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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
  • Search Continues for Santa Clarita Serial Bank Robber

    Authorities are trying to determine if a bank robbery Monday night is another in a series of robberies by the same man. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 22, 2017.

  • Man Fatally Shot Overnight in Residential Neighborhood of Orange

    A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in a residential neighborhood of Orange early Monday morning, and police are looking for the shooter. Officers were called to Culver Ave and Pine Street about 12:30 a.m., when they found a Hispanic man down in the street. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Orange Police Department Sgt. Phil McMullin said. The victim was identified as Richard Steward Villeda. A neighbor said she heard gunfire ring out in the quiet […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal stabbing at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando on Aug. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Assault Victim Found Dead at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando

    Authorities are searching for clues following the death of an assault victim at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando Tuesday night. San Fernando police responded to a “person down” call at the park located in the 500 block of South Huntington Street about 9:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Upon their arrival, officers found a man on the ground behind the park’s softball fields. The victim, who has not been identified, was […]

  • Police responding to a stabbing in Long Beach opened fire on Aug. 6, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Suspected in Stabbing, Hostage Situation Shot by Police in Long Beach

    A man suspected of stabbing one woman and then holding a second woman hostage was shot by police in Long Beach late Sunday. Officers were called to the 900 block of Washington Place about 10:50 p.m. where they found a woman who had been stabbed multiple times in her upper body, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, Johnson said. The woman mentioned her attacker […]

  • Thunderstorms caused havoc across the Inland Empire and prompted a flash-flood warning in the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County on Aug. 1, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Monsoonal Moisture Could Trigger Extreme Weather ‘Just About Anywhere’ in SoCal Wednesday

    Muggy and sticky conditions will persist Wednesday in Southern California as monsoonal moisture brings summer rains, thunderstorms and the threat of flash flooding to the valleys. An unstable, warm air mass over Southern California could trigger intense downpours and thunderstorms “just about anywhere,” according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard. A flash-flood watch remains in effect for much of southwestern California, including areas recently scorched by wildfires. Rain won’t be the only issue Wednesday. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

  • Mario Melbourn is seen in this image provided by a family member.

    Man Run Down, Killed by Driver Following Argument at Compton Gathering

    A man was run down and killed after getting into an argument with another man at a gathering in Compton Monday night, and investigators have identified but are still looking for the killer. Authorities initially responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian call near the intersection of East Cypress Street and South Crane Avenue about 11 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Arriving deputies found the unresponsive victim, later identified by a family member as 30-year-old Mario […]

  • L.A. County Moves to Stop SoCal Gas From Reopening Aliso Canyon Storage Facility

    Los Angeles County officials will be in court Monday in an effort to stop the Southern California Gas Company from reopening its Aliso Canyon storage facility. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 24, 2017.

  • Disneyland, California Adventure Debut MaxPass Ride Reservation App

    Disney’s new MaxPass addition to their Fastpass system debuted at the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme park’s Wednesday. The feature — available for a per-ticket fee of $10 per day — allows park guests to digitally reserve a Fastpass from their mobile device through the Disneyland app, instead of having to secure one at each individual attraction. “With this electronic option, you won’t need to walk over to a kiosk to secure a FASTPASS entitlement—you can simply make a […]

  • Ana Estevez included this photo of herself and her son on a public Facebook post on May 17, 2017, when she first spoke out about the disappearance of Aramazd "Piqui" Andressian Jr.

    Funeral to Be Held for Slain 5-Year-Old Aramazd Andressian Jr. in South Pasadena

    Updated story: Family, Law Enforcement Pay Respects to Slain 5-Year-Old Aramazd Andressian Jr. at South Pasadena Funeral Family and friends will gather in South Pasadena Tuesday to honor the life of 5-year-old Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr., whose body was found following a monthslong investigation that eventually led to the arrest of the boy’s father. The private funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. at the Holy Family Church located at 1501 Fremont Avenue, the South Pasadena Police Department stated in […]