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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
  • ‘No-Body Murder Charge’ Filed Against South Pasadena Father Suspected of Killing Missing 5-Year-Old Son: DA

    The South Pasadena father arrested late last week in Las Vegas on suspicion of killing his missing 5-year-old son has been charged with murder even though the boy’s body has not been found, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Monday. Lacey made the announcement at a late Monday morning news conference, where officials released new information on the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Aramazd Andressian Sr., who is accused of killing his 5-year-old son. Andressian Sr. 35, was arrested […]

  • Heat Wave Prompts First Statewide Flex Alert of the Year

    An ongoing heat wave heading into summer has prompted the first statewide Flex Alert of the year, officials said Tuesday. The California Independent System Operator urges residents to conserve electricity from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, when temperatures in the valleys of Los Angeles County are expected to soar into the 90s to low 100s.  Far interior areas like the Antelope Valley might reach 110, according to the National Weather Service. Demand on the power grid can […]

  • Cooler Coastal Conditions May Offer Escape From Heat Wave

    Locals and visitors may want to head to the coast this week as the first heat wave of the season continues throughout the SoCal region.  

  • 2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 5 Freeway Near Buena Park; Speeds Reached 100 MPH: CHP

    Two people were killed when a suspected wrong-way driver crashed head on into another vehicle after apparently traveling about 100 mph near Buena Park, officials said Monday morning. The crash was reported on the southbound 5 Freeway just north of the 91 Freeway about 3:20 a.m., when the California Highway Patrol began receiving calls about a driver heading north in the southbound lanes. Preliminary information from the CHP indicated that the driver was traveling in the slow lane about 70 […]

  • ‘False Positive’ Leads Bells Gardens Police to Say Cocaine Was Found Inside Putty Toy in Vending Machine

    After initially reporting that cocaine was found inside a putty ball toy that a boy bought at a Bell Gardens vending machine this week, police said a “false positive” had led to the report. The substance was not cocaine, the Bell Gardens Police Department said in a updated statement Wednesday. The incident was reported Monday when the boy bought the toy at Taqueria Los Altos, 6939 Eastern Ave., police initially said in a news release. While the boy was playing […]

  • Soon, iPhones Will Be Able to Block Texts While Driving

    Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at a text message while you’re driving. The feature, called “Do Not Disturb While Driving,” will be part of Apple’s iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices. Whenever the phone is connected to a car using either Bluetooth or a cable, or if the car is moving, the phone will withhold any […]

  • Trump Says Justice Dept. Should Not Have Submitted ‘Watered Down, Politically Correct’ Version of Travel Ban to Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically referred to his executive order on immigration as a “travel ban” and said his Justice Department should not have submitted a “watered down, politically correct version” to the Supreme Court. Trump’s suggestion that changes to the ban — which, among other things, temporarily restricts travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries — were due to political correctness could hamper his administration’s legal argument that the executive order did not target Muslims. As a […]

  • Proposal Would Allow Community Care of Lost or Stray Pets Found in City of L.A.

    Editor’s note: A video originally posted at this link has been removed because it contained factual errors and incomplete reporting, and the headline has been changed due to its incorrect characterization of the proposal. The proposed policy is described in a report to the Board of Animal Services Commissioners here.  

  • New Report Says IOC May Name Paris as 2024 Host, L.A. as 2028 Host; L.A. Leaders Say They’re Focused on 2024 Games

    LA 2024 bid leaders have said they remain intent on winning the 2024 Summer Games in the wake of a report that the International Olympic Committee is moving closer to an arrangement that would give them 2028 instead. The Wall Street Journal quoted sources on Tuesday saying the IOC is “progressing toward an arrangement” that would name Paris as the 2024 host and make L.A. wait another four years. The private LA 2024 bid committee issued a statement: “While the […]