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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
  • Police investigate on May 23, 2018 after the bodies of two males and a female were discovered in a South Los Angeles home the night before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Person of Interest Sought After Bodies of 3 People Discovered in South L.A. Home

    A person of interest is being sought Wednesday after the bodies of three people were discovered at a home in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles the night before. Police discovered the bodies while responding to a home in 3900 block of South Bronson Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. The victims were described as two males and a female by Los Angeles Police Department Detective Byron Roberts. No names or ages of the victims were immediately available and no […]

  • Eiden Cortez is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Family ID’s 3-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Walking With Mother in South L.A.

    Family members on Monday identified a 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles the previous evening. Eiden Cortez was walking with his mother on a sidewalk in the area of West 92nd and South Figueroa streets around 5 p.m. Sunday when, according to a woman who witnessed the crash, a driver lost of control of the vehicle and hit the child. She said the force of the collision […]

  • Smoke and flames billow from the roof of a strip mall in San Gabriel on May 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Guts San Gabriel Strip Mall, Prompting Partial Roof Collapse

    Firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday morning that caused a partial roof collapse while it gutted a strip mall in San Gabriel. The fire was reported about 6 a.m. near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and New Avenue. Arriving firefighters initially planned an offensive attack against the blaze, San Gabriel Fire Department spokesperson Mark Stafford said at the scene. Crews eventually discovered that it was an attic space fire, which Stafford said was difficult to attack. Aerial video from Sky5 showed […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in North Hollywood on May 16, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Gunshot Victim Found Dead Inside Crashed Vehicle in Sun Valley

    Gunshots heard in Sun Valley Tuesday night led authorities to the body of a man who was discovered inside a crashed vehicle. Authorities received a “shots fired” call about 10 p.m. and located a black Mercedes-Benz near the intersection of Cantara Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Eloy Navarro said. Officers discovered evidence of a shooting at the location when they arrived, Navarro said. An unidentified man found inside the car was pronounced dead at the […]

  • A billboard for Solo: A Star Wars Story is seen above Hollywood Boulevard on May 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Boulevard Shut Down for Premiere of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

    A portion of Hollywood Boulevard has been shut down ahead of the premier of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 9, 2018.

  • Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in Upland on May 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead in Home Depot Parking Lot Was Shot Elsewhere, Upland Police Say

    A 27-year-old man found dead from a gunshot wound outside a Home Depot was likely shot elsewhere and brought to the location, Upland police said Tuesday. Authorities received a call about 1:39 a.m. reporting a shooting victim in the parking lot the Home Depot located at 250 South Mountain Avenue. Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the 27-year-old victim in the parking lot, Upland Police Department Lt. Cliff Mathews said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Mathews said. […]

  • Emergency crews respond to a fatal crash in Whittier on May 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead, 2 Injured When Wrong-Way Vehicle Crashes Into Oncoming Pickup Trucks in Whittier

    Two people were killed and two others injured when a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a street in Whittier crashed into two oncoming pickup trucks Wednesday morning. The collision occurred about 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Slauson and Alburtis avenues, Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor McBride said. Witnesses reported seeing two vehicles traveling eastbound on Slauson Avenue at a high rate of speed when one of them veered into oncoming traffic and collided with two trucks, California […]

  • A fatal officer-involved shooting was under investigation in Redlands on April 30, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglar Fatally Shot by Police at Redlands Home

    A police officer shot and killed a man while responding to a burglary call in Redlands Sunday night. The burglary was reported at a home in the 1600 block of Calvary Circle about 9:40 p.m., the Redlands Police Department stated in a news release. Officers arrived at the home, which was apparently having some type of construction work done, about 10 minutes later. As they searched the home, the officers came in contact with a man and an officer-involved shooting […]

  • An open house sign directs prospective buyers to property for sale in Monterey Park on April 19, 2016. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

    Affordability a Major Concern as SoCal Home Prices Continue to Soar

    Home prices are at record levels across Southern California, prompting housing affordability concerns among Los Angeles officials. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 24, 2018.