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
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    First of 3 Storms Slated to Hit SoCal Wednesday Night; Up to 6 Inches of Rain, Snow Expected Through Monday

    A series of new storms are slated to drench Southern California Wednesday night through Monday, and provide further relief from the five-year drought that parts of California are beginning to emerge from. The first of three storms is forecast to arrive late Wednesday and bring up to an inch of rain to the coastal and valley areas through Thursday, the National Weather Service stated. That storm could bring up to 2 inches of rain in the foothills, according to forecasters. Snow […]

  • A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Stanton on Jan. 18, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Stanton Hit-and-Run Crash

    Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead in Stanton Wednesday morning. The crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. when a man on a bike was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Chapman Avenue, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Nathan Wilson said. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries, Wilson said. The vehicle involved in the incident was described as either champagne or gold in […]

  • A clerk was fatally shot at a gas station in Los Feliz on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Clerk Shot, Killed During Robbery at Los Feliz Chevron Station; Gunman Sought

    Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a clerk at a gas station in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Central Los Angeles Tuesday morning, officials said. The shooting at the Chevron station located at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue was reported about 5:25 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aareon Jefferson said. “A male black in his mid 20s made a transaction with that clerk and stayed in the store. Another patron made […]

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    L.A. Organizers Propose Linked Olympic Ceremonies for Coliseum, Inglewood Stadium

    As LA 2024 officials finalize their bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to Southern California, they have faced a difficult choice regarding the location of the opening and closing ceremonies. The Coliseum offers a sense of history and has the backing of L.A. City Council members eager to keep the Games’ premiere events within city limits. But a $2.6-billion stadium the Rams are building in Inglewood might give the bid a more modern and expensive feel. So LA 2024 […]

  • An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office on Dec. 15, 2015, in Miami, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Trump Promises His Obamacare Replacement Plan Will Cover All: Report

    President-elect Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that aims to provide “insurance for all,” he told The Washington Post. Also, he will demand that drug companies negotiate directly with Medicare and Medicaid and lower their prices, saying they will no longer be “politically protected.” Trump did not reveal any details of how he’d accomplish this daunting task, noting that he is waiting for his health secretary nominee, Tom Price, to be confirmed. Price is […]

  • Pedestrians walk in the rain in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two Storms Expected to Bring Rain, Possible Thunderstorms to SoCal; Snow Could Impact Travel

    More rain is in the forecast this weekend as back-to-back storms are expected to bring rain and possible thunderstorms to the Southern California area, according to the National Weather Service. Rain was reported throughout Los Angeles County Friday morning, but the bulk of the first storm’s rain and thunderstorms are expected over Ventura County, the weather service reported. A second storm could impact travel plans as snow levels drop in elevation. Most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties will see […]

  • The entrance to the Red Line station in Grand Park on Dec. 23, 2016. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Metro Rail, Bus Lines Will Run for 24 Hours Over New Year’s Holiday; No Fare Will Be Charged Overnight New Year’s Eve

    Metro will offer 24 hour service on most rail and bus lines over the New Year’s holiday and no fare will be charged from 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 2 a.m. New Year’s Day, officials said this week. The lines will run on regular Saturday schedule on New Year’s Eve in addition to the 24-hour service, but on the holiday/Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day. Fare gates at all rail stations will be unlatched during the free service. The […]

  • Debbie Reynolds, right, and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Debbie Reynolds Suffered Massive Stroke While Planning Daughter Carrie Fisher’s Funeral, Son Says

    Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds was making funeral arrangements for her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, when she suffered a massive stroke, her son said. Todd Fisher told “Good Morning America” they were at the family home in Beverly Hills when Reynolds was stricken. “It happened very gently,” Fisher told ABC. “She loved taking care of my sister more than anything. So, she gets to do that and that’s what she wanted to do.” Doctors at the hospital told family that Reynolds’ […]

  • Actors Debbie Reynolds and Robert Wagner are pictured at a party in Hollywood, circa 1959. (Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Fans, Celebrities Mourn Loss of Iconic Actress Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds’ death shook Hollywood Wednesday night. Reynolds, 84, was taken to a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday afternoon. She died just one day after her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, passed away. Tributes began overflowing on social media after news of her death. “Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood Royalty. It breaks my heart that she is gone. I’d hoped that my grieving was done for 2016,” William Shatner wrote. Avatar actress Zoe Saldana tweeted, “Today […]