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
  • Designer Oscar de la Renta attends the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala in his honor on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Oscar De La Renta: Legendary Fashion Designer Dies at 82

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but the wedding dresses for many of their children as well, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. “We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful,” former first lady Laura Bush […]

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    Man Sought in Burglaries of 3 Westside Homes Listed for Sale

    Los Angeles authorities are seeking help identifying a man captured on surveillance video who is believed to have burglarized at least three West L.A. homes that were for sale. The first alleged burglary occurred in Brentwood on Sept. 7 about 3 p.m. in the 12000 block of Promontory Road, LAPD Officer Jane Kim said. The second occurred Sept. 16 about 11 a.m. in the 9000 block of Liebe Drive. The last was Oct. 7 about 2:30 p.m. in the 2800 […]

  • A building in Napa was damaged following a 6.0 earthquake in the area on Aug. 24, 2014. A new study warns an even bigger temblor in the earthquake could strike in the near future. (Credit: KTVU)

    4 NorCal Faults in Heavily Populated Areas Primed for Earthquake of 6.8 or Greater: Study

    A recently published geological study warned that four fault lines beneath some 15 million people in Northern California were overdue for a major earthquake and could produce a temblor of magnitude-6.8 or larger in the near future, according to the Associated Press. All four of the fault segments were part of the San Andreas Fault, which runs from northern California to the Cajon Pass near San Bernardino, according to U.S. Geological Survey’s website. The segments of the fault system “are […]

  • High surf is seen buffeting the Southern California coast in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Winds, High Surf Cause Dangerous Swimming, Driving Conditions

    Gusty winds and high surf could create dangerous conditions throughout the greater Los Angeles area Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue weather alerts. A wind advisory was issued for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties at 4 a.m. and was expected to last until 2 p.m. due to Santa Ana winds that could reach peak gusts of up to 45 mph. The northeast winds could pose dangerous conditions for drivers of high profile vehicles and may cause limbs and tree branches to fall. The Weather […]

  • Ariel Jalali, chief executive of Sensay, far right, offers President Obama a job during a Q&A session at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

    Obama in L.A.: Road Closures Continue on Day 2 of Presidential Visit

    On the second and final day of a visit to the Los Angeles area, President Barack Obama on Friday attended a fundraiser and designated a swath of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument before leaving the region for San Francisco. The benefit for the Democratic National Committee was held at the home of restaurateur Michael Chow. Afterward, the president signed a proclamation at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, making the national monument designation official. The […]

  • A tree fell in Duarte in the early morning hours of Oct. 8, 2014, damaging multiple apartment units and displacing several residents. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents Displaced After 100-Year-Old Tree in Duarte Falls, Damages Several Apartments

    Five residents were displaced early Wednesday after a tree that was described as being “historic” fell on apartment buildings in Duarte, damaging multiple units, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A portion of the tree initially fell toward the buildings located in the 1800 block of Huntington Drive (map) on Monday, Gerarld Gonzales with the L.A. County Fire Department said. The rest of the tree, which residents said was more than 100 years old and had been protected […]

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Civil Society Forum at the U.S.-Africa Leader Summit in Washington, D.C., Aug. 4, 2014. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Joe Biden Los Angeles Visit Could Cause Major Traffic Delays During Rush Hour

    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Southern California Monday to begin a two-day visit to the Los Angeles area, prompting a number of road closures between the westside and Downtown L.A. that was expected to jam traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The vice president was in Southern California to attend a series of fundraisers ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Events included a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser on the 20th Century Fox lot and an evening […]

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    L.A. County to Crack Down on Dogs at Local Beaches

    Dog owners that bring their canines to Los Angeles County beaches could soon get fined, as a task force was expected to begin cracking down on the number of dogs that illegally roam around local beaches. Wendy Burch reports from Manhattan Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 30, 2014.

  • LAPD officials said they were working a "tactical operation" near a T.G.I. Fridays in Woodland Hills on Sept. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Robber Steals $10,000 From Woodland Hills Restaurant, Pistol-Whips Employee

    Police were unable to locate a robber who stole $10,000 in cash and pistol-whipped a Woodland Hills T.G.I. Friday’s employee early Monday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. An attempted robbery in the 5900 block of Canoga Avenue (map) was reported by a restaurant employee around 3 a.m. Three employees locked themselves in a back office after the robber ripped phones from the walls, took their cell phones and pistol whipped an employee. One of the men was able to keep his phone […]