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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
  • Derrick Jeffries is seen in an image provided by family members.

    Swimmer Who Disappeared Tuesday Near Manhattan Beach ID’d by Family Member

    A swimmer who went missing near Manhattan Beach Tuesday afternoon was identified by his uncle as search efforts continued Wednesday. The 25-year-old man, identified as Derrick Jeffries by the uncle, was in the water near 18th Street when he was last seen at about 5 p.m. He was wading in the water with two of his friends, who noticed he was not with them when they got to shore, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Lidia Barillas said. His friends waited for […]

  • Authorities responded to a reported shooting in Torrance on April 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Armed With Chain Saw Tried to Run Over People at SCE Property in Torrance, Police Say

    A disgruntled worker who was allegedly armed with a chain saw and tried to run over people at a Southern California Edison contractor’s property in Torrance was taken into custody Tuesday after officers opened fire on him, police said. The incident began about 6:30 a.m. when a security guard on the Edison lot in the 17600 block of Yukon Avenue called police and requested help for an armed person, said Sgt. Paul Kranke with the Torrance Police Department. The man was apparently […]

  • The Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles located in West Los Angeles is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles Files for Bankruptcy

    The parent company for Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company owes about $1.6 million from a jury verdict and $1.5 million in attorneys’ fees to a former employee who sued for discrimination and wrongful-termination in 2013, according to the newspaper. The bankruptcy filing doesn’t necessarily mean the restaurants will be closing however. Companies often file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to restructure their debts. The chicken and waffle house […]

  • Rusty Page carries his foster daughter from his Santa Clarita home to waiting authorities on March 22, 2016. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Despite Protests and Prayers to ‘Save Lexi,’ 6-Year-Old Girl Removed From Santa Clarita Foster Family

    A foster family in  Santa Clarita is heartbroken after the 6-year-old girl they had been caring for was removed from their home on Monday. Lexi lived with the family for four years, but was being sent to live with extended family in Utah under the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 1978 federal law designed to protect Native American children. Clutched in the arms of her foster dad, Rusty Page, a dramatic scene unfolded around Lexi outside the family home as foster […]

  • Developer Geoff Palmer’s household used more than 12,000 gallons of water a day during a two-month period. Facing a penalty, Palmer appealed in January 2016. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Beverly Hills Goes After Celebrity Water-Wasters and Finally Cuts Citywide Usage

    Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all: educational campaigns, usage restrictions and written notices for people suspected of wasting water. Despite those efforts, the community missed its savings target every month since June, when a statewide 25% reduction in urban water consumption became mandatory amid the punishing drought. As a result, state regulators fined the city, saying publicly that its water wasters “should be ashamed.” About four months ago, city officials got tough. Beverly Hills sent letters to […]

  • An emotional vigil was held Monday for 12-year-old Jason Spears, who was fatally shot in San Bernardino on March 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for 12-Year-Old Killed in Double Shooting Near San Bernardino Circle K

    A vigil was held Monday evening for a 12-year-old boy who was fatally wounded while walking to a convenience store in a shooting that also injured his 14-year-old cousin in San Bernardino Sunday night. The shooting occurred about 10:02 p.m. near the Circle K located at the intersection of Highland Avenue and North Orange Street, said Lt. Rich Lawhead with the San Bernardino Police Department. The boys ran toward the Circle K for help after being shot nearby, but the 12-year-old never […]

  • The 76 gas station at 1871 Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock is seen in a Google Map Street View image.

    Eagle Rock Gas Station Owners, Delivery Company Charged After Allegedly Selling Adulterated Gasoline

    Criminal charges have been filed against the owners of an Eagle Rock gas station and their delivery company after eight vehicles were damaged by allegedly adulterated gasoline, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday. Akop Akopyan and Gloria Cubides, both 54, as well as MJ Tank Lines, Inc., have been charged with six criminal counts for misrepresenting the grade and quality of gas sold at the then branded 76 Gasoline Station located at 1871 Colorado Blvd., a news release […]

  • A Los Angeles City Council committee approved water and electricity rate hikes Tuesday. The plan now goes to the full council. (Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

    Water, Electricity Rate Hikes One Step Closer for DWP Customers

    A Los Angeles City Council committee approved plans Tuesday to increase water and power rates, moving Department of Water and Power customers one step closer to higher bills this spring. With three members present, the Energy and Environment Committee cleared the way for the full council to consider the DWP’s rate proposals at its Wednesday meeting. If approved, rates will increase 4.7% for water and 3.86% for power each year for five years, the city’s ratepayer advocate said. The DWP […]

  • Bill Gates speaks on stage at the Plenary Session: Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems on September 27, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: JP Yim/Getty Images)

    Bill Gates Breaks With Tech Industry Over FBI’s iPhone Hack Request

    Tech industry luminary Bill Gates has suggested that Apple is mischaracterizing its fight against an FBI request to unlock the iPhone of deceased San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. “It is no different than … should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information … should anybody be able to get at bank records,” the Microsoft founder said in an interview with the Financial Times. “There’s no difference between information.” Apple CEO Tim Cook has vigorously […]