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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
  • A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on Jan. 13, 2016, in San Lorenzo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $422 Million

    The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $422 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Wendy Burch reports from Hawthorne for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 27, 2016.

  • Heat from flames push firefighters back as they monitor a flare up in brush along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Monday. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Containment of 59-Square-Mile Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Area Increases to 25 Percent

    As a state of emergency was declared Tuesday, firefighters appear to be gaining control of the Sand Fire, which has been burning in the Santa Clarita area since Friday. More than 3,000 firefighters have worked to increase containment of the fire to 25 percent by Tuesday morning, according to the federal InciWeb information page on the fire. The Sand Fire has scorched 37,700 acres, or about 59 square miles, in the Santa Clarita area and the Angeles National Forest. No briefing […]

  • Smoke rises out of the burning Sand Fire on July 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sand Fire Burns 55 Square Miles, Destroys 18 Homes; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

    Some residents affected by a wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita area were allowed to return home Monday evening as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that has scorched more than 35,000 acres, or about 55 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. Most evacuations were lifted at 7 p.m., except for homes on Placerita Canyon Road from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street and Little Tujunga Canyon Road from the Wildlife Way Station to Sand Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road. Areas in Agua Dulce also […]

  • The Huntington Beach is seen off the coast of Huntington Beach on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach Tourism Officials Plan to Promote City as ’Soul of SoCal’

    Huntington Beach tourism officials are looking to promote the city as “The Soul of SoCal.” The beachside community has been dubbed “Surf City USA.”  Wendy Burch reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 14, 2016.

  • In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)

    Juno Spacecraft Has Successfully Started Orbiting Jupiter, NASA Confirms

    NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. “Welcome to Jupiter!” flashed on screens at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. The Juno team cheered and hugged. “This is phenomenal,” said Geoff Yoder, acting administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The probe had to conduct a tricky maneuver to slow down enough to […]

  • A whale carcass is seen at Dockweiler State Beach on July 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials Successful in Getting Dead Whale That Washed Ashore Dockweiler Beach Back to Sea

    Lifeguards Friday evening were finally successful in getting a  22-ton dead whale back out to sea after it washed ashore on Dockweiler State Beach near Playa del Rey the night before. The humpback whale was spotted by lifeguards about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a tweet by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division. Efforts to tow the carcass back to the water Thursday night and most of Friday were unsuccessful, so the whale remained on the beach. About 7 p.m., during the evening […]

  • A blue whale is shown, apparently entangled in some kind of fishing line, off the coast of Dana Point on June 27, 2016. (Credit: Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari)

    Second Rescue Effort Fails to Help Entangled Blue Whale in Waters Off Dana Point

    A rare attempt to free a blue whale tangled in crab fishing lines off the coast of California ended in failure Tuesday when rescuers were unable to locate the creature after removing a tracking buoy the night before. “We lost him,” said Captain Dave Anderson, a rescue effort organizer and owner of Dana Point-based Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari. “It breaks my heart to see a whale like that. It’s so hard when you’re so close to helping, we were just inches away.” […]

  • A crude oil leak is seen in an image posted to Twitter by the Ventura County Fire Department.

    700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

    Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in a Ventura canyon Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting the response of multiple hazardous materials teams that were able to contain the oil, authorities said. The leak was initially reported from an inland platform about 5:30 a.m. near Hall Canyon Road and Sunset Drive, about 1 mile inland of San Buenaventura State Beach, according to the Ventura County Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. By 8:45 a.m., it had flowed […]

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    Number of California Drivers Using Cellphones Continues to Grow, Study Says

    A new study by the California Office of Traffic Safety says that more and more drivers in California are using cellphones. Wendy Burch reports from Studio City for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 23, 2016.