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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
  • Santa Monica has seen record crowds in 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Record Crowds Create Traffic Nightmare in Santa Monica

    Record crowds of visitors to Santa Monica have officials scrambling for ways to unlock the gridlock. Wendy Burch reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 25, 2016.

  • Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey are shown in photos from a LASD wanted poster distributed Aug. 23, 2016.

    3 Kids Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Gorman Area Are Located; Couple With Toddler Still Sought

    Three young children whose mother was found dead on a Gorman-area road were located safe Wednesday afternoon after they were kidnapped, but the two people suspected of taking the kids have a fourth child with them and remain on the run, authorities said. Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were last seen fleeing California with Kimberly Harvill’s three children, who were found to be safe at a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a good Samaritan contacted local police. Robertson […]

  • A man with a red Mohawk was being sought in the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl as she was riding her scooter in a Placentia neighborhood on Aug. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man With Red Mohawk Sought in Attempted Abduction of 7-Year-Old Girl in Placentia

    Police were searching Monday for a man with a red mohawk who attempted to abduct a 7-year-old girl as she was riding her scooter in a Placentia neighborhood. The girl was near her home at a mobile home park in the 800 block of Lark Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when she spotted a man sitting on a bench, according to a news release from the Placentia Police Department. “When she rode by the suspect on her way home, he attempted […]

  • Homicide investigators are seen in Lebec after a woman's body was discovered on Aug. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman’s Body Found Near State Route 138 in Lebec; Homicide Investigation Underway

    A homicide investigation was underway Monday after a woman’s body was discovered by a passing motorist near state Route 138 in northwestern Los Angeles County a day earlier. The motorist saw the body in a brush-covered area along Gorman Post Road, just north of the highway, after making a brief rest stop at about 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The victim, a woman in her 20s, appeared to be unconscious so the motorist called […]

  • Police in Glendale were warning the public to be on alert after the attempted kidnappings of two children within minutes of each other on Aug. 10, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police on Alert After 2 Attempted Child Abductions Occur Within Minutes of Each Other in Glendale

    Police in Glendale were warning the public to be on alert after the attempted kidnappings of two children within a half-hour on Wednesday evening. In both incidents, which are believed to be related, an individual got out of a car, approached and picked up a small child and then was physically confronted by the mother, prompting the would-be kidnapper to flee. The two incidents occurred within a mile of each other in south Glendale in the 5 o’clock hour. “This […]

  • A woman was rescued from a burning home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 2016. (Credit: ANG.News)

    Woman Pulled to Safety After Vermont Knolls Neighborhood Home Catches Fire

    Rescuers used a window to pull a woman to safety after a home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles caught fire Tuesday morning. Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were patrolling the neighborhood about 1 a.m. when one of them saw smoke coming from a nearby home, Officer Christopher Carnahan said. The officers went to the home near the intersection of South Hoover Street and West 74th Street and saw the rear of the home was on fire, Carnahan […]

  • E-cigarettes are displayed at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new federal regulations on electronic cigarettes that will be the same as traditional tobacco cigarettes and chewing tobacco.  (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    New Federal Regulations on Electronic Cigarettes Go Into Effect

    New federal regulations go in to effect Monday on the use of electronic cigarettes. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 8, 2016.

  • Daniel Gamboa, 19, Kasey Vance, 18, and Samantha Ornelas, 17, are seen in photos released by the Fontana Police Department on Aug. 1, 2016.

    Bodies Found 900 Feet Down Angeles Crest Highway Identified As 3 Missing Fontana Teens: Coroner’s Officials

    Three people who were found dead amid the wreckage of a crash over the side of Angeles Crest Highway have been identified as the teenagers who had been missing out of Fontana, Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials said Tuesday evening. The bodies were removed from the crash site shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, more than 15 hours after authorities located a white truck that had plummeted some 900 feet down the highway above Altadena. Lt. Kelly Yagerlener, with the coroner’s office, […]

  • Crews worked to repair a broken water main in the Hollywood Hills on July 31, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Multiple Businesses Impacted After Water Main Break in Hollywood Hills: LAFD

    Crews were working Sunday night to clean up the muddy mess left behind after an 8-inch main burst in the Hollywood Hills, spilling potentially thousands of gallons and impacting multiple businesses, officials said. The broken main was reported just before noon in the 3300 block of Oak Glen Drive near the Cahuenga Pass, according to the Los Angeles Fire department. The agency reported that around 12:45 p.m. about 1,000 gallons of water is gushing per minute, but it was not immediately […]