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
  • Clouds over downtown L.A. on Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Hot Weather to Give Way to Colder Conditions for Thanksgiving in SoCal

    The heat was expected to give way to cooler temperatures in Southern California just in time for Thanksgiving. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 23, 2015.

  • A fire burned at a home in South L.A. on Nov. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Destroys South Los Angeles Home

    A fire destroyed a two-story home in South Los Angeles on Wednesday morning. Wendy Burch reports from South L.A. for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 11, 2015.

  • A photograph taken by Niilo Tippler shows the fire burning at the home of Johnny Mathis on Nov. 2, 2015.

    Hollywood Hills Home of Singer Johnny Mathis Devastated by Fire

    Firefighters battled a blaze Monday evening at the Hollywood Hills home of legendary singer Johnny Mathis. The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Stebbins Terrace, according Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 30 minutes, Humphrey stated. The home appeared to be gutted. “The house is absolutely totaled,” Mathis said. “There’s nothing left.” Mathis was not home when the fire started but arrived shortly […]

  • Porter Ranch residents are seen protesting after they say the strong odor of gas hit the area following a leak. (Credit: KTLA)

    Concerned Porter Ranch Residents Protest After Gas Facility Leak Causes Odor

    Concerned Porter Ranch residents protested on Friday after they say the strong odor of gas became noticeable in the area following a leak at Aliso Canyon field. Wendy Burch reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Two pedestrians were killed, and a third was in critical condition, after a vehicle hit a group of young people in the Winchester area on Oct. 29, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Women Killed in Collision Outside Winchester Halloween Party Are ID’d

    Two female pedestrians who were killed when they were hit by a pickup truck on a dark Winchester roadway were identified Thursday, hours after they were struck when trying to render aid to a man who was injured in a fight at a nearby Halloween party. The fatal collision occurred after a group of people left a house party in the 31700 block of Scott Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victims were identified as Jammie Erwin, 34, of Menifee, and Mary […]

  • Powerball tickets are seen in a file image. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Wins $380,000 Lottery Prize After Burbank 7-Eleven Store Clerk Hits Wrong Button

    A man won a $380,000 lottery prize after a Burbank 7-Eleven clerk hit the wrong button, giving him one $2 Powerball ticket instead of two Mega Millions tickets. Wendy Burch reports from Burbank for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 28, 2015.    

  • Black Lives Matter protesters and others swarmed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday night during a town hall gathering at Holman United Methodist Church. (Credit: Peter Jamison / Los Angeles Times)

    Facing Hostile Black Lives Matter Protesters, Garcetti’s South L.A. Forum Ends Abruptly

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced throngs of hostile protesters at a community meeting Monday night as chaos descended on a gathering that had been intended as a forum for him to improve his fraught relationship with the black communities of South L.A. The meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, attended by several hundred, was quickly overtaken by about 50 protesters from organizations including the national activist group Black Lives Matter, which was formed in the wake of high-profile police […]

  • Hollywood Hills Residents were angry over decision to permanently close Barham off-ramp on 101 Freeway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Hills Residents Object to Closure of 101 Freeway Off-Ramp

    Some residents objected to the planned closure of an exit on 101 Freeway near Universal Studios. Wendy Burch reports from the Hollywood Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

  • Heavy surf threatens to overwhelm a bulldozer working to reinforce a sand berm to protect coastal homes from flooding by a storm-driven astonomic high tide, January 11, 2000, in Seal Beach. (Credit: David McNew/ Newsmakers)

    Los Angeles County Ramps Up El Niño Preparations

    Los Angeles County officials are ramping up preparations for a winter of what forecasters warn could be heavy, El Niño-driven storms. In a written report, county officials said that emergency response workers from various county agencies are working to coordinate their responses and that the county’s flood control system is “well positioned to capture storm water for the purpose of replenishing local water supplies.” Officials from the emergency management department, as well as the Sheriff’s Department and fire and public works agencies, […]