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
  • 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.

  • A torrent is seen after a water-main break in Hollywood on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Utility Crews Respond to Water Main Breaks in Hollywood, Silver Lake

    Utility crews Friday morning were working to repair two major water main breaks that caused flooding in Hollywood and Silver Lake. The first rupture occurred about 2 a.m. in the 900 block of Robinson Street in Silver Lake, where a 6-inch cast-iron pipe burst open, according to Ellen Cheng, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The break resulted in the opening of a large sinkhole, which partially swallowed the left rear tire of an LADWP truck that responded […]

  • A Chevron gas station near Union Station in downtown L.A. was charging more than $5 a gallon for gasoline on July 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    In Unprecedented Spike, SoCal Gas Prices Jump 67 Cents in a Week

    Gas prices in Southern California have jumped 67 cents within the past week, in an unprecedented spike that on Tuesday brought the highest prices in Los Angeles County to nearly $6 per gallon. “Motorists in Southern California are outraged and angry as GasBuddy data shows gasoline prices have never risen as quickly or as much as the latest spike at the pump,” GasBuddy.com, which monitors gas prices, stated. AAA reported the average price for a gallon of gas in L.A. […]

  • A broken water main floods a street in Hollywood on July 9, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Water Main Breaks Lead to Flooding, Road Buckling in Hollywood

    Two water main breaks in Hollywood on Thursday morning resulted in buckled roads, major flooding and partial street closures. A 12-inch pipe dating back to 1929 ruptured near the intersection of Melrose and Vermont avenues, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. The incident was reported about 4:47 a.m. and resulted in the flooding of at least three underground residential garages. Meanwhile, a river of water was flowing along a buckled Vermont Avenue. Firefighters responded to the scene and were pumping […]

  • LAX airport police tweeted this photo, stating Terminal 7 was "extremely busy." The terminal served those flying United Airlines, which grounded all flights due to an unknown error.

    United Airlines Resumes Flights After Technical Issue Causes Flights to Be Grounded Nationwide; Delays at LAX Expected

    United Airlines passengers began boarding their flights Wednesday morning after a delay caused by an unknown technical issue prompted all flights to be grounded nationwide, the FAA confirmed. It was unclear when the technical issue began, but tweets from United Airlines passengers as early as 5:30  a.m. stated they were delayed. Several tweets from Los Angeles International Airport police confirmed there were significant delays. “We experienced a network connectivity issue,” United Airlines tweeted around 6:45 a.m. “We are working to resolve […]

  • A woman died after being attacked in Long Beach and suffering major trauma on July 7, 2015, according to police. (Credit: RMG News)

    Woman Dies After Being Stabbed in Long Beach; Search for Attacker Continues

    Police were searching Wednesday for the person who fatally stabbed a woman in Long Beach, officials said. A battery call was reported to police in the 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard (map) around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to Long Beach Police Department Lt. Mark Coble. A woman, who had been stabbed in her upper torso, was found unresponsive and officers performed “life-saving measures” until paramedics arrived. She was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Coble said. What […]