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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
  • Man Found Dead on Tustin Front Lawn Was Killed in Santa Ana, Police Say

    A 25-year-old man who was found dead on the front lawn of a home in Tustin was fatally shot in Santa Ana before being moved, Santa Ana police announced on Monday. Jose Peralta, a resident of Orange, was found in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of West Main Street by a neighbor around 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Investigators have determined that Peralta was killed in a gang-related shooting in the area of 200 South Cedar […]

  • Burglars Hold Gun to Head of Woman in Beverly Grove Home Apparently Belonging to Rapper A$AP Rocky

    A woman was held at gunpoint during a burglary at a Beverly Grove home apparently belonging to rapper A$AP Rocky late Tuesday, officials said. The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m. when three males went into a home in the 300 block of North Flores Street. The burglars were removing property from the home when neighbors scared them off, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The burglars got away and the woman was not injured. They left a large sage behind […]

  • Driver Impairment, Speed Were Factors in Single-Car Crash That Killed 21-Year-Old Man in Canoga Park: LAPD

    Los Angeles police investigators believe speed and driver impairment were factors in a crash that left a 21-year-old man dead and the car he was driving split in half in Canoga Park early Tuesday morning. The crash occurred about 2:13 a.m. as a 2001 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Sherman Way near the intersection of De Soto Avenue. “The vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed. Probably faster than what we typically see on the freeways,” Los Angeles […]

  • Off-Duty Deputy Fights Off Burglary Suspect in Stevenson Ranch Home: Officials

    An off-duty deputy fought off a burglary suspect as he was on his way to work in Stevenson Ranch Monday morning, officials said. The incident occurred about 5 a.m. when the deputy, who apparently doesn’t work for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, saw a man who was trying to rummage through his vehicles in his garage. The deputy confronted the man, the two got into a fist fight and the deputy chased the suspect down the street, Deputy Curtis Foster […]

  • Olympic Committee Visits Los Angeles Ahead of Decision for 2024 Games

    Members of the Olympic committee are visiting Los Angeles ahead of their decision on which country will host the 2024 games. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 10, 2017.

  • Laguna Beach to Consider Smoking Ban in All Public Places Citywide

    The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider whether to extend a smoking ban to all public places. Residents have complained to council members and city staff about second-hand smoke in various alleys, sidewalks and parking lots, according to a city staff report. Smoking is currently prohibited at beaches, parks, restaurants and restrooms. Under the proposed ordinance, the ban would be extended to sidewalks, streets and alleys, and in multi-unit residential common areas such as pools, laundry rooms and […]

  • Shark Advisory Remains in Place After Multiple Sightings in Long Beach

    A shark advisory was still in place in Long Beach Monday morning after numerous sightings prompted officials to post warning signs on Friday. Marine safety officials estimate 10 to 20 juvenile sharks are swimming in the waters off Peninsula Beach daily, the Long Beach Fire Department posted along with the advisory on Friday. “The sharks’ interest in Long Beach is tied to a thriving aquatic ecosystem in the Long Beach Harbor,” the Fire Department stated, adding that sharks presence of […]

  • Fistfight Breaks Out on LAX-Bound Flight From Tokyo

    One minute passengers were settling into their seats for the 11-hour flight from Tokyo, Japan, to Los Angeles. The next they were scrambling out of the way as a male passenger became irate and began throwing punches at another man seated in the row behind him. “We were looking for a motive. Everyone was trying to figure out if he was intoxicated, if he was frustrated or what was going on,” passenger Corey Hour, who videotaped the confrontation, told KTLA. […]

  • Thousands March in L.A. to Mark 102nd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide; 4 Taken Into Custody by Police

    Thousands of people marched in Los Angeles Monday to mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, and authorities said four people were taken into custody near the Turkish consulate. The march began around noon at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district and proceeded about 1 1/2 miles to the consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd., at 2 p.m. There, two people who threw things — eggs and a water bottle — were arrested, police said. Two others were detained after […]