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 Los Angeles Police Department released this sketch of the male sought in the sexual assault of an "elderly" woman in Northridge on Oct. 1, 2015.

    Male Sought After Sexually Assaulting Woman in Her 60s in Northridge Home-Invasion

    Police were searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman during a home-invasion in the Northridge area, LAPD said Thursday. The incident began around 1 a.m. Wednesday when the male entered the victim’s residence in the 18600 block of Vintage Street, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. A neighbor told KTLA the man got into the house through a door or window that had been left open. He then proceeded to sexually assault the victim, police […]

  • The Montebello Police Department provided this photo of Sean Matthew Garcia, 25, after he was arrested on Sept. 29, 2015, for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an attempted robbery.

    Additional Victims Sought After Man Is Killed While Attempting to Sell $2,000 Gold Chain in Montebello

    After a 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly gunning down another man when the two met regarding the sale of a $2,000 gold chain, investigators began searching for additional victims of the robber. Police say Sean Matthew Garcia and victim Brian Lee Gomez, a 28-year-old Long Beach resident, first communicated through OfferUp.com and agreed to meet in the area of 1620 Neil Armstrong St. on Monday regarding the sale of a gold chain. During the meeting, Gomez, along with his […]

  • A big rig overturned on a Pasadena area freeway amid heavy rain on Sept. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record Rainfall Wreaks Havoc on SoCal Roads, Prompting Evacuations and Leaving Thousands Without Power

    A late-summer storm brought record rainfall to portions of drought-stricken Southern California on Tuesday, wreaking havoc on local freeways and roads, leaving thousands without power, and prompting the evacuation of 100 residents at one residential building. More than two inches of rain was recorded in downtown Los Angeles, making it the third-wettest September storm since the 1870s, climatologist Bill Patzert with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory told the Los Angeles Times. Within several hours of the rain starting, dozens of collisions […]

  • One of several missing dogs is shown after being found by an officer following the break-in at the Jurupa Valley shelter. This photo was tweeted Sept. 14, 2015, by Riverside County Animal Services.

    4th Dog Dies, 7 Remain Missing After Jurupa Valley Animal Shelter Break-in

    A fourth dog died Monday and seven remained missing after an apparent break-in at a Jurupa Valley animal shelter over the weekend, according to officials with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Two dogs were found dead inside the bloodied shelter, located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd., Sunday morning, department spokesman John Welsh said. A third dog was fatally struck by a vehicle later that day, and a fourth dog was killed in the same manner Monday morning, according […]

  • Los Angeles police officers prepare to enter a building during a standoff in Westchester on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pair Arrested After Theft of 2 Vehicles, Pursuit and Standoff in Westchester: Police

    A man and woman stole two vehicles in succession, led officers on a brief pursuit and holed up in a Westchester office building for more than an hour before being arrested Monday, police said. The pair stole the first vehicle from a Hertz car rental location and abandoned it in the area of Wiley Post Avenue and West 84th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A tow truck driver, who asked not to be identified, said he was dispatched […]

  • Shattered glass is seen in the backyard where a homeowner struggled with an intruder in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘I Had to Pull the Trigger’: Santa Ana Homeowner Who Wrestled Gun From Intruder

    A Santa Ana homeowner said he “had to pull the trigger” after wrestling a gun from one of two intruders who entered his home Friday morning. Erickson Dumaual said he was lying in bed at his home in the 2500 block of Manly Avenue (map) at about 4 a.m. when two men entered his room. One of the intruders went to his bed and demanded valuables, Dumaual said. “The guy had a gun right at my head,” said Dumaual, who told the man he had nothing worth […]

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer takes part in the session "the new digital context" on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22, 2014.  (Credit: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Pregnant, Expecting Identical Twin Girls

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant and expecting identical twin girls in December. Mayer made the announcement Tuesday in a post on her official Tumblr page, saying the “twins part was quite a surprise.” The CEO said she has shared the news with Yahoo’s board of directors, and described them as “incredibly supportive.” “Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as […]

  • Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, is seen in a photo released by her family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Authorities, Family Members Ask for Help in Finding Missing Mother, 29, Last Seen in Canyon Country

    Update: The search for Kristin Ghilardi concluded Wednesday after she was seen at several local businesses, according to sheriff’s officials. Authorities and family members on Sunday asked for help in finding a missing 29-year-old mother who was last seen four days earlier in Canyon Country. Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, went to a friend’s home Wednesday in the Santa Clarita neighborhood, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials initially had spelled the woman’s first name […]

  • So-called "pink Viagra" is shown. (Credit: WRAL via CNN)

    FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’ Drug Addyi, 1st Treatment for Sexual Desire

    Women who have lost their sex drive will have a little pink pill to help them come October. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. This is the first FDA approved treatment for sexual desire in men or women. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment option,” Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center […]