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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
  • Smoke rises from a Mount Washington home on Oct. 21, 2016. One day after a fire gutted the home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Guts Huge Home in Mount Washington; Officials Using Cadaver Dogs to Search for 84-Year-Old Missing Man

    An 84-year-old man is unaccounted for Friday after a fire ripped through a mansion the night before, and crews were developed a plan to go inside the home to search for him after cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains. The blaze was reported about 8:35 p.m. Thursday at the 9,111-square-foot home located in the 4000 block of North Sea View Avenue in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. More than 140 firefighters responded to the blaze, […]

  • Drivers navigate slick roads on the rain-soaked 134 Freeway in the Eagle Rock Monday morning. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    First Rain of Season in SoCal Disrupts Morning Commute; High Heat Forecast to Follow

    The first rain of the season brought slick roads to many of Southern California’s freeways Monday morning. A weak cold front was responsible for light showers moving into the region overnight, according to the National Weather Service. The rain was expected to mostly fall during the early morning hours before tapering off Monday afternoon. Gusty west to southwest winds were then likely to pick up, especially across the mountains and Antelope Valley, the Weather Service stated. Several crashes were reported […]

  • Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah. (Credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

    Samsung Brand at Risk Following Galaxy Note 7 Failures

    The humiliation keeps on coming for Samsung. The world’s biggest smartphone maker has become the butt of jokes on U.S. comedy shows and social media because its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has shown a tendency to burst into flames. “That really gives new meaning to ‘My phone is blowing up,'” quipped Stephen Colbert on the Late Show last month. Samsung’s failure to effectively deal with the weeks-long crisis — promising that replacement Note 7 phones were safe only for them […]

  • An Orange County woman posted warning signs after her dog was killed in a Santa Ana River storm drain. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dog Owner Calls for Warning Signs After Mastiff Dies in Santa Ana Storm Drain

    A dog owner called for warning signs along the Santa Ana River Tuesday after her mastiff “Rupert” got trapped in a storm drain and died. Wendy Burch reports from Newport Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 4, 2016.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. (Credit: Rick Wilking - Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump, Clinton Clash in Presidential Debate: Poll Gives Round 1 to Clinton

    The debate of the century delivered. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump waged a fiery battle Monday night when they appeared on stage together — a clash of two famous personalities locked in a dead heat for the presidency. During one of the most highly anticipated debates in modern political history, the candidates drew sharp contrasts on temperament, character and policy and starkly different visions of where they would lead the nation. By most measures, Clinton had the better night, repeatedly […]

  • A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was seriously injured in a crash in Long Beach on Sept. 27, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy, 2 Others Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash in Long Beach

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and two other people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near the 91 Freeway in Long Beach early Tuesday, officials said. The crash was reported about 12:15 a.m. near the Paramount Boulevard exit of the freeway, sheriff’s Sgt. Ernest Ferreras said. The deputy had made an arrest and was traveling with the suspect in his patrol vehicle when a car going in the opposite direction crossed over the median in the 6100 block […]

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    Record-Breaking Fall Heat Wave Scorches SoCal, Prompts Red Flag Warnings

    Don’t pull out your fall wardrobe just yet. Southern California will feel more like summer than autumn Monday, thanks to triple-digit temperatures and powerful Santa Ana winds for most of the day. The mercury could reach 103 degrees in Burbank, 101 in Long Beach, 104 in Riverside and 105 in Azusa, Ojai and Van Nuys, forecasters say. “This time of year you get those wild swings,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Click here to […]

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

    Child Abuse Allegations Against Brad Pitt Being Handled by FBI, LAPD Says

    An investigation is underway into allegations of child abuse against Brad Pitt, a source within the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services confirmed to KTLA Thursday, and the case has been handed over to the FBI. The incident that prompted the investigation, first reported by TMZ, occurred while Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie were traveling on a private jet with their children on Sept. 14, said TMZ founder Harvey Levin. “The allegation goes this way. That he got […]

  • Several children were hospitalized for infections following a routine dental procedure at Children's Dental Group in Anaheim. (Credit: KTLA)

    7 OC Children Hospitalized With Serious Infections Following Routine Dental Procedure

    An investigation is underway by the  Orange County Health Care Agency after several children were hospitalized with serious bacterial infections following a common dental procedure. The children were seen at Children’s Dental Group of Anaheim, located at 2156 E. Lincoln Ave.,  between May 3 and Aug. 2 for pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,” and later developed serious  bacterial infections. County health officials said eight children have been reported to have slowly progressive oral cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the mouth […]