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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
  • Santa Ana police released this photo on May 25, 2016, of Alma Ramirez, who they believe was involved in a stabbing spree before being shot by officers.

    Police Identify Knife-Wielding Woman Shot by Officers After Stabbing Spree in Santa Ana

    Santa Ana police Wednesday identified a knife-wielding woman who was shot by officers after she allegedly stabbed three people in Santa Ana the previous night. Alma Ramirez, 27, was taken to a hospital, but is expected to survive and be arrested on suspicion of several charges including carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of West Fifth and Newhope streets where Ramirez allegedly […]

  • Hillary Clinton, left, speaks at a rally in Philadelphia on April 25, 2016; Donald Trump arrives at a rally in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the same day. (Credit: Getty Images; left: Justin Sullivan; right: Jessica Kourkounis)

    Clinton, Trump to Bring Campaigns to SoCal

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump planned to bring their campaigns to Southern California this week. Wendy Burch reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 23, 2016.

  • Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning apartment building in Anaheim on May 17, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Residents, Dog Rescued From Balconies After Fire Tears Through Anaheim Apartment Building

    Firefighters had to rescue several people and and at least one pet from the balconies of an apartment complex that caught fire in Anaheim Tuesday night. Wendy Burch reports from Anaheim for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 18, 2016.

  • Protesters staged a sit-in Saturday at the entrance to Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in the hills above Porter Ranch. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    Protesters Stage Sit-in at Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility

    About 20 environmental activists staged a sit-in Sunday afternoon at the entrance to the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in the San Fernando Valley, calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to keep it closed permanently. The Southern California Gas Co. facility has drawn national attention since Oct. 23 when one of its 115 wells began to spew massive amounts of gas into the atmosphere, forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents from their homes. The well has since […]

  • Cash is seen in a photo provided by his family on May 10, 2016.

    Heartbroken Family Says Yorkie Was ‘Murdered’ by Another Dog at Boarding House in Corona

    The owners of a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier named “Cash” said Tuesday they believed their tiny pet was mauled to death by another dog while staying at Camp Ilene in Corona. The distraught owners, who were vacationing in Mexico at the time, said they were not notified until five hours after their dog died. Camp Ilene owner, Ilene Robbins told KTLA she understands the family`s pain, but described the dog’s death as a “horrible accident.” Cash’s owner Kristy Sullivan said she […]

  • A screen shot from cellphone video taken May 7, 2016, shows the aftermath of a yacht crash in Newport Beach. The yacht was carrying prom goers from San Bernardino High School when it crashed into another large boat. (Credit: Kim Imbriani)

    Yacht Carrying Prom Goers Crashes in Newport Beach; No Injuries Reported

    No injuries were reported Saturday after a yacht carrying San Bernardino High School students attending their prom crashed into another large boat in Newport Beach. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 9, 2016.

  • Police were at the Ontario Mills Mall after a body was discovered in the trunk of a car on May 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found in Trunk of Car at Ontario Mills Mall May Be That of Missing South Carolina Man

    The body of a man was found Monday in the trunk of a car parked outside Ontario Mills Mall, police said. Authorities released few details about the discovery, but confirmed the car belongs to a man who was reported missing in South Carolina, according to Sgt. Jeff Higbee, spokesman for the Ontario Police Department. It was unclear Monday whether the body is that of the missing man. Detectives found no signs of foul play, he said. Investigators believe the death is a possible […]

  • Derrick Jeffries is seen in an image provided by family members.

    Swimmer Who Disappeared Tuesday Near Manhattan Beach ID’d by Family Member

    A swimmer who went missing near Manhattan Beach Tuesday afternoon was identified by his uncle as search efforts continued Wednesday. The 25-year-old man, identified as Derrick Jeffries by the uncle, was in the water near 18th Street when he was last seen at about 5 p.m. He was wading in the water with two of his friends, who noticed he was not with them when they got to shore, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Lidia Barillas said. His friends waited for […]

  • Authorities responded to a reported shooting in Torrance on April 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Armed With Chain Saw Tried to Run Over People at SCE Property in Torrance, Police Say

    A disgruntled worker who was allegedly armed with a chain saw and tried to run over people at a Southern California Edison contractor’s property in Torrance was taken into custody Tuesday after officers opened fire on him, police said. The incident began about 6:30 a.m. when a security guard on the Edison lot in the 17600 block of Yukon Avenue called police and requested help for an armed person, said Sgt. Paul Kranke with the Torrance Police Department. The man was apparently […]