: Dunkin’ Donuts opened its first store in Southern California on Tuesday, marking the popular restaurant chain’s return to the state. Fans lined up overnight in anticipation of the Santa Monica location’s 5 a.m. grand opening. The early morning events included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a pink carpet featuring the brand’s mascots and surprise giveaways, according to a news release from the company. A special commemorative California-inspired doughnut to celebrate the opening was also available for […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Grand Opening Day!

    Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is giving the West Coast a reason to celebrate with the opening of the first full expression Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Southern California. KTLA’s Wendy Burch was live from their new Santa Monica location for their opening day. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on September 2, 2014.   Dunkin’ Donuts 1132 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 Twitter: @DunkinLA

  • Jennifer Lawrence is pictured at 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Alleged nude photos of the Academy Award winner were released on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    Jennifer Lawrence, Other Female Celebs Targeted in Online Nude Photo Leak

    In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. Purported nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” were splashed on various sites Sunday. They appeared on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr, among others. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton followed suit — and posted what he said were naked photos of Lawrence and actress Victoria Justice. […]