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
  • In this file photo, traffic moves slowly south on the 5 Freeway between the 710 and 605 freeways. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Study: Skipping 2 Hours of Recommended Amount of Sleep May Nearly Double Drivers’ Risk of Crashing

    What can you do to prepare for safe holiday road trips this year? Try getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of seven hours of sleep nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and released Tuesday. “While we do not think anybody would be surprised to learn that driving while extremely sleep-deprived […]

  • Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Wen Jiang, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Gwendoline Christie take a selfie on stage during the "Rogue One" Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 15, 2016, in London, England. (Credit: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)

    Upcoming ‘Rogue One’ Premier Prompts Weeklong Hollywood Road Closures

    Road closures will be in place beginning Monday night in Hollywood in anticipation of this weekend’s world premiere of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The event is being held Saturday at the Pantages Theatre, LAist reported, and drivers will want to avoid several streets surrounding the venue. Some street closures will begin as early as 10 p.m. Monday and will continue until 6 a.m. Dec. 13, a news release from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works stated. Hollywood Boulevard Closures: […]

  • A tree root is seen under a damaged sidewalk in Silver Lake on Nov. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. City Council Approves Sidewalk Repair Project

    The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to “Safe Sidewalks LA,” a long-range plan to fix the city’s buckling walkways. The program, initially backed by the council in March, seeks to shift responsibility from the city to property owners for the care of L.A.’s sidewalks. While state law dictates that adjacent property owners are responsible for sidewalk repairs, Los Angeles’ policy is to fix sidewalks damaged by street trees. The city has not followed through, however, angering residents […]

  • Stephen Woolery of the FBI speaks at an L.A. news conference Nov. 28, 2016, on threatening letters sent to mosques. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD, FBI Address Threatening Letters Sent to California Mosques

    Los Angeles city and county law enforcement, along with the FBI and Muslim community leaders on Monday condemned a vitriolic letter that was sent to multiple California mosques. The author addressed the letter “to the children of Satan” and called Muslims “a vile and filthy people.” “There’s a new sheriff in town,” the letter said, “President Donald Trump.” At a midday news conference, representatives of the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI urged anyone who […]

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    Black Friday: Post-Thanksgiving Shoppers Flock to Malls Looking to Score Deals

    Black Friday is here, and bargain-seeking holiday shoppers are out in force. The annual retail mega event began in many stores on Thanksgiving evening and will continue into the weekend. Target, which put its Black Friday deals online Wednesday, said it sold 3,200 televisions a minute during the first hour that doors were open. The retailer was offering a 50-inch Hisense 4K TV for $249.99. The deals didn’t last long at some stores. A Target in McAllen, Texas, quickly sold […]

  • Passengers try out the new automated TSA security checkpoint at LAX on Nov. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record Number of Travelers Descend on LAX During Thanksgiving Holiday

    A record number of Thanksgiving travelers are expected to go through Los Angeles International Airport this long holiday weekend. Wendy Burch and Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 16, 2016.

  • Snow falls near Wrightwood on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: Inland News)

    Pacific Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    A Pacific storm system brought snow to our local mountains overnight and continued to drop rain on Southern California Monday morning, prompting a flash flood warning and creating dangerous driving conditions on local freeways. Rainfall totals were mostly between a half-inch to an inch of rain across the coasts and valleys, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy downpours prompted the Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the Sage, Calgrove and Sand Burn area about 1:30 a.m., the Santa […]

  • LAPD patrolled the area in and around Grand Park as the Made in America festival hit downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Investigate 2 Unrelated Hit-and-Run Crashes Near MacArthur Park Within 24 Hours; 1 Arrested

    Los Angeles Police officials are investigating two separate hit-and-run crashes that occurred near MacArthur Park within 24 hours of each other. Officials have made an arrest in one of the cases, according to the LAPD. The first crash occurred along South Alvarado and West Third streets about 10:30 p.m. Monday. A 53-year-old man was struck while standing in the roadway along Alvarado. The victim was dragged about a quarter-mile until Grand View and Miramar streets. The driver continued without stopping or […]

  • A fire is seen burning in Elysian Park on Nov. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found in Chinatown Apartment After Building Catches Fire

    One person was found dead inside an apartment in Chinatown after the building caught fire Tuesday morning. The fire began about 7:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West College Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Officials initially indicated the fire was in the 900 block of Centennial Street but later updated the address. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a bottom-floor apartment unit with flames burning out onto a patio area. At one point, firefighters broke through a fence […]