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
  • The investigation continued on Friday, June 19, 2015, one day after a woman was found fatally stabbed in Lancaster. (Credit: KTLA)

    86-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Lancaster Home; 14-Year-Old Boy Detained in Killing

    A juvenile boy was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of an elderly woman who authorities said was found fatally stabbed the evening before in a Lancaster home. Deputies made the discovery about 7:07 p.m. Thursday after responding to a report of an open window at a residence in the 44600 block of Stillwater Drive, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They found the unresponsive victim suffering from multiple cut wounds […]

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    Woman to Be Featured on New $10 Bill, Treasury Secretary Announces

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 — the 100th anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A decision on who the woman will be won’t be made for several months. The last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896. “We have only made changes to the faces on […]

  • Surfers and swimmers are pictured in Malibu during a high surf advisory on May 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heal the Bay Releases Annual Beach Report Card

    Heal the Bay released its annual beach report card Wednesday, revealing which beaches passed water quality standards and which did not. Sara Welch reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 17, 2015. Which Southern California beaches are passing water quality standards, and which are not? The answer will come Wednesday as Heal the Bay releases its annual beach report card. Wendy Burch reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June […]

  • A man died in a fire at a detached garage in Anaheim on June 16, 2015. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Man’s Body Discovered After Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Anaheim Home’s Garage

    Firefighters discovered the body of a man Tuesday after extinguishing a blaze at a detached garage that had been converted into a living space at an Anaheim home, local police and fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a fire at a garage at a home in the 2600 block of East Park Lane (map), Anaheim police and fire Lt. Eric Trapp said. Flames were located at a detached garage, and it took 20 firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze. […]

  • A white sheet can be seen near the driver-side door and one person appeared dead, police said, after a fiery crash in Beverly Hills on June 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Burned Beyond Recognition in Fiery Beverly Hills Crash

    A driver was burned beyond recognition when a single vehicle crashed and burst into flames in Beverly Hills Monday morning, prompting an hourslong closure of a major thoroughfare, police said. The vehicle crashed near South La Cienega Boulevard and Gregory Way (map) around 2:30 a.m., Beverly Hills Police Department Sgt. David Tomlin said. The apparent Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV burst into flames during the crash and the driver didn’t escape, police said. The driver died and was the only person in […]

  • File photo of San Dimas High school (Credit: KTLA)

    Students Arrested in Alleged Grade-Changing Scandal at San Dimas High School

    Two 18-year-old students were arrested for unauthorized computer access and fraud in connection with an alleged grade-changing scandal at San Dimas High School, authorities announced Thursday. Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau were investigating a breach of security involving the school’s computer system and its website. Several students told KTLA that the hacking involved students who were changing grades in exchange for cash. District officials would only confirm that “a few students gained […]

  • Josh Duggar allegedly admits to molesting minor girls when he was underage, some of whom were his own sisters. (Credit: Duggar Family)

    Four of the 5 Girls Josh Duggar Molested Were His Sisters: Parents

    Four of the five girls Josh Duggar molested were his sisters, their parents said in an interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night. The incidents occurred when Josh Duggar was a teenager. Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said they were “just devastated” when Josh came forward and confessed. The parents described the molestation as “improper touching,” sometimes over the girls’ clothes, sometimes under the clothes. “This was not rape or anything like that,” Jim Bob said. […]

  • Caitlyn Jenner is seen on the new cover of Vanity Fair.

    Vanity Fair Magazine Features Caitlyn Jenner Debut

    Caitlyn Jenner likely chose Vanity Fair to reveal her new identity because of the credibility, elegance and permanence of a print magazine — particularly that magazine. The former Olympic athlete shared her name for the first time publicly on Monday through Vanity Fair’s release of its July cover, which bears these three words: “Call me Caitlyn.” Jenner is shown in a portrait taken by the famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. There is an accompanying 22-page story by the acclaimed writer Buzz […]

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    Missing Antelope Valley Mother’s SUV Found: Sheriff’s Dept.

    As the search continued on Monday for an Antelope Valley mother who has been missing for nearly two weeks, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that investigators found the vehicle belonging to Monique Figueroa. Figueroa’s 2004 burgundy Mercedes-Benz was found Saturday in the Palmdale area, the department confirmed Monday, for the first time calling publicly for help finding her and issuing a flier detailing her disappearance. She was last seen by her father while she drove away from her home in […]