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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
  • President Obama arrived at LAX on July 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    President Obama Arrives in L.A. for 2-Day Visit, Creating Rush-Hour Traffic; Road Closures Go Into Effect

    Hundreds of invited guests greeted President Barack Obama with applause at a star-studded event at the Los Angeles area home of television producer Shonda Rhimes on Wednesday after donating between $1,000 and $30,000 each. But while some welcomed the president’s arrival, others were frustrated with the snarled traffic it created in areas that his motorcade went through. The president arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon for a two-day visit to Southern California for a pair of fundraisers and a […]

  • A woman was attacked in an apartment garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica on July 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Residents Fear Recent Attempted Abduction Was Not an Isolated Incident

    Residents of a Santa Monica apartment complex shared concerns Monday that a recent alleged attempted abduction of a neighbor was not the first such incident. A man attempted to abduct a woman on Wednesday, July 9, in a parking garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue (map), according to a Santa Monica Police Department news release. The woman fought off the man, who was described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 5 foot 8 inches […]

  • Nnamdi Okongwu, 17, suffered a severe brain injury after a July 15, 2014, skateboarding incident. (Credit: Okongwu's Twitter)

    Chino Hills High School Basketball Player, 17, Dead After Skateboarding Incident

    A 17-year-old Chino Hills High School basketball star sustained major injuries after a skateboarding incident and later died, according to his assistant coach. A native of Nigeria, Nnamdi Okongwu was a senior center on the school’s basketball team, and had obtained a scholarship to Loyola Marymount University. Details surrounding his Tuesday skateboarding incident remained unclear, but the 17-year-old was hospitalized with a severe head injury. Assistant coach Mel Sims told KTLA Thursday that the previous night family members said the […]

  • Surveillance video showed a man sought in an attack on a woman outside a Covina apartment complex on June 30, 2014. (Credit: Covina Police Department)

    ‘Violent Sexual Predator’ Sought After Woman Groped, Attacked in Covina Apartment Complex: Police

    Covina police were asking for the public’s help on Wednesday in finding a “violent sexual predator” who assaulted a woman as she returned to her apartment complex, authorities said. The sexual battery occurred around 4:30 a.m. on June 30, according to the  Covina Police Department. Surveillance video released by police on Tuesday showed the woman returning to the apartment, while the attacker slipped in through the sliding parking gate outside the complex. “You see how brazen this subject is… he […]

  • Orlando Wayne Hunt Jr., a 24-year-old from Banning, was shot and killing in San Bernardino on July 8, 2014. (Credit: San Bernardino Police Department)

    1 Dead, 4 Injured After Shooting in San Bernardino; Police Searching for 2 Gunmen

    Authorities were searching for two gunmen Tuesday after a 24-year-old Banning man died and four other people were injured during a shooting in San Bernardino, according to a police department press release. The shooting occurred at the corner of East Baseline Street and North Waterman Avenue (map) around 11 p.m. Monday, said San Bernardino Police Department Sgt. John Cardillo. The incident may have occurred inside and outside a vape shop at the intersection. “It appears that most of the shooting took place in front of […]

  • About 100 to 150 people protested the arrival of 140 undocumented immigrants in Murrieta on July 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hundreds Voice Their Concerns Over Immigrants at Meeting in Murrieta

    A day after throngs of angry demonstrators prevented three buses carrying undocumented immigrants from reaching a federal facility in Murrieta, some residents were calling the scene “shameful.” “Someone has to speak for social justice for peace, love, whether we have the money or not,” said Paula Heady of Lake Elsinore. As the buses arrived at the Murrieta facility Tuesday afternoon, protesters waved American flags, chanted “U.S.A., U.S.A.” and held up signs that read “return to sender,” “stop illegal immigration” and “support […]

  • L.A. City Council Tentatively Approves Ban on Plastic Bags

    New Laws in Effect on July 1: California Minimum Wage Goes Up; Plastic Bag Ban Expands in L.A.

    With July 1 marking the midway point of the year, a number of new laws are slated to go into effect in California and Los Angeles, including an increased minimum wage and the expansion of the plastic bag ban. Under AB10, which was authored by state Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, the minimum wage will go up to $9 an hour — an increase of a dollar — on Tuesday. It will rise again on July 1, 2016 to $10 an […]

  • Antoine Hunter, who was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton on June 24, 2014, is seen in a family photo provided to KTLA.

    Man Killed After Deputies Open Fire on Car in Compton ID’d by Mother

    An investigation was underway Wednesday into a deputy-involved shooting in Compton that left one man dead and another man injured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the area of North Poinsettia Avenue and East Palmer Street (map) following an attempted traffic stop, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The incident began when two patrol deputies observed a vehicle allegedly driving recklessly, according to the release. Believing the driver […]

  • A preliminary investigation suspected hazardous materials found inside a Van Nuys home that caused five LAPD officers to fall ill may have been the makings of a meth lab. (Credit: KTLA)

    Narcotics Lab Discovered; 5 LAPD Officers Fall Ill, Are Briefly Hospitalized

    Officials were investigating a psychedelic drug lab Monday that caused six people, including five LAPD officers, to fall ill and be transported to a hospital after breathing fumes. A man was heard yelling Sunday night and officers were able to locate him by following his screams, Detective Keith Honore with L.A. Impact said. The agency is also known as the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force. After multiple attempts to verbally contact the man, the Los Angeles Police Department […]