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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
  • Heavy rainfall caused mud to enter a Glendora home on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rainfall Brings Mudslides and Hail to San Gabriel Valley

    Glendora residents were asked to assess their homes after at least one local house and car were damaged by mud during heavy rainfall that brought hail elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley Friday morning. The mudslide left a huge mess in a San Gabriel Mountain foothill neighborhood within the area still recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire, which occurred in January. “Those hills just unloaded mud like crazy,” said Arthur Ludwick, president of the Easley Estates homeowners association. Homeowners were drawn the […]

  • Salads in a Farmer's Fridge vending machine. (Credit: Farmer's Fridge)

    Salad Vending Machines Are Coming to L.A.

    If you’re grabbing lunch from a vending machine, chances are it’s a soda, instant noodles and a sad, sad turkey sandwich with neon cheese. If there were a machine full of mixed greens, berries, almonds, flax seeds, organic quinoa and spinach, would you bite? Luke Saunders, founder of the Chicago-based Farmer’s Fridge salad vending machines, is on a mission to make healthful food accessible when you’re on the go. And he’s planning on bringing the concept to Los Angeles next […]

  • Strong winds toppled a tree onto a Ford Mustang in Canoga Park on Nov. 17, 2014. No one was inside the vehicle at the time. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid Red Flag Warning, Strong Santa Ana Winds Fan Flames, Trigger Power Outages in SoCal

    A Red Flag warning remained in effect in parts of Southern California for a second straight day as strong, gusty winds toppled trees, downed power lines and prompted concerns over increased fire danger. The National Weather Service issued the warning in areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as winds with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour in the mountain areas and up to 40 miles per hour were forecast to hit the region on Monday. Fierce winds, […]

  • Kwan Chow was accused of assaulting two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of a “Dave and Buster’s” in the Westfield Mall in Arcadia. (Credit: Arcadia Police)

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Fondling Boys in Bathroom at ‘Dave & Buster’s’

    Police in Arcadia were looking Tuesday for additional victims of a 31-year-old man accused of assaulting two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in the Westfield Mall in Arcadia. The most recent assault occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Monday at the restaurant at the mall located at 400 S. Baldwin Ave. When officers arrived, they found a man being detained by mall security personnel who was later identified as Kwan Chow, according […]

  • Francisco Garcia, a 21-year-old Army veteran, posted this photo on his Facebook. He was shot and killed a party in Sylmar on Nov. 9, 2014.

    Police Investigating If ‘Tagger Dispute’ Led to Shooting Death of Army Veteran in Sylmar

    As the search continued Monday for the gunman who killed a 21-year-old Army veteran over the weekend in Sylmar, police officials said they had begun investigating if the shooting was the result of a dispute between “tagger crews.” Francisco Garcia had recently returned from Afghanistan and was at a homecoming party held at his girlfriend’s home when he was shot and killed early Sunday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials stated in a news release at the time. LAPD Lt. […]

  • Investigators in El Sereno were searching Monday night for three suspects wanted for shooting a teenage boy in the chest. (Credit: KTLA)

    14-Year-Old Boy Shot and Wounded in El Sereno; 3 Sought

    Police were searching for three males Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting in El Sereno that left a teenager in critical condition. The teenager, believed to be about 14, was struck at least once in the chest about 5:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Ithaca Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jane Kim. The three males fled on the scene on foot, Kim said. No further details were immediately available. Click here to read the full story […]

  • A hiker was airlifted to a local hospital after being attacked in Griffith Park on Nov. 3, 2014, police said. An arrest was made the following day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested in Violent Attack on Griffith Park Trail That Left 1 Seriously Injured

    A man who was arrested in connection with a violent attack in Griffith Park may face an attempted murder charge, authorities said early Tuesday. The assault, which occurred Monday afternoon about 3/4 of a mile up a trail that begins off Western Canyon Road, left the male victim with serious injuries to his face and head, according to Sgt. Douglas Bowler with the Los Angeles Police Department. A group of hikers who called 911 reported that the victim’s face was […]

  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Pomona SWAT Officer Killed While Serving Search Warrant Remembered as ‘Hero’

    A Pomona Police Department SWAT officer has died after being shot by a known gang member while serving a search warrant at a home in San Gabriel, officials announced early Wednesday morning. “It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news” of Officer Shaun Diamond’s death, the Police Department said in a statement. Diamond, 45, was one of 14 SWAT officers who participated in a multi-agency operation early Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block […]

  • Pomona Police Department Officer Shaun Diamond, who was fatally wounded while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, is seen in a photo on his wedding day. (Family photo)

    Mother of Slain SWAT Officer Remembers Him as ‘My Hero’

    The mother of slain Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond, who was fatally wounded Tuesday while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel, on Wednesday remembered him as a loving son who was “my hero.” Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.