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
  • Dunkin' Donuts created a special doughnut for the grand opening of a new store in Santa Monica on Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dunkin’ Donuts Returns to SoCal; First Location Opens in Santa Monica

    Coffee and doughnut lovers rejoice: Dunkin’ Donuts opened its first store in Southern California on Tuesday, marking the popular restaurant chain’s return to the state. Fans lined up overnight in anticipation of the Santa Monica location’s 5 a.m. grand opening. The early morning events included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a pink carpet featuring the brand’s mascots and surprise giveaways, according to a news release from the company. A special commemorative California-inspired doughnut to celebrate the opening was also available for […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Grand Opening Day!

    Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is giving the West Coast a reason to celebrate with the opening of the first full expression Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Southern California. KTLA’s Wendy Burch was live from their new Santa Monica location for their opening day. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on September 2, 2014.   Dunkin’ Donuts 1132 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 Twitter: @DunkinLA

  • Jennifer Lawrence is pictured at 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Alleged nude photos of the Academy Award winner were released on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    Jennifer Lawrence, Other Female Celebs Targeted in Online Nude Photo Leak

    In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. Purported nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” were splashed on various sites Sunday. They appeared on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr, among others. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton followed suit — and posted what he said were naked photos of Lawrence and actress Victoria Justice. […]

  • High surf caused flooding in Seal Beach on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Several Homes Damaged After High Surf Causes Flooding in Seal Beach

    High surf caused by a hurricane hundreds of miles away led to flooding in Seal Beach Wednesday after water broke through defense barriers. Walls of sand meant to stop rushing water, or berms, were unable to prevent flooding that began around 11 p.m.Tuesday night. Water flooded the first floor and garages of several homes and was at least a feet high in some areas. “Waves come up, carry all the sand, the trash cans from the beach and everything else,” homeowner […]

  • A water main broke in Echo Park near Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street on Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Causes Flooding in Echo Park

    A water main break early Tuesday morning in Echo Park caused damage, street closures, and multiple businesses and residents to lose water access. An 8-inch cast iron pipe broke near Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street (map), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Gail Harris said. The DWP was contacted about the break around 3 a.m. and the water was turned off by 4:30 a.m., she said. About 10 to 15 customers, including businesses and multiresidential complexes, were expected to be […]

  • The Emmy's could impact traffic in Downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Emmy Awards Could Impact Traffic in Downtown L.A.

    The 66th Primetime Emmy’s was scheduled to be held at Nokia Theatre Monday evening, and traffic in the Downtown Los Angeles area was expected to be impacted as a result. The only street slated to close down as a result of televisions’ biggest night was Chick Hearn Court between L.A. Live Way and Hope Street, but a sign posted on a street outside the Los Angeles Convention Center warned of possible delays in the area. The awards ceremony was scheduled […]

  • A man was armed at gunpoint while standing in his driveway in the 1200 block of North Crestview Drive in Fullerton on Aug. 19, 2014. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Assailant Sought in Up to 7 Armed Robberies in Fullerton

    Police were investigating Wednesday if an armed robbery in Fullerton the previous night was related to six recent incidents in the area. A man was approached in the driveway of his home by a person who brandished a firearm and demanded his money around 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Crestview Drive (map), Fullerton Police Department Lt. Andrew Goodrich said. It was believed the crime was committed by a man who robbed three Fullerton homes Sunday, Goodrich said. […]

  • A pursuit ended at the intersection of 37th and Hill streets in South Los Angeles before one of two gunman was shot and killed by police on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Officer’s Leg Shattered in Shootout After ‘Running Gun Battle'; 1 Killed, 1 Arrested

    A SWAT officer was seriously injured and a man was killed Monday morning in a “running gun battle” after a vehicle pursuit ended in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. Another occupant of the vehicle was in custody. The incident, which shut down the 110 Freeway for hours as police collected shell casings and marked evidence, began when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop about 2:20 a.m. Officers tried to stop an SUV in the area of Manchester […]

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    Police Host Community Meeting After Alleged Burglar Shot, Killed in Long Beach Home

    A Long Beach homeowner shot and killed a man who allegedly was trying to burglarize his home on Sunday, police said. Officers initially responded to a burglary in progress in the 2800 block of East Third Street (map) in the early morning hours, according to Sgt. Megan Zabel with the Long Beach Police Department. “It was 2:45 exactly, and then I heard the house owner scream,” neighbor Dina Milonas said, adding that she heard several gunshots at the home. When […]